Kerala poll results: UDF wins 70, LDF 68
The first result in the April 13 Assembly polls in Kerala has gone in favour of UDF.
Thiruvananthapuram: The first result in the April 13 Assembly polls in Kerala has gone in favour of UDF, with Varkala Kahar of Congress retaining the Varkala segment in Thiruvananthapuram district.
He defeated his nearest rival AA Rahim of CPI-M by over 10,000 votes, official sources said.
Power Minister and CPI-M candidate AK Balan won by a margin of over 21,000 votes in Tharur(SC) in Palakkad district.
UDF's MV Sreyamskumar (SJD) won by 15,720 votes from Kalpetta in Wayanad district defeating CPI-M's P A Muhammed.
In Manathavady, PK Jayalakshmi (Cong) won by a margin of 11,872 votes defeating her nearest rival KC Kunhiraman (CPI-M).
AP Abdullakutty (Cong) defeated Kadannapally Ramachandran (Congress-S) in Kannur.
Industries Minister Elamaram Kareem (CPI-M) won in Beypore constituency.
IUML leader and former minister MK Muneer won Kozhikode South.
MV Pradeep Kumar (CPI-M) won Kozhikode (South) defeating PV Gangadharan (Congress).
K Muraleedharan (Cong) won Vattiyurkkav defeating the LDF-Ind Cheriyan Philip by over 8000 votes.
MA Wahid (Cong) has retained Kazhakkoottam seat in Thiruvanathapuram.
PK Vijayalakshmi (Cong) won Manathawadi (ST) from KC Kunhiraman (CPI-M).
Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan has retained Malampuzha seat by defeating Lathika Subash of Congress by over 23,000 votes.
Congress leader and UDF's Chief Minister probable Oommen Chandy has won from Puthupally for the ninth consecutive time.
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