UDF scores in municipalities

December 17, 2020 05:15 pm | Updated 06:21 pm IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

The United Democratic Front (UDF), which had a tough ride in the 2020 local body elections, managed to put up a good show in the municipalities.

As per the State Election Commission updates, the UDF won 45 of the 86 municipalities to which elections were held, while the Left Democratic Front (LDF) won in 35. The UDF has improved its tally from 41 seats in 2015, while LDF numbers fell from 44 to 35. The BJP-led NDA retained the Palakkad municipality and wrested the Pandalam municipality in Pathanamthitta district.

The UDF has improved its tally from 41 seats in 2015, while the LDF numbers fell from 44 to 35.

The LDF led in the four municipalities in Thiruvananthapuram district. The BJP significantly improved its tally in Varkala, where it came second, pushing UDF to a distant third.

In Kollam, the LDF dominated, winning Karunagapally, Kottarakara and Punalur while the UDF won Paravoor. In Pathanamthitta, the UDF won in the Adoor, Pathanamthitta and Thiruvalla municipalities, but Pandalam fell to the BJP-led NDA.

In Alappuzha, the LDF and UDF won three municipalities each. LDF won the Alappuzha municipality, taking 35 of the 52 seats. The UDF won three and LDF, two, municipalities in Kottayam. The UDF also put up a good show in Ernakulam, Palakkad, and Malappuram. In Kannur, UDF won three of the municipalities while the LDF claimed four. In Kasaragod, the UDF claimed the Kasaragod municipality while the LDF won Kanhangad and Neeleswaram.

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