While all three fronts express confidence of their candidates’ victory, various factors at play make it difficult to predict where the wind has flown
A day after the state exercised its franchise, the three major political fronts are busy calculating all possible permutations and combinations to try and decipher the poll outcome.
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Krishnadas said SDPI, Popular Front and Jammat e Islami that lent support to the CPM and the Congress have now become forces that control the LDF and the UDF.
Despite the scorching heat and Covid threat looming large over the district, residents of Ernakulam turned up to vote in large numbers at many polling booths.
Overall voting percentage in district drops from 79.71 in 2016 to 74.14
Apart from the Malayalis, many Gujaratis, Rajasthani and Kashmiris enthusiastically turned up at various polling booths across the city to exercise their vote at the assembly polls.
Given the pandemic, apart from the 2,736 polling booths, 1,428 additional booths were opened to facilitate the assembly elections this year.
Actor Vivek Gopan had peaceful nights till the election eve.
Bhaskaran Nair T N, a native of Sasthamangalam, turned 100 this year, but that does not dampen his voting spirit.
For postal ballots, the voters need to apply. Balakrishnan Nair said that it was shocking to find that his vote was already polled.
According to reports, the polling in urban pockets was less compared to other areas of the constituency.
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Voters in the district’s coastal belt turned up in large numbers to help register a polling percentage of 69.77 despite the coronavirus pandemic.
This shows swing voters stayed away, says political observer