Counting for the June 27 bypoll, where Kerala's ruling Congress-led UDF and opposition CPI(M)-headed LDF were locked in a stiff contest, was underway today.
Though 16 candidates are in the fray, the main contest was between Sabrinathan, M Vijayakumar (CPI-M) of LDF Opposition and O Rajgopal of BJP.
Right from the start, Sabarinathan was leading by over 6,300 votes over his nearest rival Vijayakumar as per the latest trend.
An estimated 77.35 per cent voters had exercised their votes out of the total electorate of 1,84,210 on Saturday last.
(With inputs from agencies)