KC (M) leader and MP Thomas Chazhikadan fired the first salvo after his party’s high-level committee meeting.
It is a victory of Kappen's personal charm, which the UDF machinery could tap. It seems Pala also voted heavily against Jose K Mani's perceived unfriendly nature and selfish political motives.
The election in Pala was keenly watched by Kerala as Jose K Mani contested on the LDF ticket.
While Jose is adamant on recapturing the constituency his party the Kerala Congress (Mani) had lost in a 2019 bypoll after the demise of his father K M Mani, Kappan is fighting to retain the seat he had wrested from then.
Kappan said that the party will request 3 seats, including Pala, from the UDF for the upcoming Assembly elections.
Kappan and nine others have resigned from NCP to form a new regional wing.
If Kappan is allotted the poll symbol of the Congress as is rumoured, the Pala contest would be tough for Jose K Mani.
An announcement in this regard is expected shortly after his meeting with NCP national leader Sharad Pawar in Delhi today.
Even though NCP has not taken any decision to quit the LDF as of now, Kappan has reportedly begun preparations to contest from Pala.
Kappan's decision will definitely give the Left Democrratic Front (LDF), in which NCP is a constituent, a huge respite.