Kerala Chief Minister and CPI(M) veteran V S Achuthanandan today filed nomination for contesting the assembly elections from his sitting seat Malampuzha in Palakkad district.
Mr. Achuthanandan filed his papers before Joint Registrar (Co-operatives) A N Pradeepraj, who is the returning officer for the segment.
The 87-year-old statwart is seeking election from Malampuzha, a segment that always stood loyal to the CPI(M) and those’ who elected to the assembly from there included former Chief Minister late E K Nayanar.
The 87-year-old stalwart is seeking election from the CPI (M) bastion for the third consecutive time.
Mr. Achuthanandan, who is the pivot of the LDF, has been campaigning in the northern districts for the last three days.
He was accompanied by former Lok Sabha member N N Krishnadas and party functionaries from the area when he went for filing nomination.
Congress has chosen 46-year-old woman leader Lathika Subhash to take on Mr. Achuthanandan, who is a debutant in the poll arena.