Saturday, May 16, 2009

CPI loses in all four Kerala seats it contested

Saturday,16 May 2009

Thiruvananthapuram, May 16: The Communist Party of India (CPI) lost all four of the Lok Sabha seats that it had contested in Kerala.

The CPI had three seats - of Kerala's 20 Lok Sabha seats - in the outgoing Lok Sabha. It had chosen not to renominate any of its old MPs and pitched for new candidates.

CPI state secretary Veliyam Bharghavan said this was not a reflection of the governance of the state government, in which the CPI is the second biggest partner.

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