Left in Kerala hoping against hope of decent show
The Left in Kerala is hoping against hope of a decent show in the Lok Sabha polls. Despite the exit polls predicting a landslide victory for the Congress-led UDF, the Communist camp is optimistic of proving them wrong.
In fact, the Left leadership appears to be fully confident of putting up a decent performance. The Communist parties are even looking to better their previous tally, when the LDF had won eight seats.
With just a day remaining for the Lok Sabha poll results to be announced, there is a significant, though subtle shift in the political mood. Internal bickerings, though not visibly evident, have started seeping out into the open. The recent untimely utterance by CPI leader and Left candidate C Divakaran and another remark by state Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran could well be read as manifestations of conceding defeat.