Photo: Sunil Kumar C | Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: LDF lost two seats it held earlier in the local self-governing bodies to Congress and an independent candidate. BJP also lost a seat to Congress.
The Left Democratic Front and United Democratic Front won 9 seats each in the byelections held recently. BJP won one seat and an Independent candidate also won in the elections for a total of 20 seats.
BJP won a seat in a ward at Elampalloor panchayat in Kollam district while independent candidate Sunny Abraham won in the 2nd ward of Kallar panchayat in Kasaragod defeating a CPI-backed independent.
UDF wrested Vandanmedu-Achankanam ward from CPM and Badiyadka-Pattaje seat from BJP.