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.