Pala: After few rounds of counting are over, CPIM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate Mani C Kappan’s lead is going up and right now it is by 4,306 votes in the Pala by-election.
Mani C Kappan is maintaining his lead from the start when the counting Postal votes began. 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. Now around half of the polling booths , around 85 booths, were counted and Mani C Kappan’s lead moved up by 4,306.
While Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate Jose Tom, the late KC(M) leader KM Mani’s son-in-law, is in the second , BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate N. Hari holds the third.