Bypoll: Morale booster for ruling LDF after massive LS drubbing
The ruling CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front lost its sitting seat, Aroor in a nail-biting photo finish when the results of the bypolls to five assembly constituencies were out on Thursday.
But, the wresting of two traditional strongholds of the opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front, that too with a resounding win, has given them an upper hand in the bypolls, which is considered a curtain raiser to the 2021 Assembly elections.
The LDF candidates won two seats- Vattiyoorkavu and Konni--while the UDF nominees retained Ernakulam and Manjeswaram and wrested Aroor.
The UDF failed to repeat its magical performance in the Lok Sabha polls though it retained two of its sitting segments and managed to wrest one seat from the ruling front. (PTI)