Kerala: BJP candidate Sreesanth loses maiden election, to continue work for people



After cricket, S. Sreesanth’s political innings came to a naught. The former cricketer-turned-politician, who fought on Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from Thiruvananthapuram seat in the Kerala Assembly polls, failed to score runs for the BJP. 

Despite facing imminent defeat, the cricketer-turned politican said that he would continue to work for people, putting up a brave face.

Sreesanth, as seen in political circles, was a surprise candidate for the assembly polls. Instead of being fielded from his home district of Ernakulam, the former cricketer was fielded from Thiruvananthapuram by the BJP.

Earlier, Sreesanth, 33, said that he was not worried about any political party scoring points by raking up the match fixing controversy as his name has been cleared.

Sreesanth managed to get the third spot polling 34,764 votes after health minister VS Sivakumar of the Congress and Antony Raju (Independent).