Returning to the capital after a landslide victory by the LDF, the Chief Minister said that the UDF had won at least 10 seats with the votes of the BJP cadre and without this vote trade the collapse of the UDF would have been worse. In as many constituencies, the BJP has lost more votes than in the 2016 elections, and the winning margins of UDF candidates in some seats match their suffrage for the BJP, which clearly means that the BJP’s votes are gone. Told the UDF,
The Chief Minister said that BJP got a total of 4,28,531 votes in two constituencies of Kasaragod, five in Kannur, two in Wayanad, nine in Kozhikode, nine in Malappuram, five in Palakkad, six in Thrissur and 12 in 12 seats. Ernakulam, five in Idukki, six in Alappuzha, nine in Kottayam, five in Pathanamthitta, five in Kollam and 10 in Thiruvananthapuram.
UDF candidates from constituencies like Sultan Betheri, Perumbavoor And with the help of these lost votes of the BJP, Kundra won, he said.
Vijay said trading of such votes could reduce the winning margins of LDF candidates in some constituencies like Thawanur, Kuttiadi, Koilandi and Nemom. He said it was clear that such a vote trade agreement between the UDF and the BJP was with clear knowledge of both the parties and the state leadership of the front. He said the BJP should introspect and ensure that the vote retains the character of a political party rather than a commercial system.
Meanwhile, the chief minister submitted his resignation to the governor on Monday Arif Mohammad Khan.
The CCPM state secretariat will meet on Tuesday to discuss the formation of a new government. He will also call on the date of the swearing-in ceremony.
Apart from the CPI, the Kerala Congress (Mani), led by Jose K Mani, will also be represented in the government. There are reports that Casey (M) already claims two cabinet berths. CPI There were four ministers in the previous cabinet and it is learned that they will have equal representation this time as well. CPM JD (S) and Casey (B) can be given a cabinet berth.