The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) has issued the following statement:
The CPI(M) congratulates the people of Kerala for having voted the LDF to victory in the elections to the local bodies. This verdict is a popular rejection of the UDF government’s anti-people record and corruption. The people have also rebuffed the communal politics of the BJP and its efforts to rally leaders of caste-based organisations.
The LDF has registered success in the various levels of the local bodies. It has won 545 out of the 938 gram panchayats declared so far; 91 out of the 152 block samitis and 7 out of the 14 zilla panchayats. Of the urban municipalities, the LDF has won 44 out of 86; of the six corporations, the LDF has won outright 3, it has emerged as the largest block in one and in another there is a tie. The UDF has won only one corporation outright.
The Polit Bureau conveys its warm greetings to all the workers and activists of the CPI(M) and the LDF for this well-earned victory.