According to an exit poll by India Today- Axis India, quite a few big faces are touted to lose the elections this time. Corruption tainted former excise minister K Babu and former Finance minister KM Mani are prominent on the list.
The poll which has predicted that LDF will between 88-101 seats says that many former ministers are set to lose including M.K. Muneer, K.P. Mohanan and V.K. Ebrahimkunju.
Two media personalities contested the polls this time in Kerala. According to the exit poll, while LDF candidate MV Nikesh Kumar will lose in the Azhikode constituency, his colleague and LDF candidate Veena George is set to win the Aranmula seat.
Aranmula has a tough triangular fight between Veena George, UDF candidate Sivadasan Nair and BJP candidate MT Ramesh.
According to the poll UDF bigwigs like former chief minister K Karunakaran’s daughter Padmaja Venugopal (Thrissur) and his son K Muralidhran are set to lose elections. Other prominent names predicted to lose include actor UDF’s Jagadeesh, BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan (Vattiyoorkavu), NDA candidate CK Janu (Sulthan Bathery), KK Rema (Vadakkara) and Congress MLA Sabarinathan (Aruvikkara)