Senior Congress leader and UDF candidate for Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituency, Benny Behanan, was admitted to a private hospital in Kochi on Friday after he suffered a heart attack, party sources said. Also Read - Delhi Chalo: Rahul Gandhi Backs Protesting Farmers, Says Modi Govt Will Have To Take Back 'The Black Law'

The 67-year old Behannan was rushed to the hospital after he complained of severe chest pain in the early hours of Friday, they said. Also Read - Amarinder Singh Condemns Haryana Govt's Attempts To Prevent Farmers March To Delhi

“He underwent angioplasty. He has been kept under 48-hour observation,” his aide said. Also Read - Congress Leader Ahmed Patel Laid to Rest in Gujarat’s Bharuch, Rahul Gandhi Attends Funeral

Behanan, who is also convener of the Congress-led UDF in Kerala, had filed his nomination papers as party candidate from Chalakkudy constituency on Monday.

LDF’s sitting MP, Malayalam film actor Innocent, and BJP’s AN Radhakrishnan are his main rivals in the April 23 Parliamentary polls.

Ernakulam district Congress Committee president TJ Vinod said the UDF leadership would make necessary arrangements to conduct the poll campaign in his absence.