Cine star Devan files nomination

Updated on Apr 24, 2004 11:52 AM IST

Noted cine star Devan filed nomination papers for the Wadakkanchery Assembly byelection in Kerala.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Thrissur

Noted cine star Devan on Wednesday filed nomination papers for the Wadakkanchery Assembly by-election in Kerala from where former Chief Minister Karunakaran's son and State Electricity Minister K Muraleedharan is seeking mandate to enter the state legislature.

Perhaps he is the second actor to enter electoral fray in the history of Kerala, which, like Bengal, has the reputation of not entertaining cine stars in politics.

Ganesan, a popular film and TV actor, is a sitting MLA and was a minister for a while.

Devan had recently floated his own political outfit called Kerala People's Party (KPP). Ater filing nomination the actor told reporters that he was contesting the election on the plank of the development of the state as, he said, the present political system had utterly failed to deliver the goods.

''There is no political party in the state trying for the overall development of the state'', he said.

A.C.Moideen, CPM candidate for the Wadakkancherry Assembly by election, also filed his nomination papers On Wednesday.

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