UDF candidate KM Noordeen withdrew as the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) candidate from the Kaipamangalam constituency in Thrissur on Thursday citing sudden realization of his unworthiness to contest the assembly elections scheduled to be held on May 16.
Noordeen had earlier contested and lost as an AAP candidate from Chalakudy to Mollywood actor Innocent in the 2011 Lok Sabha elections. He later resigned from the party and joined the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) owing to ideological differences.
Reports say that being a public figure, he is averse to the idea of contesting elections under any particular party symbol which he supposedly believes will affect his social stature among the masses.
The sudden withdrawal of Noordeen from the race brings in a fresh headache for the UDF which is already battle-weary trying to combat brewing dissent within the ranks in regard to candidate selection for the upcoming polls in Kerala.