Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM has decided to field V K C Mammad Koya in Beypore instead of M Mehaboob. The party district secretariat proposed the name of Mehaboob after the state secretariat decided that Elamaram Kareem should not contest. However, the mandalam committee opposed the candidature of Mehaboob, former president of the Kozhikode cooperative bank, following which the district committee sought another name.
The district committee meet held today proposed VKC as the candidate. VKC represented Beypore before Elamaram Kareem and he is currently the Mayor of Kozhikode corporation. Meanwhile, VKC has reportedly expressed his dissent to contest polls.If the state committee announces VKC as candidate in Beypore, Thottathil Raveendran is likely to become Mayor.