Interestingly, in Kerala the Congress is the Left's biggest opponent while the two parties are partners in West Bengal.
In a candid chat with Manorama Online IUML state general secretary K P Abdul Majeed hinted at the possibility of his party replacing candidates in the state polls.
Seats where the BJP is likely to offer a stiff resistance to the candidates of the Left Democratic Front and the United Democratic Front will engage attention even outside the state.
Kanjirappally, one of the nine seats in the Kottayam district, became a matter of dispute as the alliance equations in the state changed with the split of the Kerala Congress (M).
Muvattupuzha was taken by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) only four times, the 2016 assembly polls included. The UDF has so far won 11 of the 15 electoral battles that have taken place after the birth of this constituency.
Here we consider a few likely surprise picks for a few assembly seats in central Kerala, primarily Kottayam.
According to the IANS-CVoter survey, the CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front is likely to win 87 out of 140 seats in Kerala with a vote share of over 40 per cent.
Three separate queues will be there in each polling booth; men, women and elderly people/differently abled.
The LDF, the UDF and the NDA -- the three principal political fronts in Kerala -- have expedited the process of selecting their candidates for all the 140 assembly constituencies.
Onmanorama analyses the political scenario in all 14 districts ahead of the Kerala Assembly Elections 2021.