A farewell was accorded to CPI MLA Pallipram Balan, who represents the erstwhile Hosdurg Assembly constituency, by the media on Wednesday.

The Legislator was lauded for initiating a series of development works in the constituency. The Assembly constituency is now Kanhangad following delimitation.

At a function held at the Press Forum here, the office-bearers lauded the efforts of the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader in initiating development activities. They said Mr. Balan had tirelessly worked for the development of the constituency.

Mr. Balan, a native of Kannur, had been residing here over the last few years.

This time, the CPI fielded State Council member E. Chandrasekharan from the constituency.

Mr. Balan said he would devote his time for all-round development of the area.