Malappuram (Kerala) Oct 15, 2017: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) candidate K.N.A. Khader has won the Vengara Assembly by-election in Kerala with more than 65,000 votes, trumping his nearest rival and LDF nominee PV Basheer.
However, the SDPI secure the third position, while the NDA came fourth.
The counting of votes began at 8 am in PSMO College, Tirurangadi. The election took place on October 11 across the 148 booths and 17 auxiliary polling stations with a record voter turnout of 72.12 per cent. 66,030 women and 56,550 male voters had casted vote in the bypoll.
IUML chief P.K. Kunhalikutty who vacated the Vengara seat and later won the Malappuram Lok Sabha seat earlier this year said the CPI-M used all its might, but we knew what was going to be the outcome.
Kunhalikutty won this seat in the 2016 assembly polls with a margin of over 38,000 votes.