LDF defies history, looks set for 2nd consecutive term in Kerala

Source :SIFY
Author :SIFY
Last Updated: Sun, May 2nd, 2021, 14:03:18hrs
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Pinarayi Vijayan

Kochi: The ruling Left Democratic Front in Kerala was leading in 90 of the total 140 seats while the opposition United Democratic Front was ahead in 45 segments as counting of votes for the April 6 assembly elections got underway on Sunday. 
Initial trends indicated that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance is ahead in two seats -- Palakkad, where 'Metroman' E Sreedharan is contesting, and Nemom, the lone seat won by the saffron party in the 2016 assembly polls.

Early leads showed that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Health Minister K K Shailaja, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala were leading in their respective constituencies, while BJP state chief K Surendran was trailing in both the seats -- Konni and Manjeswaram -- he is contesting from.

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