The UDF has won 14, LDF eight and the BJP one seat each in the byelections to 23 civic body wards in the State.

Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate Sreelekha Venugopal was elected from Thodiyoor division in Kollam district panchayat.

R.S. Rajesh (CPI) got elected from Moonnukallinmoodu division in Neyyattinkara municipality.

IUML candidate wins

Indian union Muslim League (IUML) candidate Shahanas Hyderali was elected from Vandipetta division in Ponnani municipality.

P.P. Mizhab (IUML) was elected from Peruvazhiyambalam division in Tirur municipality. The following are the winners in grama panchayats. Kallambalam in Ottoor, Rehna Nazir (Congress); Perungolam in Munroe Thuruth, Usha Shylock (Congress); Pangonam in Thrikkovilvattom, Sasidharan Pillai [Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)]; Thekkepuram in Ranni, Vasudevan (Congress); Chirakandam in Ramapuram, Abraham Scaria (Kerala Congress-M); Kozhuvanal Town in Kozhuvanal, Jessy George (Kerala Congress-M); Grama Deepam in Chirakadavu, V.G. Reji (BJP); Kidangayam in Chottanikkara, K.K. Siju (CPI-M); Vidangara in Edakkatuvayal, Reeja Babu (Congress); Mutham Kuzhi in Pindimana, Leela George (CPI-M Independent); Karuvarakundu in Orumanayoor, V.M. Jashim (LDF-Independent); Puthussery South in Chovvannoor, P.K. Santha (CPI-M); Thrikkalangodu in Thrikkalangodu, V. Sanjeev Kumar (Congress); Kallarmangalam in Marakkara, V.P. Basheer (Congress); Karumbapoyil in Naduvannoor, Ashokan Neroth (UDF-Independent); Kumbalakodu West in Kaniyampatta, Sindhu Ravindran (IUML); Nagaram in Valapattanam, V. Balakrishnan (Congress); Sinthudukka in Paivalige, M.P. Razia (CPI-M); and Padanna Centre in Padanna, T.M.C. Kunjabdulla (IUML).

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