Kerala: Muslim League announces 25 candidates, woman included after 25 years

Party senior leader and lawyer Noorbina Rasheed will contest the polls from Kozhikode South constituency.

Indian Union Muslim League in Kerala, the second-largest UDF ally announced its candidates for 25 seats for the upcoming state assembly elections.

For the first time after 1996, a woman candidate has been included in the candidate list. Party senior leader and lawyer Noorbina Rasheed will contest the polls from Kozhikode South constituency. In 1996, League candidate Kamarunnisa Anwar contested from Kozhikode-II and lost to CPIM’s Elamaram Kareem by 8,766 votes. 

Muslim League leader and former Rajya Sabaha member M P Abdussamad Samadani is the UDF candidate for Malappuram Lok Sabha bypolls.

Former minister M K Muneer will switch from Kozhikode South seat to Koduvalli while Youth League leader P K Firoz has been fielded in Tanur.

Candidates in Perambra and Chadayamangalam will be declared.

The Muslim League has a consistent vote share of 7 to 8 per cent in the state with 18 members in the assembly.

Candidates

  1. Manjeswaram – MKM Ashraf
  2. Kasaragod – N A Nellikkunnu
  3. Azhikode – K M Shaji
  4. Koothuparamba – Pottankandi Abdulla
  5. Kuttiady – Parakkal Abdulla
  6. Kozhikode South – Noorbina Rasheed
  7. Kunnamangalam – Dinesh Perumanna
  8. Koduvalli – M K Muneer
  9. Thiruvambadi – CP Cheriya Muhammed
  10. Kondotty – T V Ibrahim
  11. Eranad – P K Basheer
  12. Manjeri – UA Latheef
  13. Perinthalmanna – Najeeb Kanthapuram
  14. Mankada – Manjalamkuzhi Ali
  15. Malappuram – P Ubaidulla
  16. Vengara – PK Kunhalikutty
  17. Vallikkunnu – Anbdul Hameed Master
  18. Thirurangadi – KPA Majeed
  19. Tanur – PK Firoz
  20. Tirur – Kurukkoli Moideen
  21. Kottakkal – Abid Hussain Thangal
  22. Mannarkkad – N Shamsuddin
  23. Guruvayur – KNA Khader
  24. Kalamassery – VE Abdul Gafoor
  25. Kongad – UC Raman