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Sunday, 14 July 2024 3.56 PM IST

Defeat in Alappuzha: Reports highlight regional failures

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ALAPPUZHA: The heavy defeat of LDF candidate A.M.Arif in Alappuzha parliamentary constituency has given rise to the possibility of taking action in the CPM. The district secretary responded the other day that the votes went to BJP even in the strongholds.

The necessity of the action becomes clear when the constituency-wise evaluation of the votes received is in progress. The measures will also depend on the review of the state unit. The district leadership is of the opinion that the Christian and Muslim votes received by the CPM in the previous elections were polled in favor of the Congress this time, which has pushed the party back in many booths where it was expected to prevail. In the coastal region, the Latin votes went in favor of the Congress and the Dhiwara votes went in favor of the BJP. Congress got massive Muslim votes. The traditional Ezhava votes went to the BJP which also backfired.

Sectarianism and organizational weaknesses led to failures in voter registration and polling.

Lost votes in 3 constituencies

Arif trailed by 842 votes in Cherthala where he was expected to get a majority of 12,000 votes. The state of the party was miserable in all the strongholds of Alappuzha, Ambalapuzha and Kayamkulam. In Alappuzha, where the Left Front was expecting a majority of 2,000 votes, it lost by 18,418 votes. In Ambalapuzha, which includes VS Achuthanandan's house, it fell behind by 14,555 votes. In Kayamkulam Assembly Constituency, the CPM managed to advance in only 34 out of 185 booths and came third on the basis of booths.

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