In a historic victory, Chandy Oommen, representing the UDF, has emerged as the clear winner in the Puthuppally by-election. Recent reports confirm that Chandy secured a remarkable victory by defeating LDF candidate Jaick C Thomas with an impressive margin of 36,454 votes. Meanwhile, NDA candidate Lijin Lal received fewer than 10,000 votes.
Chandy Oommen’s victory surpasses even the substantial majority achieved by his father, Oommen Chandy, in the 2011 elections when he won by a margin of 33,255 votes.
Expressing his gratitude to the voters of Puthuppally, Chandy Oommen described this win as the 13th victory for his father, symbolizing the deep connection his family has with the constituency.
“This victory belongs to the people of Puthuppally who held deep affection for my father. Your trust in me will always be honored, and I will remain steadfast in fulfilling that trust. Puthuppally has chosen to continue the path of development,” stated Chandy Oommen during a media interaction.
He further added, “For the past 53 years, my father was dedicated to the progress and well-being of Puthuppally. I am committed to continuing that legacy. Whether you voted for me or not, you are all equally important to me. Let’s collaborate for the growth and development of Puthuppally. My accessibility to the people will be unwavering, just as my father’s was. Party affiliations, caste, and religion are irrelevant. Together, let us move forward for the betterment of Puthuppally. I extend my gratitude to Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, as well as all senior Congress leaders.”
Chandy Oommen’s resounding victory reflects the support and trust of the people in his dedication to the constituency’s development and progress.