Kerala News Highlights: UDF candidate Chandy Oommen wins in Puthuppally byelection
Kerala News Highlights: UDF candidate Chandy Oommen won the Puthuppally byelection. The counting of votes was taken place on Friday (Sep 8).
4.00 PM: Southern Railway to reinstate cancelled trains in Malabar region soon
The trains that were cancelled due to the maintenance work will be on track soon, confirmed the General Manager of Southern Railway. Passengers in the Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, and Thrissur districts have had major difficulties as a result of the entire cancellation of the Kozhikode-Shoranur Express Special train (06496) and the partial cancellation of the Thrissur-Kozhikode Express Special (unreserved, 06495).
3.30 PM: Two sisters found burned to death in Shoranur; suspect arrested
Two sisters were found burned to death in Shoranur's Kavalapara on Thursday (Sep 7) evening. After the fire broke out, the alleged accused, a native of Pattambi, ran away from the house. However, he was caught by the locals and handed over to the police. The deceased sisters were identified as Sarojini and Thangam. The locals rushed to their homes after hearing the screams.
2.45 PM: UDF's win is only sympathy wave: CPM state general secretary MV Govindan
CPM state secretary M V Govindan on Friday said a sympathy wave helped UDF candidate Chandy Oommen win the Puthuppally by-election. He refuted the opposition's claim that the decision was a condemnation of LDF's misgovernance. It raises doubt as to whether the saffron party has supported the UDF, he added, pointing out the sharp decline in the BJP's vote share.
1.30 PM: LDF convenor E P Jayarajan blames BJP for party's defeat
LDF convenor E P Jayarajan blamed the BJP for the former party's defeat in the Puthuppally byelection. "What happened to all the BJP votes? Their candidate hasn't even received assured votes," said Jayarajan.
1.15 PM: Chandy Oommen thanks voters for making him the MLA in Puthuppally constituency
12.30 PM: Chandy Oommen leads UDF to massive victory
11.50 AM: Tenth round results:
Chandy Oommen (UDF)- 6130, Total- 60774
Jaick C Thomas (LDF)- 2997, Total- 32255
Liji Lal (BJP)- 430, Total- 5159
NOTA- 34, Total- 46
Total votes in second round- 302
Total vote (Rounds 1 to 10)- 99346
11.31 AM: UDF leads by 40,478 votes
11.25 AM: While the LDF remains convinced that an unforeseen change of events would occur in the final stages of the counting, the UDF camp has already started to celebrate. The UDF overwhelmingly controlled several wards in the constituency and clearly won the postal ballot votes, according to the results.
11.18 AM: Puthuppally Byelection update: Number of votes from EC after 8th round of counting
UDF: 6264 (Total- 48612)
LDF: 3315 (26302)
BJP: 362 (4393)
11.12 AM: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan congratulates Chandy Oommen for his victory in Puthuppally bypoll.
11.10 AM: Chandy Oommen leads with 38120 votes
10.55 AM: UDF's Chandy Oommen leads with 37552 votes
10.52 AM: Chandy Oommen visits Oommen Chandy's tomb at St. George Orthodox Church in Puthuppally after securing a comfortable margin at bypoll.
10.45 AM: Chandy Oommen's sister Achu Oommen reacts on the landslide victory of UDF
Late former Chief Ministr Oommen Chandy's daughter and sister of Chandy Oommen, Achu Oommen reacted to the victory of the UDF in Puthuppally. She said that Chandy Oommen's victory was a slap in the face of those who hunted Oommen Chandy so cruelly. This victory is the answer to those who asked the question of what Oommen Chandy did for 53 years.
10.40 AM: Chandy Oommen leads with 35022 votes.
10.25 AM: Chandy Oommen leads with 32345 votes
10.10 Puthuppally Byelection update: Number of votes from EC after 3rd round of counting
UDF- 5246 (Total- 17034)
LDF- 2335 (8636)
BJP- 77 (1609)
10.04 AM: UDF's Chandy Oommen leads with 25312 votes
10.00 AM: Chandy Oommen leads in Jaick's panchayat Manarcadu.
9.55 AM: According to the latest figures from the Election Commission after the second round of voting the UDF has 6089 votes, LDF with 3418 votes and BJP with 691 votes.
9.48 AM: Chandy Oommen leads with 16007 votes
9.40 AM: UDF leads with 10500 votes
9.32 AM: Chandy Oommen is leading with 8509 votes.
9.30 AM: According to the latest figures from the Election Commission, in round 1 of counting, UDF is leading with 5699 votes, followed by the LDF with 2883 votes and BJP with 476 votes.
9:22 AM: 7211 lead for UDF
9: 19 AM: Chandy Oommen leads by 6698 votes
9.14 AM: UDF leads by 6212 votes
9.10 AM: Chandy Oommen leads by 5920 votes
9.05 AM: UDF crosses 5000 votes
9.00 AM: Chandy Oommen crosses by 3100 leads
8.58 AM: Chandy Oomeen crosses his father Oomeen Chandy's lead in Ayarkunnam
8: 52 AM: UDF candidate Chandy Oommen leads in Ayarkunnam Panchayat
8.48 AM: EVM votes to begin shortly
8: 46AM: LDF candidate Jaick. C . Thomas trails by 1078 votes
8.45 AM: Chandy Oommen leads with a margin of 420 votes
8.39 AM: UDF: 503 votes , LDF : 366 votes , NDA: 50 votes
8.34 AM : UDF leads by 112 votes
8.29 AM: Chandy Oommen leads by 102 votes
8.25 AM: Chandy Oommen leads with 6 points during first 15 minutes of postal counting
8.12 AM: Counting of votes begins after slight delay
8.03 AM: Jaick C. Thomas of the LDF will witness the results from the CPM District Committee Office, while Chandy Oommen of the UDF will observe them from his ancestral house. Lijin Lal, the BJP candidate, will watch the election from the party's District Committee office.
7.58 AM: Chandy Oommen will secure a record margin in Puthuppally: Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan
7.58 AM: In 2021, UDF's Oommen Chandy (63,372) defeated Jaick C Thomas (54,328) in the constituency by a margin of 9,044 votes.
7.55 AM: LDF candidate Jaick C Thomas expresses hope in emerging victorius
7.50 AM: All eyes on Puthuppally; Verdict today
The Puthuppally byelection verdict will be known today as the counting of votes will begin from 8 am.