THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after the state exercised its franchise, the three main political fronts are busy calculating all attainable permutations and mixtures to attempt to decipher the ballot final result. Whereas the ruling and opposition fronts are assured of garnering a snug majority, the NDA predicts a hung meeting that may permit the third entrance a big say. In the meantime, conspiracy theories and tales of cross-voting and vote commerce are additionally doing rounds.
Whereas the LDF expects to win round 85 seats, the UDF has laid declare to something between 75 and 85. The BJP, then again, hopes to safe at the least seven seats this time. Within the meantime, all three fronts have provide you with their very own variations of cross-voting in key constituencies. Persevering with the Left’s tirade on BJP and UDF over an unholy nexus, CPM appearing secretary A Vijayaraghavan alleged that points confronted by the saffron celebration, such because the rejection of its candidates’ nominations in some constituencies, confirmed the celebration was not approaching the polls severely.
“The BJP couldn’t even guarantee a triangular contest in a number of constituencies,” he stated.On the identical time, accusing the CPM of becoming a member of arms with PDP and with BJP in lots of pockets, Opposition chief Ramesh Chennithala claimed solely the UDF was capable of keep away from such unholy alliances. “CPM staff have been unleashing violence throughout the state as a consequence of their concern of defeat,” he stated. He additionally alleged widespread bogus voting in Taliparamba, the place he demanded a re-election.
Congress state president Mullappally Ramachandran expressed concern concerning the ballot final result in Manjeshwar, the place BJP state president Okay Surendran contested. Alleging cross-voting, Mullappally stated the data he had obtained from the grass-root staff in Manjeshwar was terrifying. “If Surendran manages to win there, CM Pinarayi Vijayan will probably be solely accountable,” he alleged.
‘CPM-Cong deal to defeat BJP in 45 seats’.
The NDA alleged that CPM and Congress had entered right into a consensus to defeat BJP in round 45 seats the place the saffron celebration had excessive probabilities of successful. Senior BJP chief P Okay Krishnadas stated such a transfer to defeat NDA was the results of an understanding between Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and CPM normal secretary Sitaram Yechury. Surendran claimed each LDF and UDF confronted the elections with the assist of communal forces. “Although the SDPI publicly introduced its assist to UDF in Manjeshwar, the organisation was supporting the Left in a number of different constituencies,” he stated in Kasaragod.