Kerala in polling stations
Today, the Indian state of Kerala is in polling stations to select their representatives whom they want to send to the lower house of the parliament, to which the state can send at least 20 members through direct election.
High turnover has been reported from across the state. The total turnover reported until now is said to be far higher than the total turnover reported at the same point of time last year.
In the state, it is a battle for survival for both the Congress and the CPM. At the same time, it is a battle for expansion for the BJP.
Unlike the previous elections, in this election, in at least six constituencies, it is a three front battle. Palakkad, Thrissur, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Attingal and Trivandrum are where the possibility of a three-corner battle exists. Of this six, Trivandrum and Pathanamthitta are crucial.
An interesting thing about this election is that Congress President Rahul Gandhi is a contestant in one of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in the state. He is a candidate of the Congress party from its stronghold Wayanad.
So far, no serious disturbances have been reported from anywhere in the state, except some small technical issues – those issues have been promptly sorted out by the concerned.
Vignesh. S. G
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