According to reports, the United Democratic Front has a strong belief that Kerala will witness a change in government like the previous Assembly polls. Out of the 140 seats, the Congress-led front is expecting to secure a minimum of 77 seats to 87 seats maximum.
It is also predicted that the LDF will not be going to get a second term in Kerala after close examination of the post-poll situation in various districts. Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala was able to unearth many corruption and issues of the Pinarayi government which led to a heated discussion in Kerala even months before the Kerala Assembly polls. Reportedly, the LDF's decision to keep many sitting MLAs from the election fray will be a positive for UDF.
Even months before the Assembly polls, the UDF was able to get the support of the Nair Service Society, the Muslim and Christian community. NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair's statement on election day too paved the way for UDF to woo the voters in their favor. The UDF leadership also believes that they would amass some sympathy votes from BJP--RSS cadre apart from BDJS, SDPI and Welfare party, which had already favoured UDF in the just-concluded Assembly polls.
Even though they expect to bag 77 to 87 setas, this doesn't include Jose K Mani's Pala, Ettumanoor and Vaikkom. The leadership expects to maintain power in Nemom at Thiruvananthapuram, but has comparatively less hope on Vattiyoorkkavu seat. On the other hand, they have already confirmed victory in two seats, namely Mananthavady and Sulthan Bathery. The party is also expecting to write a massive victory in three seats of Kannur district, including Kannur, Irikkur and Peravoor. Also, they expect to get support from Azhikode and Koothuparamba.
When it comes to Alappuzha, the party has been targetting victory in 5 to 7 seats. The UDF also believes in a chance to win the Uduma seat while conforming a victory in Manjeshwaram and Kasargod. The party also predicts a favourable verdict in five seats each in Kozhikode and Kollam districts. The party leadership has predicted chances of victory in Kollam, Chavara and Kundara seats. Also, they are expecting to secure two more seats in Malappuram apart from the sitting seats. Above all this, they hope to win Palakkad and Thrithala seats too.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party expects that they would emerge victorious in five seats. The party believes to retain their sitting seat at Nemom and Manjeshwaram, Palakkad, Kazhakkoottama and Vattiyoorkkavu. BJP strongly believes that they will be able to secure second place in many constituencies. Apart from this, the party hopes to increase its vote share after the Kerala Assembly polls.