KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala and former chief minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday requested Congress president Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad.
T Siddique, who already began the campaign in the constituency, told reporters that he is quitting the race for Rahul.
“It will be a boost for the UDF,” said Chandy.
Karnataka state leaders had earlier made a similar request to Rahul. Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao and former CM Siddaramaiah requested him to contest from Karnataka to enhance the possibilities of the party in south India.