.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a press conference in the first week of March alleged that central investigation agencies are taking up the election campaigning for key political parties like BJP and Congress. (Picture Credits: Twitter/Pinarayi

  • Kerala assembly election 2021 will see a tough battle between the LDF, UDF and NDA
  • The polling for one phased Kerala assembly elections will be held on April 6
  • Amit Shah alleged LDF and UDF made Kerala a "corruption den"

.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign for the Kerala Assembly polls, at Konni in Pathanamthitta district. (PTI Photo)

  • The counting of votes for Kerala assembly elections will take place on May 2
  • As many as nine actors are in the fray this time in the Kerala assembly elections
  • BJP has fielded 'Metroman' E Sreedharan from Palakkad constituency

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed an election rally in Kerala's Palakkad. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • During his address, PM Modi attacked LDF, UDF and Congress
  • "LDF has betrayed Kerala for a few pieces of gold," he said
  • He said that LDF and UDF behave like "junior-level goons" in Kerala

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor at Parliament, during the Budget Session, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

  • Shashi Tharoor said that trends in Kerala clearly favour the UDF and he expects a "strong victory"
  • He said that the absence of a CM candidate will have no effect on the UDF's chaces in the upcoming Kerala assembly polls
  • He said that 'Metroman' E Sreedharan will also not help the BJP succeed because of their "politics of bigotry and division"

.Palakkad, Kerala, India
Palakkad Municipality is one of the two civic bodies in which the saffron party is in power in the state. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • BJP candidate E Sreedharan will be taking on Congress' Shafi Parambil
  • A strong triangular contest is expected in Palakkad in the 2021 assembly elections
  • The seat has been held by the United Democratic Front (UDF) since 2011

.Palakkad, Kerala, India
Metroman E Sreedharan visits Palarivattom Bridge. (PTI File Photo)

  • BJP has very 'good prospects of winning number of seats,' E Sreedharan said
  • "It may be absolute majority or could be a sizeable number by which they will be the kingmakers": Sreedharan
  • Sreedharan, 88, is contesting Kerala polls on BJP ticket from Palakkad district

.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
The elections this year, like the previous years, will be majorly fought between United Democratic Front (UDF) and Left Democratic Front (LDF), however, this year, the National Democratic Alliance is also in the fray.

  • Elections will take place in one phase on April 6 and the counting will be on May 2, 2021
  • In 2016, the LDF secured 91 out of 140 seats while the UDF could get only 47 seats
  • BJP's E Sreedharan, Suresh Gopi and Kummanam Rajasekharan are some of the key candidates

.Palakkad, Kerala, India
'Metro Man' E Sreedharan is the BJP candidate from Palakkad, Kerala. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The Metro Man launched his campaign on Monday for the upcoming Kerala polls
  • Sreedharan said that the current government was hit by corruption and scandals
  • Assembly polls in Kerala will take place in one phase on April 6 and the counting will be on May 2

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Metroman Elattuvalapil Sreedharan will contest Kerala polls from Palakkad constituency. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • BJP will contest 115 out 140 assembly seats in Kerala, rest of the 25 seats left for allies
  • BJP Kerala chief K Surendran will contest from two constituencies
  • BJP MP KJ Alphons will contest from Kanirappally assembly constituency

.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
E Sreedharan joined the BJP on February 25. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Shreedharan is BJP's CM candidate for Kerala
  • He completed his civil engineering from Government Engineering College, Kakinada
  • Shreedharan engineered India's first metro