In by-election to wards in five grama panchayats, Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidates emerged winners in three grama panchayats.

United Democratic Front (UDF) candidates won in the other two panchayats.

LDF candidates Mariyil Gangadharan, Gerin Jose and T. K. Chandra Babu won in Paikulam Junction ward (Panjal panchayat) Chovvur East ward (Cherpu panchayat) and Chenthrapinni North ward (Edathiruthy panchayat) respectively.

UDF candidates K. K. Rajan and K. K. Uma emerged victors in the Vettikuzhi ward (Athirappilly panchayat) and Kaipamangalam panchayat office ward respectively.

By-election to the wards was held on May 7.

The following are the results: Vettikuzhi ward (Athirappilly panchayat): C. C. Krishnan (CPI- 325 votes); K. K. Rajan (Congress - 328); invalid (three votes); total number of votes: 656;

Paikulam Junction ward (Panjal panchayat): S. Krishnamani (Independent - 0); Mariyil Gangadharan (CPI-(M) - 468); P. G. Babu (Congress - 144); P. B. Mohanan (BJP - 460); invalid (15); total number of votes: 1,087

Chovvur East ward (Cherpu panchayat): P. J. Edison (Congress - 360); Gerin Jose (CPI(M) - 445); Joy (Independent - 78); George (KC(M) - 28); P. B. Bharathan (CPI - 139); invalid (eight votes); total number of votes: 1,088

Chenthrapinni North ward (Edathiruthy panchayat): T. K. Chandra Babu (CPI(M) - 295); T. V. Jyoti Bas (BJP - 237); Balan Kunnumparambil (Independent - 161); Muthamparambil Balan (Congress - 168); invalid (eight votes); total number of votes: 869. Kaipamangalam panchayat office ward: K. K. Uma (Congress - 325); Sajitha Abdul Razaq (Independent - 74); Sudha Kuldeep Kumar (Independent - 237); Hazeena Jamaluddin (Independent - 200); invalid (one vote); total number of votes: 839.

LDF candidates won in bypolls to wards in Panjal, Cherpu and Edathiruthy panchayats.

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