Rajya Sabha elections in Kerala to be held MondayJune 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 22 (IANS) Elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in Kerala will be held Monday, with four candidates in the fray.
The ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is confident of ensuring the victory of at least two of its candidates.
Things have become complicated to the UDF as the Left Democratic Front (LDF) has fielded two candidates.
If there is no cross voting, two UDF candidates can easily win.
The Congress has decided to give another term to Rajya Sabha member P.J. Kurian. The second seat has been given to Kerala Congress (Mani), which has fielded Joy Abraham.
The LDF has fielded senior CPI-M leader C.P. Narayanan, whose victory is assured. It has also fielded CPI leader C.N. Chandran.
In 2003, the UDF was shocked when K. Karunakaran fielded a rebel candidate. After giving heartbreaks to many in the UDF, the two official Congress candidates won.
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