Chengannur: CPI-M candidate, Saji Cherian won by 20,956 votes as the counting of votes for the bypoll to the Chengannur Assembly seat in Kerala began on Thursday early in the morning.
Congress candidate D Vijayakumar is in the second position followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s P S Sreedharan Pillai.
LDF’s Saji Cherian has got 67,303 votes followed by UDF’s D Vijayakumar with 46,347 and NDA’s P Sreedharan Pillai with 35,270 votes.
Saji Cherian has recorded the largest majority in Chengannur.
Last time, the LDF won so decisively was in 1987 when Mammen Iype had taken a lead of 15, 703 votes which is the greatest lead in Chengannur.