Local body bypolls: LDF wins 15 out of 28 wards, but loses six; UDF emerges as big achievers

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Thiruvananthapuram: United Democratic Front improved their tally by capturing five seats from Left Democratic Front in the local body byelections across Kerala.

As the votes for 28 wards in various local self-governments were counted on Wednesday, the UDF bagged 11 seats. Though LDF won 15 seats, it lost five to UDF and one to NDA.

LDF will lose the president post in the Cheruvannur grama panchayat in Kozhikode district following the win of the UDF candidate in the bypoll.

Kerala Congress (Mani) lost to UDF independent in Kadaplamattom grama panchayath in the poll following the death of former president Joy Kallupura.

Before the elections on Tuesday, LDF had 21 seats in its kitty. UDF had six and NDA one. Now the tally is 15, 11 and 2, respectively.

Opposition leader VD Satheesan congratulated the winners and said more forts of LDF will be broken in the coming years.

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