Chief Mininster Oommen Chandy was and smiles and full of confidence on the polling day and said that the people will  give another term for the UDF. While dismissing the chances of the BJP opening an account, he also taunted the CPM for its alleged support to the saffron party in 1977.  

 

"We are not concerned about BJP's vote share. They won't open an account in Kerala Assembly. BJP failed to gain a single seat in the state even in 1977 when they had the support of the Marxist party. This time, the BJP may be successful in stopping the erosion of their votes to other parties, but won't be able to influence voters," Chandy said. 

 

BJP failed to gain a single seat in the state even in 1977 when they had the support of the Marxist party: Oommen Chandy

 

The Chief Minister told media persons after casting his vote at  Puthuppally,  his home turf for the past 46 years. 
Exuding confidence, Chandy said the UDF stands united and is not behind none. "We are fighting elections together and our allies are sure to perform well,"he said. "Everyone will be surprised when the results are announced." 

 

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However, the Chief Minister evaded a question on the possible number of seats the UDF would win. 

 

"We were quite confident from the beginning (of the campaign). I have reiterated the reasons on various occasions. Most important is the unity in UDF. Our development policies and concern for the people's problems are sure to give dividends. They stood with us for the past five years and I am sure they will give another chance. Heavy polling across the state  will favour us. There will be at least 80% polling this time," the Chief Minister said.