UDF expects to win 77 seats; ‘Captain’ controversy may hit LDF
Kozhikode: UDF leadership has a firm belief that Kerala will witness a change in government like the previous assembly polls. It is observed that south Kerala will favour UDF. The Congress-led front is expecting to win at least 77 seats out of the 140 seats. Congress leadership has examined that there are chances for winning up to 87 seats.
After reviewing the post-poll situation in various districts of the state, UDF leadership predicts that LDF is not going to fulfil their dream of a second term in Kerala.
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala raised many issues triggering a heated discussion across Kerala. It is also examined that LDF’s decision to remove many sitting MLAs, including 5 ministers from the electoral fray, benefited UDF.
Muslim and Christian community organisations has also supported UDF in this assembly polls.
At the same time, UDF was successful to impress the Nair Service Society earlier before the polls. NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair’s statement on the polling day also favoured UDF to woo the voters.
Opposition’s allegations and movement against vote-rigging played a major role to prevent bogus voting.
UDF also reviewed that they may have some sympathy votes from BJP-RSS cadre. BDJS, SDPI and Welfare party also favoured UDF in this polls, examined the leadership.
UDF to win Pala, Nemom
The opposition hopes to win all seats in Ernakulam and Kottayam districts except two. This list includes Jose K Mani’s Pala too. At the same time, UDF has no hope to win Ettumanoor and Vaikkom in Kottayam.
In Thiruvananthapuram, UDF has been expecting to retain power in Nemom. But the leadership has realised chances to lose Vattiyoorkkavu seat. Meanwhile, UDF has confirmed victory in two seats of Wayanad namely Mananthavady and Sulthan Bathery.
The party has been expecting a massive victory in three seats of Kannur district including Kannur, Irikkur and Peravoor. Azhikode and Koothuparamba are the other seats in Kannur which is expected to favour UDF.
In Alappuzha, UDF has been targeting victory in 5 to 7 seats. While conforming victory in Manjeshwaram and Kasaragod, UDF also reviewed chances to win Uduma seat.
Five seats each in Kozhikode and Kollam districts are also likely to favour UDF. In Kozhikode, Kuttiyadi, Vadakara, Kozhikode south and Koduvally are the seats where UDF victory is predicted. UDF is also hopeful of winning Kozhikode north.
In Kollam district, UDF has predicted chances of victory in Kollam, Chavara and Kundara seats. At the same time, the front is expecting to win two more seats in Malappuram apart from the sitting seats.
UDF also hopes to win Palakkad and Thrithala seats too.
‘Captain’ controversy to hit LDF
UDF has examined that election campaigns hailing Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as captain will backfire within the LDF. It is reported that a protest developed against Kannur lobby in south Kerala. UDF has assumed that CPM followers are irked with Kannur lobby’s dominance over the party.