Kerala voters stick to LDF, UDF; BJP blanked out

When the results of Kerala bypolls announced, the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF has won wins at Vattiyoorkavu and Konni, while congress retained the Ernakulam and Manjeshwar seats in the October 21 bypolls to the five assembly seats in Kerala.

Thiruvananthapuram Mayor Prasanth, who contested at Vattiyoorkavu constituency won with a margin of 14,465 votes against his nearest rival, Congress party’s K Mohankumar, while K U Jinesh Kumar won from Konni by a margin of 9,953 votes.

The UDF candidate T J Vinod won the Ernakulam seat by a margin of 3,750 votes defeating Manu Roy (LDF-IND).

While the three results were declared by the Election Commission, two more results are expected any time soon.

While Prasanth polled 54,830 votes, Mohankumar got 40,365 votes and BJP’s S Suresh could garner only 27,453 votes.

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