Politics Kerala CPI-M announces candidates for October 21 bypolls Updated : September 26, 2019 03:09 PM IST The five candidates are Thiruvananthapuram Mayor VK Prasanth (Vatiyoorkavu), Manu Roy (Ernakulam), K.U. Janish Kumar (Konni), Manu C. Pulikan (Aroor) and M. Shankar Rai (Manjeswaram). The last date for filing nomination is September 30. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.