The United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala announced the finalized list of its candidates for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election. Congress leading the UDF in Kerala will contest from 16 constituencies. The allies of Congress in Kerala that form the UDF are IUML (Indian Union Muslim League), Kerala Congress (M) and RSP. IUML will contest for two seats whereas RSP and Kerala Congress will contest for one seat each.
The constituencies allotted for IUML are Malappuram and Ponnani. IUML candidates Kunjalikutty and Mohammad Basheer will contest from Malappuram and Ponnani constituencies respectively. RSP contesting from Kollam has N.K Premachandran as the candidate. Thomas Chazhikkadan will be contesting from Kottayam for Kerala Congress(M). Below is the complete list of UDF candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Full List of UDF/Congress Candidates For Lok Sabha 2019 Elections
|Name of UDF Candidate||Contesting Constituency|
|MP Shashi Tharoor||Thiruvananthapuram|
|MP Anto Antony||Idukki|
|ET Muhammed Basheer||Ponnani|
Wayanad Constituency UDF Candidate
Rahul Gandhi will be contesting from Wayanad for UDF.
Chalakkudy Constituency UDF candidate
Senior leader Benny Behanan is UDF’s Chalakkudy candidate. He is a former MLA.
Malappuram and Ponnani Constituency Candidates
IUML candidates P.K Kunjalikutty and E.T Muhammed Basheer will contest from Malappuram and Ponnani for UDF.
Kottayam UDF Candidate
Kerala Congress (M) candidate, Thomas Chazhikkadan will represent UDF from Kottayam.
Alappuzha UDF Candidate
Shanimol Usman is contesting this time for UDF from Alappuzha.
Kollam UDF Candidate
N.K Premachandran will be representing UDF from Kollam constituency.
UDF candidate for Mavelikkara Constituency
Kodikkunnil Suresh, the sitting MP of Mavelikkara will contest for Mavelikkara seat.
TN Prathapan is UDF’s candidate for Thrissur Constituency
TN Prathapan will represent UDF this time from Thrissur constituency.
UDF candidates for Palakkad and Alathur constituencies
Two new faces will contest for UDF from two constituencies in Palakkad district. i.e Palakkad and Alathur. UDF’s candidate for Palakkad constituency is VK Sreekantan and that for Alathur is Remya Haridas.
Ernakulam Constituency UDF candidate
The sitting MLA Hibi Eden is the UDF’s candidate for Ernakulam Constituency.
UDF Candidate from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Constituency
Sitting MP Shashi Tharoor will contest for UDF from Thiruvananthapuram.
Kannur Constituency UDF candidate
Former MP, K Sudhakaran will defend the Congress from Kannur constituency.
Kasargod Constituency UDF candidate
From Kasargod constituency, former Congress spokesman Rajmohan Unnithan will contest.
UDF Candidates in Pathanamthitta and Idukki
The youth Congress leader Dean Kuriakose and sitting MP Anto Antony will represent UDF for 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Idukki and Pathanamthitta respectively.
Kozhikkode, Attingal, and Vadakara
K.Muraleedharan, son of K.Karunakaran is the UDF’s candidate for Vadakara constituency. It’s M.K Raghavan for Kozhikode (Calicut) and Adoor Prakash for Attingal.