Pala: While the second round of counting is progressing on Friday, CPIM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate Mani C Kappan is currently leading by 3,528 votes in the Pala by-election.
Mani C Kappan was leading from the beginning when the counting Postal votes took place. Then the counting of Ramapuram Panchayat, which is generally a UDF-dominated area, finished, the lead of Mani C Kappan moved up by 2000 votes.
When the second round of counting of Kadanad Panchayat is going on, Mani C Kappan’s lead has risen further to 3,528 and it is steadily moving up.
While Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate Jose Tom is in the second , BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate N. Hari holds the third.