Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI(M)-led LDF has a lead over the Congress-led UDF in muncipal corporations, district panchayats and grama panchayats, while it is a closer fight in the muncipalities and grama panchayats, two hours into counting elections to local bodies in Kerala.
The LDF leads in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur and Kozhikode corporations while UDF leads in Cochin and Kannur corporations.
The BJP is in the second place in Thiruvananthapuram corporation where the party is in some strength, with the UDF nowhere int he picture.
In muncipalities, the LDF leads over the UDF 40-36 and in district panchayats the LDF leads overwhelmingly against the UDF by 10 against 4. The BJP is leading in 3 muncipalities
In grama panchayats the LDF is leading in 344 seats against the UDF's 318. The NDA is leading in 27.
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