Kerala Assembly elections
Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: The Left rewrote history in Kerala on Sunday by becoming the first government to get a second term in four decades. Pinarayi Vijayan, the 76-year-old CPI(M) leader, became the third chief minister in Kerala’s history to be re-elected and the first to continue in office after completing a full term. The LDF’s win is just the second instance of a ruling front receiving consecutive terms.
The LDF is expected to finish between 95 and 100 seats, eclipsing its 2016 tally of 91 seatss, while the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) is leading in 41 seats.
Fighting on the plank of development, the LDF won both hearts and votes because of its apt handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
The BJP, which had opened its account in the state last time with one seat and had expected to win at least half a dozen seats, failed to win even a single this time. Senior leaders like Kummanam Rajasekharan, K Surendran, Sobha Surendran and E Sreedharan were all defeated from their respective constituencies.
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