Shanimol Usman captures Left bastion Aroor amidst a tight contest
Aroor: UDF’s Shanimol Usman captured Aroor constituency after a photo finish. Shanimol Usman won by a slender margin of 1955 votes against LDF candidate Manu C. Pulikkal. As counting of four voting machines were affected due technical glitches, the official declaration of the results delayed.
Shanimol had tried to maintain her lead after the initial setback she suffered during the early counting. But she was quick to maintain her lead which was below 1000 votes. This slender lead could have turned against her at any moment. All eyes were on Aroor and Shanimol maintained her lead till the final stage of counting.
Shanimol has got 68,851 votes while her nearest contestant Manu C Pulikkal secured 66,896 votes. NDA candidate K. P. Prakash Babu came in the third place with 16215 votes.