"I am getting very good response from all sections of the people. This is unprecedented and quite encouraging,” 85-year-old Rajagoapl said during the last-leg of his campaign.

Rajagopal, facing challenge from the Congress's Shashi Tharoor and CPI's Bennet Abraham, said voters were wise enough to know that both the UDF and the LDF would be on the same boat after the elections.

"Both the UDF and LDF are opposing BJP. After elections they will be together at the Centre. So the only political force that stands for a change is BJP. This realisation of voters is enhancing the party's prospects," he said.

Dissolution with both the Congress led UDF and CPI-M headed LDF was deep among the people and "it is evident during the campaign. I am sure that this will reflect in the election. We also succeeded in making inroads in the minority strongholds, he added.

The non-performance of the UPA government at the Centre and soaring prices of essential commodities also would have its impact in the polls, he said.


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