The ruling CPI(M)-led LDF in Kerala is leading in two constituencies-Vatiyoorkavu and Konni-, while the opposition Congress-led UDF is ahead in three as per early trends in the by-polls to the five Assembly seats.
Thiruvananthapuram Mayor V K Prashant is ahead by over 7,000 votes in Vattiyoorkavu in Thiruvananthapuram against his nearest UDF rival K Mohankumar.
In Konni, LDF's K U Jinesh Kumar is leading by over 5,000 votes against his UDF rival P Mohanrajan.
While Shanimol Usman of the UDF is leading by over 2,000 votes in Aroor, a stronghold of the LDF, in Ernakulam T J Vinod is ahead by 3,800 votes and in Manjeshwaram in Kasaragod UDF candidate M C Kamaruddin has established a lead of over 3,000 votes.
The bypolls were held in the five Assembly constituencies on October 21.
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