The 2004 verdict brought gloom to the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF). But now the front is smiling, as it believes it has nothing to lose and everything to gain. The UDF believes it has an edge as the LDF battles strong anti-incumbency. CPI-M Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan completes three years in office this May.
Image: Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan reads a document during the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau meeting in New Delhi on February 14, 2009.