THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: At a time when the Congress received a blow nationally due to the BJP, the party in the state which secured 55,88,130 votes of the total votes polled, was able to get a major portion of the vote share in the state.
In 2009, when the Congress was able to win 13 seats, it got a vote share of 40.13 per cent while the CPM was able to get 30.48 per cent of the votes when four of its candidates won the polls.
This time around when the Congress got nine seats
on its own, it was able to get 31.1 per cent of the total votes.
The CPM was able to get 21.6 per cent of the total vote share or 38,78,110 votes. The votes of five independent candidates has not been reflected in this.
BJP was able to improve its vote share in the state with 18,56,523 votes thereby getting 10.3 per cent vote share.
It is interesting to note that AAP got 1.4 per cent or 2,56,635 votes when there was as many as 2,10,530 NOTA votes polled accounting for 1.2 per cent of total votes.