Malappuram bypoll result LIVE updates: Counting of votes begins, UDF candidate PK Kunhalikutty takes early lead
The counting of votes for Malappuram Lok Sabha seat in Kerala began on April 17 at 8:00 am. The voting for Malappuram seat was held on April 12 following the demise of former Union Minister and IUML leader E Ahamed.
PK Kunhalikutty of Congress-led UDF candidate and IUML General Secretary, LDF candidate MB Faisal (CPI-M) and NDA nominee N Sreeprakash of BJ are in the fray along with six independent candidates.
The counting of votes is expected to get over by 11:00 am. 71.33 per cent of the total electorate had voted in the elections.
Malappuram bypoll result live updates:
8:27 am: PK Kulhalikutty is fighting on IUML ticket which is part of Congress-led UDF alliance in the state. The Malappuram Lok Sabha seat is dominated by Muslim population.
8:17 am: IUML leader and UDF candidate PK Kunhalikutty is leading as per early trends. MB Faisal of CPM is behind by 3000 votes
8:12 am: Over 9 lakh votes will be counted today. 9,36,315 persons had voted in the elections out of total 13,12,693.
8:00 am: Counting of votes begins. The first trends are expected to come in by 8:15 am
7:50 am: The counting of votes will take place at government college in Malappuram where a tight security cover has been deployed.
7:30 am: The counting of votes for Malappuram by election will begin at 8 am.