He is the sitting MP in the Wayanad seat
M.I. Shanavas, sitting MP and the United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate, contesting in the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, filed his nomination papers before the returning officer here on Friday.
Mr. Shanavas arrived at the district collectorate accompanied by UDF workers and leaders.
He filed the papers before District Collector Kesavendrakumar, who is also the returning officer.
I.C. Balakrishnan MLA; K.L. Poulose and E.K. Muhammed Kunji, District Congress Committee presidents of Wayanad and Malappuram districts respectively, were among those present.
M. Vapan of the BSP, Sathish Chandran of the All India Trinamool Congress and two independent candidates also filed papers.