A comparison of the results of the Kerala civic polls in 2010 and 2015 clearly show that while the Left Democratic Front has made a significant surge, the BJP too has made inroads into many districts of Kerala.
While allies of the United Democratic Front have performed well, the Congress has lost in many seats, including in its own bastions.
In 2010, LDF had won more seats in 3 city corporations and UDF surged ahead with more seats in 2 city corporations.
This time, however, the LDF has come up top in four corporations- Kollam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur. The UDF meanwhile has won more seats than LDF in Kochi and Kannur corporation. Kannur was given a city corporation this year.
But in Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and Thrissur, none of the fronts have managed a simple majority.
In 2010, UDF had 39 while the LDF wrestled the rest 20 into their kitty.
In 2015, the LDF won 42 seats and UDF is a close second, winning 40 municipalities. BJP meanwhile has emerged as the single largest party in Palakkad municipality.
In 2010, the UDF won 8 and LDF 6 out of total 14 zilla panchayat seats.
This time around, the LDF has raced ahead by winning 7 zilla panchayats, while the UDF has been reduced to 7.
In 2010, the UDF had the upper-hand winning 582 gram panchayats while the left front won 384 seats.
This is where the LDF has gained maximum winning 544 gram panchayats this year, while the UDF was cut down to just 371. The BJP was able to win 13 gram panchayats.