The ruling CPM-led LDF in Kerala edged out the Congress-led UDF in bypolls to 15 native physique wards throughout 9 districts.
The LDF carried out marginally higher, successful eight out of the 15 seats, leaving seven for the UDF. However, it was the LDF (4) that misplaced extra sitting seats than the UDF (3).
LDF-backed candidates received the bypolls in Pallur ward of Kalanjur Panchayat in Pathanamthitta district, Naluthodu ward in Muttar panchayat in Alappuzha district, Churathodu ward in Vengoor panchayat in Ernakulam district, Parassery West ward in Thalakkad panchayat in Malappuram district, Kallunira ward in Valayam panchayat in Kozhikode district, Veerppad ward in Aralam panchayat in Kannur district, Pathinaramkallu ward in Nedumangad municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district and Pazheri ward in Sulthan Bathery municipality in Wayanad district.
The UDF-backed candidates received in Ilangulam ward in Elikkulam pachayat in Kottayam district, Kozhippilly South ward in Varapetty panchayat, Karakkodu ward in Piravom municipality and North Marady in Marady panchayat in Ernakulam district, Chevayoor ward in Cherukavu panchayat, Mudappilassery ward in Wandoor panchayat and Vazhikadavu ward in Nilambur block panchayat in Malappuram district.
The LDF winner in Muttar panchayat was determined by coin-toss after each candidates obtained equal variety of votes. And with the UDF successful the bypoll in Piravom municipality, it now has equal variety of seats because the LDF which rules the native physique. The stability of energy may probably shift there in days to come back.
In the 2020 native physique elections, the LDF had emerged on prime, successful a majority of the gram panchayats, municipalities, companies, block panchayats and district panchayats.