Former Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan took to social media to thank voters in Kerala for writing a new chapter in Kerala’s history.
The counting to the 140-seat Kerala assembly began at 8 am on May 2 as the UDF and LDF are both looking to come to power in the state. However, Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala looks like it is set to script a history by retaining power in the state.
As in Tamil Nadu before 2016, Kerala has always voted to change governments in the state every five years. However, exit polls indicate that Vijayan may stay in power, therefore breaking Kerala's four-decade old tradition of swinging between the communists and the UDF.
In his Facebook post in Malayalam, the senior leader of the CPI-M wrote “People who recognize the obsolescence of right-wing politics have already written the verdict that the left is right.” He also took a dig at the BJP, saying that ‘Sangh parivar politics have no place in the Kerala soil’.
Meanwhile, the LDF is on track to win more than 90 seats in Kerala this time.