The senior Congress leader and UDF Chalakudy Lok Sabha candidate Benny Behanan,suffered a heart attack and admitted in a private hospital in Kochi following thereafter.
“He underwent angioplasty. He has been kept under 48-hour observation,” his aide said.
Behanan, who is also convener of the Congress-led UDF in Kerala, had filed his nomination papers as party candidate from Chalakkudy constituency on Monday.
LDF’s sitting MP, Innocent, and BJP’s A N Radhakrishnan are his main rivals in the April 23 Parliamentary polls.
LDF candidate Innocent visited Benny Behanan at kakkanad Sunrise hospital and wished him a speedy recovery.
The Ernakulam district Congress Committee president T J Vinod said the UDF leadership would arrange the necessary steps to lead the election campaign in his absence.