Kerala election results 2021: LDF wins 97 seats, UDF 41; BJP draws a blank

Kerala Assembly elections
Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: Led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) rewrote history in Kerala on Sunday by winning a second term in a state that had not returned an incumbent government in four decades. Vijayan, the 76-year-old CPI(M) leader, became only the third chief minister in Kerala's history to be re-elected and the first to continue in office after completing a full term. The LDF's win is just the second instance of a ruling front receiving consecutive terms.

The LDF won 97 of the state's 140 seats, besting its own 2016 tally of 91 seatss. The opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) won 47 seats, while challenger Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to open its account.

"We have closed the account that the BJP opened in the Kerala Assembly in 2016 election. Kerala has become the only Assembly in India that has no representative from the BJP. Kerala will remain the citadel of secularism in the country," said CPI(M) leader Thomas Isaac on Twitter.

Fighting on the plank of development, the LDF is believed to have won votes with its prompt and able handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The BJP, which had opened its account in the state last time with one seat and had expected to win at least half a dozen this time, drew a blank. Senior leaders like Kummanam Rajasekharan, K Surendran, Sobha Surendran and E Sreedharan were all defeated from their respective constituencies.

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Veteran Kerala politician R Balakrishna Pillai is no more

The 87-year-old R. Balakrishna Pillai, one of Kerala's stalwart politician breathed his last at a hospital at Kottarakara on Monday, said family sources.
 
Pillai was ailing due to old age problems and was a few days back admitted to the hospital following breathing problems.
 
However he passed away after coming to know that his film star son K.B. Ganesh Kumar won his fifth straight assembly elections from Pathanapuram in Kollam district.
 
Pillai's glorious political career began in 1960, when he won his first assembly election from Pathanapuram as a Congress candidate and then he had no reason to look back till 2006, when he lost from his home base at Kottarakara and after that he has stayed away from electoral politics. 

Final tally: LDF bags 97 seats, UDF 41, BJP 0

At the final count of votes on Sunday, the LDF bested its own previous tally of 91 by winning 97 seats in the 140-member Assembly. Opposition UDF won 41, while challenger BJP, which had opened its account in 2016 with one seat, drew a blank.

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Kerala election results 2021 LIVE: 'Metroman' E Sreedharan loses election from Palakkad

Kerala election results 2021: Welfare thrust helps left rewrite history

Effective implementation of welfare schemes has helped chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan lead the left democratic front (LDF), rewrite history, and return to power in Kerala. This is the first time in history that an incumbent chief minister came back to power after completing a full term. Kerala alternates between UDF and LDF even when governments perform reasonably well. Except in 1977, no ruling front has been re-elected.
 
The LDF, a coalition, is likely to win 99 out of the 140 seats in the Kerala assembly. The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is leading in the remaining 41 seats.
 
In the 2016 elections, the LDF had won 91 seats, and UDF had won 47 seats. Read on...

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: PM Modi congratulates Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Congratulations, Kerala!, tweets Sitaram Yechury

Kerala election results LIVE: Not the time to celebrate due ot Covid-19 pandemic, says Pinarayi Vijayan

"The people of Kerala have once again reposed faith in the Left front. But this is not a time to celebrate due to the large spread of Covid-19. We have to continue the fight against Covid-19," Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on LDF's strong performance in the state elections.

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Health Minister KK Shailaja wins Mattannur constituency

She says, "The LDF in Kerala got a thumping victory in assembly elections and are thankful to people of Kerala."

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Vijayan

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Kerala election result 2021 LIVE: This is a significant victory, says CPIM's Prakash Karat on LDF leading

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE: Latest updates


Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Here are the leads so far


Kerala election results 2021 (140/140 seats)
Party Lead Won
LDF 90  
UDF 44  
BJP 3  
Others 3  

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: CM Vijayan's son-in-law set to win

Senior DYFI leader and the son-in-law of chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, PA Muhammad Riyas has a lead of over 15,000 votes in Beypore, considered to be a CPM stronghold. 

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE: LDF breaks 40-year jinx in Kerala

For the past four decades in Kerala, no coalition has been re-elected to power. The trend of see-sawing power between the LDF and the UDF is set to come to an end this time.
 

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: VT Balram concedes defeat in Thrithala

VT Balram of the Congress conceded defeat in a Facebook post. He has been defeated by CPM's MB Rajesh from Thrithala in Palakkad district. He wished success for the new government of the LDF. 

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: LDF ahead in 89 seats, UDF in 45


Kerala election results 2021 (140/140 seats)
Party Lead Won
LDF 89  
UDF 45  
BJP 3  
Others 3  

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Ex-state BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan leading in Nemom

Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state chief and the party candidate from Nemom, Kummanam Rajasekharan is leading from his constituency as counting of votes is underway in Kerala.
 
Rajasekharan, who was also the former Mizoram Governor, is contesting against V Sivankutty of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and MP K Muraleedharan of the Congress.
 
The polling in the state was held in a single phase on April 6.
 
The counting of votes has also started today for the high-stakes Assembly polls in - Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and the Union territory of Puducherry adhering to Covid-19 protocols.

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: K K Shailaja's lead in Mattanur is more than 23,000 votes

Kerala health minister K K Shailaja's lead in Mattanur is more than 23,000 votes.

Kerala polls: 'Metro man' E Sreedharan leads in Palakkad constituency

'Metro man' E Sreedharan, Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate from Kerala's Palakkad, is leading from the constituency as counting of votes is underway in the state.
 
The BJP has fielded Sreedharan who is contesting against sitting MLA Shafi Parambil of Congress and CP Pramod of CPI-M.
 
Sreedharan, the architect of the metro rail system in the country, joining the BJP was a much-celebrated event among the party lovers in and out of the state. Read on...

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE: BJP's Suresh Gopi leading from Thrissur Assembly constituency

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE: BJP's Suresh Gopi leading from Thrissur Assembly constituency

Tamil Nadu election result 2021 LIVE updates: DMK leads in 15 constituencies in Chennai

DMK leads in 15 constituencies in Chennai

Tamil Nadu election result 2021 LIVE updates: K T Rajenthra Bhalaji trails in Rajapalayam

DMK candidate S Thangapandian is leading with 12,035 votes while minister for milk and dairy development, K T Rajenthra Bhalaji, is trailing with 11,323 votes after the fourth round of counting.

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Congress' Ramesh Chennithala leading from Haripad constituency

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Congress' Ramesh Chennithala leading from Haripad constituency
 

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: LDF ahead in 89 seats


Kerala election results 2021 (140/140 seats)
Party Lead Won
LDF 89  
UDF 48  
BJP 2  
Others 1  

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: MM Mani increases his margin by more than 17,000 votes

MM Mani increases his margin by more than 17,000 votes
 

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: 'Metroman' E Sreedharan leads from Palakkad

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: 'Metroman' E Sreedharan leads from Palakkad Assembly constituency.

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: LDF's M Mani leading by 13,000 votes

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: LDF's M Mani leading by 13,000 votes

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Pinarayi Vijayan leads by 3,351 votes

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan leads by 3,351 votes in Dharmadom
 

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: CK Asha of Communist Party of India is leading in Vaikom

In Kerala, CK Asha of Communist Party of India is leading in Vaikom, a traditional LDF bastion
 

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: BJP state president K Surendran trails

After second round of counting in Kerala, KU Janeesh Kumar leads in Konni. BJP state president K Surendran trails
 

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: Official trends


Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: LDF set to make history; takes lead in early trends


Kerala election results 2021 (31/140 seats)
Party Lead Won
LDF 21  
UDF 8  
BJP 1  
Others    

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: Counting underway


Kerala election result 2021 LIVE: Slight delay likely in results due to more number of polling stations

The Election Commission expects a slight delay in the announcement of results as there is an 89% increase in polling stations this time and therefore the number of EVMs/VVPATs has also gone up, while there is a reduction in the number of counting tables per hall to ensure social distancing within the closed premises. The first trend is expected by 10am. On average, there will be 15 rounds of counting in every constituency. So, by 4pm or 5pm, the first results can be expected, chief electoral officer Teeka Ram Meena told agencies.

Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Visual from Idukki where counting of postal ballots is underway


Kerala election result 2021 LIVE updates: Here are the leads so far


Kerala election results 2021 (4/140 seats)
Party Lead Won
LDF 4  
UDF    
BJP    
Others    

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: Counting begins for 140 seats

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: Counting begins for 140 seats

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: Postal ballots will be more this time

As is the norm, counting of votes begins with postal ballots. That takes up the first hour of counting. However, with the ongoing pandemic, the EC allowed Covid-19 positive patients to vote in the elections and in some parts postal votes were used. So we can expect this election to have a larger amount of postal ballots.

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: The strong room in Thiruvananthapuram opened ahead of the counting


Kerala Election Results Live: Kerala has 140 member assembly. The majority mark is 71.

 
Kerala Election Results Live: Kerala has 140 member assembly. The majority mark is 71.

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: No victory procession allowed

The Election Commission of India has banned victory processions after counting of votes to prevent gathering of large crowds in view of Covid situation in the state and the country.
 

Kerala election results LIVE: Covid-19 negative reports mandatory for the officials (on election duty)

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has made Covid-19 negative reports mandatory for the officials (on election duty) and agents to enter the counting centres. The authorities have conducted exclusive camps to conduct RT PCR tests for the agents and journalists in the last three to four days. For each assembly constituency, there would be 14 to 20 tables depending upon the number of voters. The seating arrangements for counting agents will be made in such a way that between two agents, one will be in PPE.
 

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: Pollsters predict LDF can break Kerala's 4-decade old trend

In Kerala, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is seeking to break the state''s four-decade-old trend of swinging between the communists and the Congress-led United Democratic Front.

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: Counting begins at 8 am

Kerala election results 2021 LIVE updates: Counting begins at 8 am

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