Thiruvananthapuram: on Wednesday Kerala Chief Minister completed his five year long haul by spending 1827 days in office. This is a record in its own. He came into power on the same day five years ago and successfully completed this tenure.
While speaking in a speech before the voting poll in Kerala, he said that whatever the exit poll is depicting may be proved wrong and he will going to retain his power.
Chandy was the first chief Minister in Kerala who remained in the position for the longest tenure at a single stretch. This shows how successful his tenure was and according to this is is quite evident that he can easily retain his position again.
His predecessor and one of the Marxist leader V.S Achuthanandan held office for a period for 1822 days at a single stretch. This was a long term in the state.
While talking to IANS he said that he is confident that the congress led United Democratic Front will surely get a renewed mandate.
He emphasised on few other things he said, on counting over the numbers of female voters that the numbers of female voters are more than one million than that of male voters, this will go highly in favour of them.
He continued by saying that they are expecting a close fight in around 12 constituencies where the margin o defeat or win will be less than 1000 voters, in such areas the postal votes play a major role and held responsible for the decision.
Other than Chandy four other Chief Ministers held their office for more than 1827 days, spent more than one five year term named: K Karunakaran, C. Achutha Menon, A.K Antony and E.K Nayanar.