New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday named the party's district vice-president N. Sreeprakash as its candidate for the upcoming Malappuram Lok Sabha bypoll.
Sreeprakash had contested the last Lok Sabha elections from Malappuram and finished third.
The seat fell vacant after demise of former union minister and Indian Union Muslim League president E.Ahamed last month. The bypoll will be held on April 12.
IUML had earlier named national general secretary P.K. Kunhalikutty as its candidate for the bypoll. The CPM is yet to name its candidate.