IUML candidate PK Kunhalikutty wins Malappuram Lok Sabha bypoll

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 April 2017, 01:14 PM
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) candidate PK Kunhalikutty wins the Malappuram Lok Sabha bypoll (Source-ANI)
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) candidate PK Kunhalikutty wins the Malappuram Lok Sabha bypoll (Source-ANI)

Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) candidate PK Kunhalikutty won the Malappuram Lok Sabha bypoll with a massive margin of 1.7 lakh votes. He defeated his rival and youth leader MB Faisal of CPI (M). The BJP candidate, N Sreeprakash, emerged third in the battle.

Senior congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor termed the victory as a message to the communal forces in the state.

He tweeted, “Communist candidate concedes defeat in Malappuram by-election, says @udfkerala victory sends a clear message from Kerala to communal forces.”

The senior Congress leader congratulated PK Kunhalikutty on his victory, dubbing him it as an asset in the Lok Sabha.   

First Published: Monday, April 17, 2017 12:38 PM
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