Kerala Election: Ahead of Forming New Govt, Vijayan Resigns as CM

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Pinarayi Vijayan who steered the ruling CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala to a resounding victory in the 2021 Assembly elections resigned from his post of Chief Minister, ahead of the new ministry formation, on Monday, 3 May.

Since 1977, this is the first time that Kerala re-elected an incumbent government and broke the pattern of voting the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and United Democratic Front (UDF) to power every alternate term.

As counting concluded on Sunday, 2 May, the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) won 99 Assembly constituencies, 8 more than the 2016 Assembly elections. The main opposition - UDF won 41 seats while BJP lost the one seat they had in Nemom, as CPI(M) candidate V Sivankutty clinched victory with a margin of nearly 4,000 votes.

Snapshot
  • Incumbent Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan won Dharmadam, whereas Metroman E Sreedharan lost Palakkad to Congress’ Shafi Parambil
  • Health Minister KK Shailaja won Mattannur with a huge margin, whereas Mani C Kappen, the UDF candidate secured over 14,000 votes more than Kerala Congress (M) leader Jose K Mani and retained the Pala Assembly seat.
  • BJP candidate and actor Suresh Gopi lost Thrissur, whereas Congress’ Ramesh Chennithala won Haripad
  • ‘Metroman’ E Sreedharan who contested from Palakkad lost to sitting Congress MLA Shafi Parambil who won the seat by a margin of 3000 votes
  • CPI(M) Candidate V Sivankutty clinches Nemom, defeating BJP’s candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the party workers for their efforts and congratulated Vijayan on his victory

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7:31 PM , 03 May
KEY EVENT

Ahead of Forming New Govt, Pinarayi Vijayan Resigns as CM

Pinarayi Vijayan who steered the ruling CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala to a resounding victory in the 2021 Assembly elections resigned from his post of Chief Minister, ahead of the new ministry formation, on Monday, 3 May.

According to sources, he went to the Raj Bhavan on Monday and submitted his resignation letter to Governor Arif Mohammad Khan. He has been asked to continue as Chief Minister till the new government is sworn in, a Raj Bhavan source said, reported The News Minute.

11:07 PM , 02 May
KEY EVENT

Kerala Congress(M) Chief Jose K Mani Defeated in Pala

Kerala Congress(M)‘s leader Jose K Mani lost to UDF’s independent candidate Mani C Kappan in Pala with a margin of 15,378 votes.

Kerala Election: Ahead of Forming New Govt, Vijayan Resigns as CM
10:28 PM , 02 May
KEY EVENT

BJP State Chief Loses In Both Konni, Manjeshwar

CPI(M) candidate K U Jenish Kumar won Konni with a margin of 8,508 votes over INC’s Robin Peter.

With this, the BJP state chief K Surendran lost in both the seats he was contesting - Konni and Manjeshwar.

10:22 PM , 02 May

Kerala Minister Kadakampally Surendran Wins Kazhakkoottam

Kerala Minister and CPI(M) candidate Kadakampally Surendran won the Kazhakkoottam Assembly seat, defeating BJP’s Sobha Surendran with a margin of 23,497 votes.


Published: 02 May 2021, 7:08 AM IST
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