Kannur: Lashing out at the UDF leadership for the depressing show at the Assembly elections, senior congress leader K Sudhakaran said that the leaders are responsible for the poll defeat.

The UDF’s liquor policy backfired and the leadership failed to address the flaws in governance.

The defeat of Satheeshan Pacheri in Kannur is really shocking, he said. UDF candidate Satheeshan Pacheri had lost to LDF’s Ramachandran Kadannappalli for 1196 votes in Kannur, which was a UDF stronghold.