The Sunday verdict has just proven that the perception was nothing but a short-lived dream which the Congress believed to be too true, especially so in the Karnataka hangover.
While SFI's KS Anirudhan managed to garner 892 votes, KSU's S Sreekuttan, who challenged the election in the High Court, got 889 votes.
The High Court had declared the earlier election invalid and ordered repoll.
The court pointed out that though the prosecution argued the crime was seditious, the police failed to produce evidence to substantiate the claim.
Students who wish to contest the elections can submit their nomination papers until 3 pm on November 27
According to reports, the probe team is likely to summon Youth Congress president Rahul Mamkoottathil for an interrogation on Saturday.
Reacting to the reports that four of his loyalists were arrested for the alleged fraud, he asserted that he is connected with every Youth Congress activist in Kerala.
The Youth Congress leaders are facing allegations of forging 1.25 lakh Election Commission Voter ID cards to cast bogus votes for its internal election.
The Congress is not worried about the CPM candidates. The party leaders feel the CPM could not dent its vote share.
A division bench rejected the petition filed by Thiruvananthapuram native Madhusoodhanan Namboothiri, who alleged irregularities in the draw of lots, citing lack of evidence.