Peaceful polling witnessed with masks and social distancing
The first phase of the three-tier local body polls began on a peaceful note in five districts of Kerala on Tuesday with the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF, Congress-headed UDF and BJP-NDA locking horns in majority of wards. A total of 24,583 candidates are in the fray, trying their electoral luck in 6,910 wards of 395 local bodies in the districts - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki.
Polling was generally peaceful in all the five districts in the initial hours. Cutting across villages and cities, voters could be seen wearing masks and maintaining social distance adhering to COVID-19 protocols.
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