Thiruvananthapuram: A crucial by-election to the Kerala Assembly from Neyyattinkara segment in the district will be held on Saturday after a tumultous month-long campaign by the ruling Congress-led UDF and opposition LDF and BJP.
A total of 1.6 lakh voters are eligible to cast their ballots in the polls. Though the main battle in Neyyatinkara, situated in the southernmost part of the state, is between R Selvaraj (Congress) and F Lawrence (CPI-M) of LDF, entry of former Union Minister and senior BJP leader O Rajagopal has virtually turned the contest into a three-cornered one.
03:31 AM, Jun 02, 2012
Thiruvananthapuram: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader R. Selvaraj on Friday resigned as legislator, taking the party top brass by surprise and fuelling speculation that he was hand in glove with the rival United Democratic Front (UDF). Selvaraj, 63, a two-time legislator, who represented the Neyyattinkara constituency in Thiruvananthapuram district, arrived at Speaker G. Karthikeyan's residence and put in his papers. "I have accepted his resignation because he came to...
04:37 PM, Mar 09, 2012