The Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala is leading in the counting of votes for state polls, early trends showed. The incumbent LDF is leading in 94 of the 140 seats and seems to be on its way to buck a 40-year tradition if the trend continues. The Congress-led UDF is down to 44 seats. Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said: "We were confident of a win. The Chief Minister had been saying this right from the beginning of the campaign."