TPURAM: LDF candidates K N Balagopal and T N Seema filed their nominations for the Rajya Sabha elections Tuesday. They filed the papers before Kerala legislative secretary P D Rajan in the assembly complex.
Balagopal and Seema are both members of the CPI (M) state committee.
Balagopal is at present political secretary to Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan. Seema had given up her teaching career to become a full time politician. She was a member of the team of leaders who were part of the Nava Kerala Yatra led by CPI (M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.
Defence minister A K Antony had filed his papers for the Rajya Sabha seat Monday. The three vacancies arose as the present term of Antony, V S Vijayaraghavan (CPI-M) and P V Abdul Wahab (IUML) is ending.