Sitting MP M.K.Raghavan and Sitting MLA in Kozhikode North A.Pradeep Kumar fight each other in Kozhikode Loksabha constituency.Unlike in other previous elections,M.K.Raghavan is facing allegations after a Hindi news channel carried out a sting operation.But,a confidant MP fought back and registered complaint against the channel.
MK Raghavan in an emotional tone, clarified that it was a false allegation and his casual conversation was edited and misused .
The case is under investigation. LDF is trying to take up this issue as a major poll discussion in this constituency. However,UDF finds it is the last tool used to tarnish M.K.Ragahavn’s image in this constituency.
“There is no negative factor against M.K.Raghavn,here.And,the LDF knows that it is tough to beat a popular leader like Raghavan. That’s why,the opponents are attacking him by raising false allegations.”
Ragahvan has said that there is a conspiracy behind the TV exposure.
And the UDF front believes that Ragahvan’s development agenda and the development projects he launched so fare in this constituency are enough to get him a thumping victory.
“A.Pradeep Kumar has performed well in his constituency as a sitting MLA. Major highlights of his development is in the educational sector.He gave new life to many ailing educational institutions in government sector. And,there is no corruption allegations against him.”-says a LDF source working for A.Pradeep Kumar.
Anyway,fight is tough in Zamorin’s land.Both the candidates have their deep-rooted network in this constituency.
As simple as always Raghavan concentrates to meet as many as ordinary people as he can. His people skill and experience have immensely contributed to his previous victories.His followers believe that this time also Kozhikode electorate will give him an opportunity to complete his development agenda.
He never miss a single tea shop to seek votes.
Just like Raghvan Pradeep also enters to people,directly.Many of his voters are familiar to this candidate.
Prakash Babu is the BJP candidate in this constituency.He is a familiar figure in the Protect Sabarimala agitation.A youth leader in the saffron party is raising the issue of protecting customs and tradition of believers.
Sabarimal Karmasamithy’s slogan ‘Mandalamethayalum Mandalakalam marakkaruth’ is believed to have an impact in this constituency where thousands of Lord Ayyappa devotees are following age old customs and tradition.They stand for believers.