Nemom, BJP's lone seat in the Kerala Assembly, witnessed a triangular contest between the BJP, CPM and Congress this time.
The Congress, which once lorded over the constituency cornering 50 percent of the votes, had left it to minor allies since 2011.
Shajeer, who had intervened when the car was attacked, has been undergoing treatment at the Taluk Hospital in Nemom.
Muraleedharan and Kummanam had contested against each other from the neighbouring Vattiyoorkaavu in 2016. When Muraleedharan finished ahead of Kummanam, CPM’s T N Seema came third.
As proof of the Congress-BJP understanding, he said that Congress leaders were conspicuous by their absence at the national farmers' strike in Delhi.
In the last assembly polls BJP's O Rajagopal had created history in Nemom as he won and thus became the first-ever legislator of his party in the state.
With this decision to contest from Nemom, Muraleedharan has clawed his way back to the top of the Congress hierarchy in Kerala.
It was also during Chandy's time that the subsidy for kerosene was fixed at Rs 25 when the price was Rs 50 a litre.
Chandy's residence in the state capital, 'Puthuppally House', is at Jagathy, now in Nemom Assembly constituency, after the delimitation of segments in 2011.
The Congress workers demanded Chandy not to leave them or vacate the constituency which he has been representing continuously since the early 1970s.