Although elections in West Bengal and Assam, where BJP is a significant player, have drawn major media attention, the elections to Kerala legislative assembly are no less significant. Primarily, because all major opinion polls give LDF another term in office, a marked break from Kerala’s political history where the voters have alternatively chose between LDF and UDF for over the last four decades.
As for the BJP, although the stakes are low, it has invested huge political capital through politics of polarisation. Elections to all 140 seats in Kerala were held on Tuesday, April 6.
The Wire‘s Arfa Khanum Sherwani is in Kerala to understand the election issues this time around in the state, and understand whether, as surveys claim, Left parties can win another term.