Counting of Kerala's most awaited Aruvikkara by-election began at 8:15am at Sri Swathithirunal College Of Music on Tuesday, 30 June.
10:30 am: UDF's KS Sabarinathan won the Aruvikkara by-election with a margin of 10128 votes. G Karthikeyan won the 2011 polls in Aruvikkara with a margin of 10674 votes.
— Aashish (@aash_tvm) June 30, 2015
All you need to know about Aruvikkara by-election
77:35% polling was recorded from 154 booths on Saturday.
Major candidates: KS Sabarinathan (UDF), M Vijayakumar (LDF), O Rajagopal (BJP)
Total number of booths: 154
Counting will begin with Tholikkodu panchayat.
Check out live updates below:
Check the trend from official website HERE
|Tholikkodu||UDF leads wth 1422 votes|
|Vithura||UDF leads with 1052 votes|
|Aryanadu||UDF leads with 1449 votes|
|Uzhamanakkal||UDF leads with 368 votes|
|Vellanad||UDF leads with 2334 votes|
|Aruvikkara||LDF leads with 133 votes|
|Poovachal||UDF leads with 1975 votes|
|Kuttichal||UDF leads with 1528 votes|
10:29 am: 9550 margin for UDF after the counting of 149 booths.
10:22 am: Sabarinath leads with 8533 votes (136 booths)
10:15 am: Margin of 7521 votes for UDF after the counting of 127 booths out of 154.
10:06 am: Counting of Aruvikkara over. UDF leads in 6 panchayats with 6246
10:05 am: UDF leads in 5 panchayats; BJP crosses 25000 votes.
10:00 am: Margin of 6564 votes for Sabarinath (106 booths). Four panchayats get UDF wave.
9:56 am: After counting of 100 booths, UDF leads with 6435 votes. Sabarinath gets less number of votes from Aruvikkara.
K Das - 759
9:52: Counting begins for Aruvikkara. Less number of votes for UDF compared to LDF.
9:49 am: Vellanad counting over and Sabarinath gets margin of 6598 votes.
9:47 am: Sabarinath leads with 6638 votes (87 booths)
9:45 am: 85 booths over. UDF leads with a margin of 6546 votes.
9:44 am: Counting of 82 booths over; UDF leads with 6017 votes.
9:41 am: Sabarinath leads with 5720 votes after 78 booths.
9:38 am: UDF leads with 4992 votes (75 booths)
9:35 am: Sabarinath leads with 4235 votes (72 booths).
9:32 am: Margin of 4276 votes for UDF after counting of 66 booths.
9:30 am: Counting of 62 booths over. UDF leads with 4102 votes.
9:29 am: Counting of Uzhamanakal panchayat begins. UDF leads with 3827 votes. Sabarinath gets 20754 votes, followed by Vijayakumar with 16927 votes.
9:25 am: Counting of 57 booths overs. Sabarinath leads with 3870 votes.
9:20 am: Sabarinath leads with a margin of 3599 after the counting in 52 booths.
9:19 am: Counting of 51 booths over.
9:17 am: Sabarinathan leads with 3303 votes. UDF supporters celebrate outside the counting centre.
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9:09 am: Counting for Aryandu begins. Counting of 42 booths and three rounds over.
9:00 am: Counting of 34 booths over
8:58 am: Counting of 31 booths over
8:56 am: Counting of 26 booths over
8:54 am: Two rounds of counting over. Kerala witnesses UDF wave with a huge margin of votes.
8:49 am: Counting of 18 booths over. Sabarinath leads with a margin of 1466 votes.
BKS Sabarinathan 5744
M Vijayakumar 4278
O Rajagopal 3085
8:45 am: Sabarinath leads with a margin of 1422 votes after the counting of 17 booths.
8:42 am: Second round counting begins.
8:40 am: First round counting of 14 booths finished; Sabarinath leads with 1232 votes.
8:37 am: Sabarinathan breaks the record of G Karthikeyan with 3820 votes.
8:36 am: Counting of 10 booths over
8:32 am: Counting of 8 booths over. Sabarinath gets 2615 votes, followed by VIjayakumar with 1632 votes and Rajagopal with 1632 votes.
8:26 am: Sabarinath leads with 115 votes.
8:25 am: Delay in getting the first bit of information about results. Official website says "Counting not started"
8:15 am: Counting of 14 booths of Tholikkodu panchayat begins.
8:07 am: Postal votes counting started. LDF candidate leading with 4 postal votes, 2 for Sabarinath.
8:06 am: Polling begins in Aruvikkara.
8:05 am: Announded is heard.
7:59 am: Media personnals asked to move to media rooms arranged at the centre.
7:58 am: Voting machines arranged in counting rooms.
7:50 am: Strong rooms with ballot boxes opened.
7:15 am: M Vijayakumar has arrived the counting centre.
— Manorama Online (@manoramaonline) June 30, 2015
6:25 am: Counting agents have reached the counting centre.
6:00 am: Heavy security measures have been arranged at the music college.