LDF trailed in assembly constituencies of 16 ministers; Pushed to 3rd in two places
Kozhikode: In the UDF wave in the state during the Lok Sabha Elections, the LDF lost the assembly segments from where 16 members of the present cabinet were elected. In two segments, the Left front was pushed to the third position. The LDF had a slight lead only in the assembly constituencies of chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, ministers E. P. Jayarajan, E. Chandrasekharan and P. Thilothaman.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan was elected with a majority of 36,905 votes from Dharmadam. LDF candidate P. K. Sreemathy had a lead of 4099 votes against UDF candidate K. Sudhakaran here.
Minister for industries E. P. Jayarajan won for a majority of 43,381 votes. P. K. Sreemathy’s lead was only 7488 votes.
Revenue minister E. Chandrasekharan secured a majority of 26,010 votes while LDF candidate K. P. Satheesh Chandran got a lead of only 2221 against UDF’s Rajmohan Unnithan.
Minister of ports Ramachandran Kadannappally won for 1196 votes from Kannur where UDF candidate Sudhakaran received a lead of 23,423 votes against P. K. Sreemathy.
Health minister K. K. Shailaja won for 12,291 votes from Koothuparamba whereas UDF candidate K. Muraleedharan had a lead of 4133 votes against P. Jayarajan of LDF.
Minister of labour T. P. Ramakrishnan won for 4101 votes in assembly polls. K. Muraleedharan’s lead was 13,204 against P. Jayarajan in Lok Sabha polls.
Transport minister A. K. Saseendran received a majority of 29,057 votes. UDF candidate M. K. Raghavan had a lead of 103 votes against LDF candidate A. Pradeep Kumar.
Minister of higher education K. T. Jaleel received a majority of 17,064 votes. UDF candidate E. T. Muhammed Basheer got a lead of 12,353 votes against LDF independent P. V. Anvar.
Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan had won by a majority of 15,640 votes from Ponnani. E. T. Muhammed Basheer scored a lead of 9739 votes against P. V. Anvar here.
Minister of education C. Raveendranath won by a majority of 38,478 votes while LDF candidate Rajaji Mathew Thomas trailed behind UDF candidate T. N. Prathapan for 5842 votes.
Minister for agriculture V. S. Sunil Kumar won by a majority of 6987 votes. Rajaji Mathew Thomas was pushed to third position here. BJP candidate Suresh Gopi came second.
Minister A. C. Moideen received a majority of 7782 votes in Kunnamkulam. UDF candidate Ramya Haridas had a lead of 14,322 votes against LDF’s P. K. Biju.
Minister of SC/ST development A. K. Balan won by a majority of 23,068 votes here where Ramya Haridas got a lead of 24,839 votes.
Minister of water resources K. Krishnankutty got lead of 7285 votes from Chittoor while Ramya Haridas secured a lead of 23,467 votes.
Finance minister Thomas Isaac’s majority in Alappuzha in assembly polls was 31,032 votes. UDF candidate Shanimol Usman had a minor lead of 69 votes here against LDF candidate A. M. Ariff.
PWD minister G. Sudhakaran won by a margin of 22,621 votes whereas Shanimol Usman had a lead of 638 votes.
Minister of forest K. Raju won by a margin of 33,582 votes from Punalur. But RSP candidate N. K. Premachandran’s lead against LDF candidate Balagopal was 18,666 votes.
Fisheries minister Mercykutty Amma won by a margin of 3046 votes from Kundara whereas Premachandran received a lead of 24,309 votes.
Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran won by a majority of 7347 votes while CPI candidate C. Divakaran was pushed to third position. Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor secured a lead of 1485 against BJP’s Kummanam Rajasekharan here.
The results in Cherthala was quite different from assembly constituencies of other ministers. The lead of LDF increased here. Minister of food and civil supplies P. Thilothaman’s majority was 7196 votes in assembly polls. A. M. Ariff secured a lead of 16,895 votes here in LS polls.