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Kerala election: Major WINNERS and LOSERS

Last updated on: May 13, 2011 18:15 IST

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Congress-led United Democratic Front on Friday managed to wrest power from the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist-controlled Left Democratic Front in Kerala with a wafer-thin majority of two seats in the 140-member Assembly, in the closest poll battle in the state in three decades.

Coverage: Assembly Elections 2011 

UDF won 72 seats, crossing the magic figure of 71 required for a simple majority as against its rival LDF's 68.

Let's take a look at some of the major winners and losers.

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Leader: VS Achuthanandan

Party: CPI-M

Status: Won

Detail: The Kerala Chief Minister won by over 23,000 votes against Latika Subash of the Congress



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Leader: K R Gowri Amma

Party: JSS

Status: Lost

Detail: The ninety-two-year-old former firebrand Communist leader and leader of Janadhipathiya Samrakshana Samithi -- a UDF partner -- was defeated by LDF's P Thilothaman, in his forties



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Leader: O Rajagopal

Party: BJP

Status: Lost

Detail: The 82-year-old BJP leader was defeated by CPI-M MLA V Sivankutty



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Leader: Hibi Eden

Party: Congress

Status: Won

Detail: National Student Union President and the youngest contestant, who contested and won on a Congress ticket from the prestigious Ernakulam constituency, defeated veteran CPI-M independent candidate Sebastian Paul by over 30,000 votes.



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Leader: K M Mani

Party: Kerala Congress (Mani)

Status: Won

Detail: He won from the Pala constiuency by 5259 votes defeating Mani C Kappan of the NCP



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Leader: Oommen Chandy

Party: Congress

Status: Won

Detail: Chandy won from his pocketborough Puthupally for the ninth consecutive time



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Kerala Ministers who lost:

N K Premachandran (Water Resources Minister) from Chavara;

Ramachandran Kadannappalli (Devaswom) from Kannur

V Surendran Pillai (Harbour Minister) Thiruvananthapuram.



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Kerala Ministers who won:

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan (Home and Tourism) from Thalassery;

M A Baby (Education) from Kundara;

Thomas Issac (Finance)from Alapuzha;

Elamaram Kareem (Industries) from Beypore;

A K Balan (Power) from Tarur

Jose Thettayil (Transport) from Angamally;

P K Gurudasan (Labour and Excise) from Kollam;

C Divakaran (Animal Husbandary and Civil Supplies) from Karunagapally;

G Sudhakaran (Cooperation) Ambalapuzha;

Mullakara Ratnakaran (Agriculture) from Chadayamangalam;

S Sharma (Fisheries) from Vypeen.


Image: Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

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