Sreesanth likely to contest on BJP ticket in Kerala polls

If Sreesanth decides to contest the elections, he is likely to fight against state Excise Minister and Congress leader K Babu for Thrippunithura seat in Ernakulam district.

By: PTI | Kochi | Updated: March 22, 2016 6:04 pm
Sreesanth, BJP, Sreesanth bjp elections, Sreesanth kerala elections, “I will let you know my decision by tomorrow,” Sreesanth said, but declined to give further details. (file photo)

BJP is planning to field cricketer S Sreesanth as its candidate for Kerala Assembly elections to be held on May 16.

Sreesanth said he would decide on whether to contest in the election tomorrow.

“I will let you know my decision by tomorrow,” Sreesanth said, but declined to give further details.

Members of Sreesanth’s family said he received a call from a top BJP leader in Delhi requesting him to contest from Thrippunithura Assembly constituency. They also said Sreesanth is likely to meet BJP chief Amit Shah when he visits Kerala.

When contacted, Kerala BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan said the state leadership was not aware of the move but “things will be clear in two days.”

A top BJP leader also said someone from BJP’s central leadership must have contacted Sreesanth directly “as he is a celebrity”.

If Sreesanth decides to contest the elections, he is likely to fight against state Excise Minister and Congress leader K Babu for Thrippunithura seat in Ernakulam district.

The CPI-M has not announced its candidate to the seat. After being exonerated in the 2013 IPL spot fixing-case
by a Delhi court last year, Sreesanth is now a busy actor. He is currently shooting for a Hindi film produced by Pooja Bhatt.

Babu, a close confidant of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, has been winning from Thrippunithura since 1991.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Mar 22, 2016 at 11:45 am
    I feel like vomiting, why does BJP has to stoop so low, why give shady charecters like Sreeshanth.
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      Guru
      Mar 22, 2016 at 1:49 pm
      What a joke. Sreesanth of all people?
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        Saurabh
        Mar 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm
        His entry in party will not help BJP, his entry will be as disastrous as that of Kiran bedi
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          Sharad
          Mar 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm
          This will be a wrong move on BJP by fielding someone with bad character.
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            Singakuttan
            Mar 22, 2016 at 10:40 am
            Fool couldnt achieve anything in cricket and got caught in fixing scandal. Now wants to do scandals and corruption on a much larger scale. All the best !!
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              SUNNY
              Mar 22, 2016 at 4:17 pm
              all corrupt are coming on one side
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                PN badri
                Mar 23, 2016 at 10:18 am
                So called value based party putting corrupt /controversial person as party's nominee is not surprising. Spent force selects scam guy .
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                  Balgit
                  Mar 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm
                  Immature, arrogant and dishonest: Sreeshant demonstrates the depth of BJP's talent in Kerala
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