Kochi: Outspoken former justice of the Kerala High Court B Kemal Pasha is keen on commencing a legislative career. He has reiterated that he would contest in the ensuing Kerala Assembly Election if he is offered a suitable constituency.
Pasha is not averse to accepting a nomination from any party.
"I am not interested in party-based politics. But, I won't contest as an independent candidate," Pasha averred.
"I will definitely seek an electoral mandate if I am offered a good offer (on the right constituency)," he stated.
The United Democratic Front is in touch with Pasha as the early short-listing of candidates for the 140 constituencies in Kerala are on.
The former judge noted politics is not anyone's monopoly. Political awareness rather than political experience is needed.
The 64-year-old has zeroed in on a few constituencies.
"The UDF had contacted me with regard to Punalur. But I am interested in Kalamassery or any other constituency in Ernakulam district," Pasha, who was born in Anchal, Kollam, said.
Pasha retired as a High Court judge in May 2018 after a five-year stay.