Trivandrum: Ramya Haridas of UDF has secured a massive lead in Alathur, where LDF had maintained a stronghold till then. Ramya’s lead is closing at over 1.52 lakh when 50 per cent of counting has finished, which is considered as first ever in Kerala’s political history that a female candidate crossing majority of 1.5 lakh with no previous experience in elections.
Ramya won the people’s heart the day she started campaigning in Alathur against the LDF’s incumbent P.K. Biju. Her way of campaigning was quite different from others. Affable approach and openly positive attitude made her popular within a short span of time.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, P.K. Biju of CPM won in this seat by defeating the INC candidate by a margin of 37,312 votes which was 4.02% of the total votes polled in the constituency. CPM had a vote share of 44.41% in 2014 in the seat. There were a total of 12 contestants in 2014.