The CPM district leadership has taken a decision to field central committee member and health minister KK Shailaja from Jayarajan's constituency Mattanur.
Kerala's 576-km long coastline is home to over 10 lakh families dependent on fishing. They can decide the outcome in around 50 Assembly constituencies in nine coastal districts.
With the names of ministers to block panchayat presidents doing the rounds, sources from the party hint that Health Minister K K Shailaja could be the surprise choice for the prestigious Thiruvananthapuram seat.
Interestingly, in Kerala the Congress is the Left's biggest opponent while the two parties are partners in West Bengal.
Here we consider a few likely surprise picks for a few assembly seats in central Kerala, primarily Kottayam.
The government has now agreed to shorten the working hours of watchmen so that more candidates from the rank list could be recruited.
The Left government had decided to cancel a Rs 5,000 crore MoU between KSIDC and the EMCC International, against which the Opposition Congress has been raising serious allegations.
Suni and the other convicts did not allow the police to handcuff or sit near them. In fact, they travelled posing as normal passengers.
The row over the deep-sea trawling project has exposed the state government to opposition charge that the Pinarayi Vijayan administration is inimical to the interests of the fishing community.
The CPM alleged that the Congress-led government at the Centre had given a free run to the foreign trawlers during its rule in 1991.