Scrutiny ends, 15 candidates in the fray in Kozhikode

Prominent parties grapple with the problem of namesakes

Candidates of mainstream political parties are likely to be faced with the problem of namesakes in Kozhikode and Vadakara Lok Sabha elections as the scrutiny of nomination papers ended on Friday.

As many as 15 candidates are in the fray for the Kozhikode Lok Sabha seat and 13 in Vadakara constituency.

The nomination of an Independent candidate, Lakshmanan, was rejected by District Collector Seeram Sambasiva Rao, who is also the Returning Officer for polls in the two constituencies.

The papers of dummy candidates for Kozhikode — Kannathil Jameela, Dinesh Mani, and T.P. Jayachandran — were also rejected after nominations of the main candidates were accepted.

Following are the candidates of recognised national and State parties and others for Kozhikode: M.K. Raghavan (Congress), A. Pradeep Kumar (CPI-M), K.P. Prakash Babu (Bharatiya Janata Party), K. Ragu (BSP), and P. Sankaran (SUCI).

The Independents are Nazeer Ahammed, Nusrath Jahan, N. Pradeepan, V.K. Pradeep. E.T. Pradeepkumar, Prakash Babu, N. Raghavan, P. Raghavan, and T. Raghavan.

The main candidates in Vadakara are P. Jayarajan (CPI-M), K. Muraleedharan (Congress), and V.K. Sajeevan (BJP), A.P. Jatheesh (National Labour Party), Musthafa (SDPI), P.P. Mohammed Musthafa (SDPI), and Sudhakaran (CPI - Marxist Leninist - Redstar).

The Independents are P.K. Aneesh, Jayarajan, C.O.T. Nazeer, K. Muraleedharan, K. Muraleedharan, and Santhosh Kumar.

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