Mani’s son Jose K Mani to contest Rajya Sabha polls

K M Mani’s son Jose K Mani would be Kerala Congress(M)’s candidate of the Congress-led UDF for the Rajya Sabha election from Kerala.

The decision was made during a steering committee meeting held in Pala tonight. Jose K Mani is currently the party’s lone member in Lok Sabha from Kottayam parliamentary constituency.

The seat is currently held by Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurian of the Congress who will retire on July 1.

“Our party leadership that met here on Friday night has decided to nominate Jose K.Mani to the Rajya Sabha. The party felt that he was the most suitable candidate and hence his name was an unanimous choice,” P.J. Joseph, the senior leader told the IANS after the meeting.

Earlier in the day, KC(M) announced its decision to return to the UDF fold, after the Congress decided to support its candidate for the Rajya Sabha election.

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