Washout for Congress in panchayat polls

Staff Reporter

PALAKKAD: It was a total washout for the Congress in the district panchayat elections where it failed to win a single seat out of the 29 district panchayat divisions or any of the 13 block panchayat divisions.

The lone district panchayat division won by the UDF is Alanallur where an IUML candidate romped home. The lone block panchayat division the UDF won is Mannarkkad where an IUML candidate retained the seat. In the last election, out of the total 27 district panchayat divisions, the LDF won 20 and UDF 6. In the block panchayat too, it was a washout for the Congress as the LDF won 12 out of the 13 blocks. Of the nine wards won by the UDF, five goes to the IUML and four to the Congress. The presidentship of the block panchayat will be retained by the IUML.

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