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published on March 22, 2011

SDPI not to field candidates in BJP strongholds

http://expressbuzz.com/states/kerala/sdpi-not-to-field-candidates-in-bjp-strongholds/258622.html

KASARGOD: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political outfit of the Popular Front of India, is not fielding candidates in constituencies where the BJP has a winning chance.

The SDPI has not fielded any candidate in Manjeswaram Assembly constituency where BJP state general secretary K Surendran is in the fray, pitted against C H Kunhambu of the LDF and P B Abdul Razak of the UDF. In the no-holds-barred-triangular fight in Manjeswaram, the SDPI is not contesting in order to avoid splitting of the Muslim votes though it had bagged a ward in Manjeswaram grama panchayat in the last local body elections. But, the SDPI has not named the front it would support in Manjeswaram.

The SDPI considers Manjeswaram as one of the constituencies in the state where the BJP has a chance to win. However, the SDPI has fielded candidate in Kasargod Assembly seat where a triangular contest is on the cards. Though the SDPI is contesting in Kasargod Assembly constituency, it has not much followers there as in Manjeswaram. The SDPI is also not contesting in Nemam where the BJP candidate is a real contender.

The BJP finished second in Manjeswaram and Kasargod Assembly constituencies both in the previous Lok Sabha elections and also in the last local body elections.

However, the SDPI has fielded its candidate in Uduma and Thrikkaripur where, according to its reckoning, the BJP has no chance of winning.

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