In the 140-member assembly, Vengara seat in Malapuram is vacant after incumbent MLA P K Kunhalikutty resigned after his election to the Lok Sabha from Malappuram Lok Sabha seat that fell vacant following death of IUML leader E Ahmed.
From Kerala, NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind is only expected to secure the vote of the lone BJP MLA.
The ruling CPI(M)-led LDF and Congress headed UDF Opposition had announced their decision to back the united opposition candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.
Kerala Congress(M) led by former Finance minister K M Mani, which had snapped ties with the UDF, also extended itssupport to Kumar.
Similarly, the lone independent MLAP C George had also announced his backing to Kumar. The voting will end at 5 PM.
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