UDF loses majority

A Correspondent

KATTAPPANA: The United Democratic Front (UDF) lost majority in the Arakkulam grama panchayat of Idukki district with two Congress members of the panchayat voting in favour of the no-confidence motion moved by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Thursday. A lone member of the Congress voted against the no-confidence motion and the rest of the UDF members abstained from voting.

In the 14-member panchayat, both the UDF and the LDF had six members each and with the support of two independentsLDF came to power.

However, in April last, with the support of the lone DIC member and independents, UDF gained power. Congress members K.V.Appachan and Joseph voted in favour of the no-confidence motion.

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