Malappuram: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) Malappuram District General Secretary KNA Khader has been named the United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate for the Vengara Assembly bypoll to be held on October 11.
IUML State President Syed Panakkad Hyderali Shihab announced Khader’s name after the party’s parliamentary meeting at Panakkad today.
Senior leaders P K Kunjhalikutty MP, E T Mohammed Bhasheer MP were among those who attended the meeting. Khader had represented Vallikkunnu in the 13th Legislative Assembly earlier, from 2011-2016.
Meanwhile, it is being rumoured that the NDA might field Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sobha Surendran as its candidate at Vengara.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) had already picked its candidate and had named P.P. Basheer as the Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate .