Press Trust of India / May 16, 2009
Three sons of politicians have made it to the Lok Sabha from Kerala and Lakshadweep this time.
Of the five sons of politicians who tried their luck this time from the state, only two emerged victorious, while P M Hamdulla, son of former Union Minister P M Sayeed, won the Lakshadweep seat.
The winners are: Jose K Mani, son of former state minister and Kerala Congress (Mani) leader, K M Mani, who won by a margin of over 60,000 votes from Kottayam defeating sitting MP, Suresh Kurup. A Sampath CPI(M), who contested from Attingal, defeated Congress' G Balachandran by about 18,000 votes. Sampath is the son of former CPI(M) MLA, Aniruddhan.
The loosers are veteran Congress leader K Karunakaran's son and state President of NCP, K Muraleedharan, who contested from Wayanad, K Francis George of the Kerala Congress (Joseph), son of party leader K M George, who was aiming for a hattrick from Idukki, and Debutant R S Anil (CPI), son of former minister late P K Raghavan, lost in Mavelikara.