The counting of votes for the Thrikkakara assembly bypoll started today, on June 3, 2022, at Maharaja’s College Ernakulam. The total vote count after 7 rounds stands at – Uma Thomas 43,075, Jo Joseph 28, 171, AN Radha Krishnan 8,711, NOTA 673. Uma Thomas leads with 18,211 votes.
The vote will be counted in 12 rounds. A total of 239 booths were set up in the constituency. The by-election was conducted due to the death of Congress legislator P T Thomas. Congress has fielded Uma Thomas, the wife of the late legislator, whose death necessitated the by-election. The Left candidate is cardiologist Dr Jo Joseph of the CPI(M). The BJP is also in the fray with its seasoned leader A N Radhakrishnan as the candidate.
The Congress appointed Uma Thomas, the widow of late party leader P T Thomas as the UDF candidate on May 31, 2022.
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