It was the excellence on governance of UDF that reflected in Neyyatinkara by-election just like that of Piravom. This sounding victory once again confirms the support and belief of the people of Kerala in the Governance of UDF.
Ruling Congree led United Democratic Front’s nominee R. Selvaraj(Congress) has registered a convincing victory in the fiercely fought three-cornered contest in the Neyyattinkara Assembly by-election in Kerala. After trailing behind his two main rivals in the early rounds, Mr. Selvaraj romped home with a margin of 6,334 votes, pushing up the UDF’s majority in the 140-member Kerala Assembly to 73.
The UDF has wrested the Neyyattinkara seat from the Opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) which had won it through Mr. Selvaraj who had contested the 2011 Assembly election as a Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate However, Mr. Selvaraj dealt a blow to the CPI(M) and LDF three months ago by resigning his membership in the CPI(M) and the State Assembly, thereby necessitating the by-poll.