The state has 941 gram panchayats. At the block level, the LDF was leading in 92 and the UDF in 59 while at the district panchayat level, the rival fronts lead in seven each. In the trends available for the municipalities, the LDF was leading in 44 and the UDF in 31 and the BJP in just one.

In the six corporations, the LDF won two, the UDF in one, while in three corporations it was a hung house. Overall in the 2010 polls, the UDF won 65 percent of the total seats. Leader of opposition V.S.Achuthanandan, who was the star campaigner for the Left, said that this victory for us is a slap on the face of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

It is a strong come back for the Left which has not been able to secure a total win in any polls since they won the 2006 assembly polls. In the 2010 civic polls while the Left won in the corporation (by winning three out of the five corporations), in the other segments - municipalities, district panchayats, block panchayats and gram panchayats, it was the Congress-led UDF that was far ahead of the Left.

The BJP had reason to cheer as it came second in the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, pushing the Congress to third position after they won 34 seats, while the Congress could manage only 21 and the Left secured 42.The BJP, which secured around 500 seats in the 2010 polls, has so far been able to muster about 1,100 seats.

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