Kerala election results 2019 highlights: The picture is clear in Kerala. The Congress-led UDF coalition has registered a remarkable victory with wins in 19 out of the 20 parliamentary constituencies. Party president Rahul Gandhi had a lead of over 4 lakh votes in Wayanad in the final rounds of counting, though he was defeated in his family’s pocketborough seat of Amethi. The UDF has also retained all it’s sitting MP seats like Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Kottayam and Mavelikkara.
For the CPM-led LDF, the results are harrowing. The coalition won the lone seat of Alappuzha, where AM Arif triumphed over Shanimol Usman. It has suffered massive defeats in traditional bastions like Palakkad, Alathur, Kannur and Attingal. In the 2014 polls, the LDF had secured wins in eight constituencies.
Once again, Kerala’s political waters have proved to be unsuitable for the BJP brand of politics. Even as the saffron party registered thumping victories in the country’s north, west and east regions, it has still not been able to secure it’s first Lok Sabha win in Kerala. Despite the agitation over Sabarimala and the popularity of prime minister Narendra Modi, the BJP has hit a dead-end here. It’s candidate is set for second position in Thiruvananthapuram and third position in all other seats.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the UDF and the LDF had shared the spoils in the state, winning 12 and eight seats respectively and extending the BJP’s electoral drought in Kerala.