Postal ballots, together with the particular ballots issued to the COVID-19 optimistic voters and people underneath quarantine, have been counted first, they mentioned including that your complete counting process was held in adherence with the COVID-19 protocols. Part 144 has been in place in northern Malappuram and in some pockets of neighbouring Kozhikode and Kasaragod districts forward of the announcement of the ballot outcomes.
This time, the civic physique polls have gained comparatively extra significance as its result’s typically thought-about to replicate the political mindset of the southern state which might go to meeting polls after some months. So, regardless of COIVD-19 protocols and restrictions, the state witnessed a fierce marketing campaign through which every little thing proper from the nationwide politics to state points turned a marketing campaign software.
The ruling LDF, which used to showcase efficiency within the civic physique polls, banked on the achievements within the growth entrance underneath the 4 and half years outdated rule of Pinarayi Vijayan authorities. Nonetheless, opposition UDF, in the course of the marketing campaign, targeted on varied corruption fees in opposition to the federal government and controversies associated to the gold smuggling case and allegations cropped up in opposition to the Chief Minister’s workplace.
BJP-NDA, which was trying all means to interrupt the decades-old bipolar polity led by UDF and LDF, was hopeful of showcasing a powerful efficiency and garner three-fold seats in comparison with the 2015 civic polls. In 2015, the ruling Left entrance had practically swept the civic polls by successful 549 village panchayats, 90 block panchayats, 44 municipalities and 4 firms.
On the district panchayat stage, each UDF and LDF had received 7 seats every. BJP had come third when it comes to wards in 2015 however displayed a powerful efficiency in Thiruvananthapuram Company and Palakkad municipality.