UDF candidate K.S. Sabarinathan on Tuesday won the Aruvikkara assembly constituency by-election in Kerala, beating his nearest rival by 10,128 votes.
Sabarinathan defeated veteran leaders of the Left and BJP – M. Vijayakumar and O. Rajagopal, and managed to retain his father (late) G. Kartikeyan’s constituency.
After his emphatic victory in Aruvikkara, K.S. Sabrinathan attributed the win to his late father G. Karthikeyan’s popularity in the constituency and said he will ‘aim for the basic development of the place’.