Trends & Key Issues
- The Congress-led UDF is on a strong wicket.
- The Left-led LDF is fighting anti-incumbency.
- The allegations of corruption against defence minister A.K. Antony in the Israeli missile deal failed to take off and is unlikely to impact the UDF prospects.
- The divide within the CPI(M) has disillusioned the cadre.
- The church is ranged against the Left.
- The Ezhava community and the Nairs are pro-UDF.