Puthuppally turned red; LDF seizes Oommen Chandy’s panchayath

The LDF raised the victory flag in Puthuppally, the panchayat of former chief minister and senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy. For the first time in a quarter of a century, the Left Front is taking over the administration of Puthuppally Grama Panchayat.
Seven UDF candidates won here. The UDF was behind Oommen Chandy’s ward at the beginning of the counting. The Jose K. Mani faction joined the LDF and helped the Front.
In the 18-seat panchayat, the LDF had won 7 seats last time. At that time, the UDF had 11 seats. The panchayats in the constituency are Puthuppally, Meenadam, Pampady, Manarkad, Ayarkunnam, Akalakkunnam, Kuroppada and Wakathanam.

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