Rain affects voting in Kerala
Rain has negatively affected the election process in all the five constituencies of the Indian state of Kerala, where the process began early morning and is underway.
Vattiyoorkavu in Trivandrum, Konni in Pathanamthitta, Aroor in Alapuzha, Ernakulam, and Manjeshwaram in Kasargod are the five constituencies, where the election is progressing.
Many regions of these constituencies have been witnessing rain for last few hours continuously. And, in some of these regions, especially in Eranakulam, where waterlogging is a big issue, rain is still continuing.
The Election Commission has sought reports from the concerned departments about the situation.
At least four of the five seats are the sitting seat of the UDF, which is led by the Congress Party – which is the main opposition party in the state. The rest one is the seat of the LDF, which is led by the CPM – which is the ruling party of the state.
What makes this election crucial is that the BJP, one of the three powerful parties in the state, has a significant presence in at least three of the five seats.
In that sense, putting up its best performance is important for each and every party in this election.
If rain reduces the polling percentage, it will disturb every one.
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