The CPI candidates contested from 25 constituencies and, won 17, -- a high strike rate of 68 per cent.
The party will commence holding its organizational meetings after the declaration of Assembly poll results on May 2.
Ganesh Kumar has been a stringent critic of his former partners since his party left the United Democratic Front.
CPI’s C K Asha, the sitting legislator, Congress’s Dr P R Sona and BDJS’s Ajitha Sabu faced hardly any challenges from their party colleagues at the time of candidate selection.
In Kanam, CPI workers are canvassing votes for Jayaraj who had been their bete noire until the last assembly elections.
Onmanorama went deep inside the estate and talked to young and retired workers. Almost all knew Supal, the CPI candidate.
Ruling out political enmity, police said a dispute over parking of a vehicle six months ago might have led to the murder of Davis, aged 58.
The Left Democratic Front announced the candidates for all the 140 constituencies a few days ahead of the United Democratic Front and the National Democratic Alliance.
Vaikom is one of the few constituencies which stayed clear of tug-of-war in the Congress related to candidates’ selection.
The protests have even led to the resignation of CPI state committee member Bangalam Kunhikrishnan from the post of LDF convenor of the Assembly constituency.