Thiruvananthapuram: The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF), led by the Communist Party of India (Marxists) has wrested the Konni Assembly seat from the Congress-led UDF after 23 years with their candidate KU Janeesh Kumar winning the seat by a margin of 10,000 votes.
Kumar bagged 54,099 votes against his nearest rival P Mohanraj of the Congress who got 44,146 votes.
Konni was represented by Congress leader and former minister Adoor Prakash since 1996 and fell vacant after he won the Lok Sabha elections from Attingal constituency earlier this year.
Both the BJP and UDF'S vote share has come down in Konni. In less than five months, the share of the BJP has come down by about 2%.