Kerala, 13 March, Sreeparvathy K.: Congress declared the list of candidates contesting in 15 seats in Kerala. The Congress leadership agreed to the list submitted by Screening committee, only one change of exchanging candidates between Thrissur and Chalakkudy constituencies. According to the finalised list, KP Dhanapalan will face election from Thrissur and PC Chacko from Chalakkudy.
Three new faces are in the list; KPCC General Secretary T Siddiq from Kasargod, Youth Congress President Dean Kuriakose from Idukki and KS Sheeba from Alathoor. Two sitting seat MPs, PT Thomas and Peethambara Kurup failed to be in the list.
The candidates in the final list are Shashi Tharoor from Thiruvananthapuram, Bindu Krishna from Attingal, Anto Antony from Pathananmthitta, Kodikkunnil Suresh from Mavelikkara, KC Venugopal from Alappuzha, KV Thomas from Ernakulam, PC Chacko from Chalakkudi, KP Dhanapalan from Thrissur, Dean Kuriakose from Idukki, KS Sheeba from Alathoor, MK Raghavan from Kozhikode, MI Shahnavaz from Wayanad, Mullapally Ramachandran from Vadakara, K Sudhakaran from Kannur and T Siddiq from Kasargod.