Congress Led UDF and Communist LDF Engage in Violent Clashes in Kerala Ahead Of Statewide Polling

Congress Led UDF and Communist LDF Engage in Violent Clashes in Kerala Ahead Of Statewide PollingRepresentative image (Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 

Clashes erupted between workers of Left Democratic Front (LDF) and United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kollam constituency of Kerala yesterday (22 April). The said seat is witnessing Lok Sabha polling today.

The violence and clashes between the two factions were not restricted to Kollam and were witnessed in other parts of the state as well forcing the police authorities to resort to lathi-charge and fire tear gas to disperse the crowds of warring factions, reports Business Standard.

The entire state of Kerala which sends 20 members to the Lok Sabha is witnessing polls today (23 April). The prominent parties contesting for those seats are Communist Party of India (Marxist) led LDF, Congress party led UDF and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).