Pathanamthitta: LDF and BJP have joined hands with each other in Ranni Gram Panchayat. BJP members voted for LDF’s candidate for panchayat president. As a result, Kerala Congress (M) candidate Shobha Charlie was elected as the panchayat president. She received 7 votes including 2 votes from BJP.
LDF and UDF had 5 votes each in Ranni panchayat. BJP had 2 and an independent candidate had won in a seat. UDF was expected to come to power here with the support of the independent candidate. However, in an unexpected turn of events, LDF and BJP decided to join hands .
CPI won 4 seats and Kerala Congress (M) won a seat for the LDF. For UDF, Congress won 4 and Kerala Congress (PJ Joseph) won 1 seat.