LDF candidates win both wards that went to polls in the district. CPI(M)’s K. Manikantan caught back BJP’s sitting seat in 11th ward of Kudallur in Pallashana panchayat.
In 23rd ward of Kottakunnil in Cheruplassery Municipality, CPI(M)’s Bijesh Kannan won with vote lead of 419. Of the total 793 votes cast Bijesh Kanan won 587, UDF 168 and BJP -38. Kudallur victory came on a lead of 65 votes. Of the total 114 ballots, K. Manikantan scored 559; BJP 494 and UDF 61.
LDF GRABS PARUTHICODE SEAT IN PALLIKUNNU FROM UDF
UDF has lost its sitting seat in 9th ward of Paruthicode in Pallikunnu to LDF. The Left candidate PM Radhakrishnan won the ward with a lead of 280 votes. The seat fell vacant after CPI(M) member K Vinod Kumar resigned his post. The panchayat is presently governed by LDF in a 23 to 14 majority. Vijayan was UDF’s candidate in the bypoll.
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