Coming down heavily on the party’s decision to share the dais with Thomas, CPI, the second largest ally of the LDF in Kerala, stated the move didn’t yield any result.
As the counting of postal votes began and first round of counting got over, the mood changed in the CPM camp.
Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the Left party lost the byelection, but its vote share has risen in the Thrikkakara constituency.
The war of words between the LDF and UDF continues unabated over the candidature of LDF candidate Dr Joe Jacob in the Thrikkakara by-election.
Uma Thomas said that just like the people of Thrikkakara helped and supported her late husband, they will vote for her too.