Bypolls will be conducted in two corporation wards- Vettucaud in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, and Gandhi Nagar in Kochi Corporation.
There were many secretariat members who felt that what happened in Aroor was just the reverse of what happened in Ernakulam.
Congress workers are now savouring Shanimol's 2,079-vote victory as this is the first Congress victory in Aroor after P S Karthikeyan's win in 1960.
As many as 9,57,509 voters, including 4,91,455 women and 4,66,047 men, will elect their representatives from 35 candidates in the fray.
As five assembly constituencies go to polls, there is no perceived threat to secularism. Nairs openly and unapologetically canvassing for UDF and the other dominant Hindu caste, Ezhavas, not so subtly throwing their weight behind LDF.
Vatiyoorkavu, Aroor, Konni, Ernakulam and Manjeswaram constituencies will vote on Monday for what is touted as a mini assembly election.
The Congress, while terming CPM's development claims hollow, is trying to cash in on some emotional issues.
Political commentator and former Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam Dr Cyriac Thomas shares many rare stories.
The incident took place on September 27 but the complaint was filed two days later by the Public Works Department's assistant executive engineer.
The ruling LDF and the opposition UDF have some numbers to flaunt in the assembly constituency, one of the five which will go for byelections on October 21.