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Kerala polls: Ahead of vote count, Chandy confident of UDF victory

Thiruvananthapuram : A day ahead of the vote count for the high stakes Assembly elections in Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today exuded confidence, as he shrugged off the exit polls results and said that victory for the Congress-led UDF party was definite in the state.

“We are quite confident. Right from the beginning of the election campaign, I have been expressing confidence in the victory of the UDF. What the BJP and what people are saying about their chances, we are not concerned with that. UDF will come to power,” Chandy told ANI here.

The Chief Minister’s statement comes despite the exit polls predicting a return of Left Front in Kerala.

The prediction for Kerala is unanimous as all of them say the Left Democratic Front is going to dislodge Oommen Chandy’s government.

Kerala, where 140 seats are up for voting, around 26 million voters exercised their franchise to elect a new government in the state currently ruled by the Congress party and its allies.

The state has traditionally been ruled alternatively by two major coalitions since the past three decades: the UDF (United Democratic Front) led by Congress party and the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist). (ANI)