In the list of LDF candidates for Kerala is Mohammed Muhsin, a JNU scholar and vice-president of the AISF’s JNU unit. He is a fourth-year PhD student in the Group of Adult Education at School of Social Sciences.
Muhsin, 30, will contest Pattambi, where he hails from. “My name was floating for some time but I was officially asked a few days ago,” he told The Indian Express. “My association with AISF began at school,” said Muhsin, who joined the CPI in 2011-12. “I have worked as a social work counsellor between groups and communities and I think that’s what they considered.”
Asked about the controversy around student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, he said, “His popularity may not help me, but the politics of JNU which has been born out of this incident could. The changing discourse of nationalism versus anti-nationalism may have an impact,” he said.
He graduated from Calicut University, and did his Masters in social work from Coimbatore’s Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, and his MPhil from University of Madras.