Intriguing fight on cards in Varkala
A fascinating battle is forming up in the Varkala municipality where the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is intending to retain its grip on the 33- ward regional body by parading its accomplishments on the development front.
While the United Democratic Front (UDF) is wanting to upset the LDF cart and recuperate lost ground, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which swiped 3 seats in 2015 is anticipating a notable improvement in its electoral fortunes in Varkala.
State-level political problems aside, advancement – or the pitiful absence of it, as the Congress and the BJP see it – will be the key survey plank as this picturesque coastal town prepares to vote.
In 2015, the CPI( M)- LDF had actually wrested the municipality from the UDF by winning 18 of 33 seats. The CPI( M) in reality won the bulk – 17 seats – on its own in 2015, while ally CPI included one seat to the LDF tally. The UDF, which had seized Varkala with 18 seats in 2010, needed to go for 12 last time. In 2010, the BJP had actually won only the Perumkulam ward. Though it lost the ward to CPI( M) in 2015, it managed to corner the Punnamoodu, Temple and Chaluvila wards. The BJP is quite positive of increasing the tally this time.
The rebel hazard pesters the 3 fronts in differing degrees. The UDF has to contend with discontent within its camp. Ally IUML, annoyed over the rejection of seats by the Congress, is fielding prospects separately in seven seaside wards. Bindu Haridas, the CPI( M) chairperson in the 2015-2020 council, is contesting from the Pullanikode ward this time.
Statistics-wise, the Varkala municipality has 33 wards. As per the last voters’ list published by the State Election Commission, the town has 32,985 voters including 17,985 females and 15,000 men.
The LDF intends to continue in power on the strength of the advancement activities carried out by LDF at the State-level and in Varkala, stated Sathyadevan V., the CPI( M) campaign manager.
” The CPI( M) is objecting to from 28 seats and the CPI in five seats. The situation is favourable for the LDF,” he said.
The UDF hopes to win over citizens by highlighting a lack of development initiatives in the municipality.
” The LDF can not claim to have actually undertaken any developmental activities whatsoever in the previous 5 years. The municipality was more or less orphaned throughout the LDF rule,” states previous MLA Varkala Kahar, who is helming the project. Efforts are continuing to figure out concerns with the IUML management, he said.
” This time, our focus is not just on increasing the tally, however catching the municipality itself,” says Ajulal A., the BJP project supervisor.
The BJP is contesting in 31 seats, while NDA ally BDJS has actually been allocated 2 seats. The BJP had carried out extremely well in Varkala when senior celebration leader Sobha Surendran contested from Attingal in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he said.
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