The counting of votes for the 140-seat Kerala election 2021 is underway. Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala looks set to script history by retaining power in the state. As of 4:20 pm, LDF was ahead in 93 of the state’s 140 seats, while the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) was leading in 43.
The LDF, led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, looks all set for a comeback in Kerala as counting to the 140-seat Assembly is underway. Strong rooms in the state opened early in the morning on Sunday, with ballot votes being counted first. The election is crucial for both alliances as Vijayan is looking to continue in the CM’s chair and the Congress tries to win back power in the state. Since Kerala is the only Left-ruled state in the country and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led the Kerala campaign for his party, the outcome of this election is important for the political future of both camps. If the Congress-led alliance wins, it will be the sixth state to be ruled by the grand old party in the country.