The elections to the Mavelikara municipality have thrown up a hung council with the United Democratic Front (UDF), Left Democratic Front (UDF) and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) all profitable 9 seats every of the overall 28.
Ok.V. Sreekumar, an LDF insurgent candidate gained from the Umbarnnad ward by a margin of 5 votes, placing him on the highlight.
The LDF, which dominated the municipality in the final 5 years after profitable 12 wards in 2015 elections, has misplaced seats this time round. Those gained on the LDF ticket embody seven CPI(M) candidates, one Janathipathya Kerala Congress and one Independent candidate.
Meanwhile, the UDF improved its tally from six seats in 2015. The NDA, which had gained 9 seats in the earlier elections, did not additional enhance its quantity in the council.
Elsewhere in the district, the UDF retained energy in the Chengannur municipality by profitable 14 out of the 27 seats. The NDA completed second with eight seats. The LDF gained one seat, whereas others bagged 4 seats.
The LDF wrested the Cherthala municipality from the UDF. The LDF gained 18 wards, whereas the UDF bagged 10 seats, NDA three and others 4.
In the Kayamkulam municipality, the LDF fell in need of a easy majority. It gained 20 out of the overall 44 wards. The UDF needed to accept 17 and NDA three seats respectively. Others bought 4 seats.
The UDF emerged high in Haripad municipality by profitable 13 of the overall 29 seats. The LDF bagged 9 seats, whereas the NDA gained 5 seats. Others gained two wards.