ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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MF- Tightening Screws

plicity of parties and factions of parties involved. No less, than 19 parties and factions contested the elections, 10 as part of the UDF and 8 as part of the LDF, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) going it alone. In addition, for good measure, both the UDF and the LDF supported quite a few independent candidates as well. However, since all the parties, with the exception of the BJP, were neatly arranged into the UDF and the LDF, there were straight contests in virtually all the constituencies?, with hardly any splitting of votes.

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