LDF, UDF See Realignment of Parties, People Before Polls
tested up to three seats in the earlier election got only one in the 2016 election. RSP in UDF camp suffered a setback when its MLA Kovoor Kunjumon announced that he is leaving the party. The new RSP that he floated has been allocated one seat. Though JSS led by K R Gouriamma left UDF and associated with LDF, the latter’s decision not to allocate seats for the party has strained the relation of the party and the Front.
Meanwhile, there are reports that the former minister Surendran Pillai might leave LDF after he was denied ticketinThiruvananthapuram.After the 2011 Assembly election, R Selvaraj, the CPM MLA in NeyyattinkaralefttheCPMcampand joined Congress.