Thiruvananthapuram: The Communist Party of India– Marxist (CPI-M) has accused the United Democratic Front of attempting to reduce the sheen of a possible Left Democratic Front (LDF) victory in the Kerala Legislative Assembly election.

It said that the Congress-led UDF spreads misunderstanding among voters to take away the chances of LDF victory.

CPI-M reportedly said that the state chief minister Oommen Chandy had himself spread the false story that LDF workers had attacked a rival candidate who misbehaved with a voter in that constituency.

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Claiming that UDF government had run the State’s economy to ground convenor of the left front Vaikkom Viswan urged the electorate to vote overwhelmingly in support of the LDF.

Polling got underway across the state on Monday morning to elect 140 new legislators to the 14th Kerala Legislative Assembly. The electoral battle in the state is principally between the traditional rival fronts UDF and LDF.