25 September, 2020

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Old affairs haunt UDF, and LDF sees light

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Against The Grain

  • In recent weeks, there has been improvement in prospects for the LDF
  • Trouble in the LDF—following rumours that chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan had been denied a ticket—has been sorted out. The CM is contesting.
  • The Left has achieved a degree of rapport with church denominations in central Kerala
  • The UDF, which looked confident, has become shaky thanks to scandals and scams

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As election fever picks up slowly in Kerala, there is—for the first time in the electoral history of the state—some talk of an upset. This runs against the decades-old trend of the state alternately voting in the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF). This time, the ruling LDF believes it has recovered enough ground to beat anti-incumbency. Whether it’s really enough remains to be seen.

Thanks to several controversies that have...

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