BJP's Metroman E Sreedharan has lost Palakkad seat to Indian National Congress’ Shafi Parambhi defeated E Sreedharan by over 3000 votes. With this Parambhi has completed a hat-trick of wins in the Palakkad seat, reports Hindustan Times.
For the first time in 40 years, Kerala may break the cycle of voting out the incumbent party as initial trends indicate a victory for Pinarayi Vijayan led LDF government with the CPI-M led alliance securing a lead in 92 seats.
71 seats are needed for a party or an alliance to form the government in the Kerala assembly which consists of 140 constituencies.
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