CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI executive committee meeting evaluated that LDF will retain power by winning over 80 seats. The meeting also assessed that the party will win 17 assembly seats.
CPI state executive meeting was convened on Thursday for the first time after the assembly election. The meeting examined the statistics from all districts except Idukki. On the basis of the assessment of various district committees, the meeting reached the conclusion that LDF will retain power by winning over 80 seats.
The party also evaluated that they are likely to face unexpected defeat in some seats. CPI had won 19 seats in the previous assembly election. This time, the party hopes to win 17 seats.
CPI also considers that there will be witness tight competition in Thrissur and they are likely to lose the seat. Thrissur is the stronghold of UDF. But V S Sunil Kumar managed to win the seat last time. P Balachandran is the CPI candidate this time. Padmaja Venugopal is UDF candidate and Suresh Gopi contests for BJP.
The executive also evaluated that CPI will have an unexpected victory in Tirurangadi seat in Malappuram. Niyas Pulikkalakath is their candidate in the constituency. KPA Majeed contested for UDF and Kalliyath Sathar Haji for NDA. Though there is tight competition in Karunagappally also, CPI hopes to win the seat with a majority of 3000 votes.