Palakkad Assembly Elections

Swing Meter:
LDF UDF SWING

 

Summary:

Palakkad is an LDF bastion. Left parties have won more than two thirds of the assembly elections in Palakkad since 1982, with Communist Party Marxist alone winning more than half the elections.

A CPM stronghold, Palakkad elections has 7 LDF leaning constituencies including impenetrable red forts of Alathur, Malampuzha, Ottapalam, Shornur and Tarur. In the one UDF leaning constituency, C.Achuthan holds fort for Congress.

 

Constituencies and Swing:
Trends and Margins
Const. Swing Margin
Thrithala SWING 3.6
Pattambi SWING 4.0
Shornur LDF 11.2
Ottappalam LDF 8.2
Kongad LDF 3.1
Mannarkkad SWING 5.1
Malampuzha LDF 17.2
Palakkad SWING 4.8
Tarur LDF 11.1
Chittur UDF 7.8
Nenmara LDF 4.5
Alathur LDF 12.1

 

Parties of influence:

Palakkad is CPM’s district and it’s deep ties with working class delivers near two thirds of the seat in the left’s account . Constituencies in Palakkad are Alathur, Chittur, Kongad, Malampuzha, Mannarkkad, Nenmara, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Pattambi, Shornur, Tarur and Thrithala.

Party Wins
Party Since 1982 2011
CPM 39 7
INC 21 4
CPI 6 0
IUML 4 1
CS 3 0
JAN 1 0
JD 1 0
NCP 1 0
PSP 1 0
UDF 1 0
TOTAL 78 12

 

MALAMPUZHA

Swing Meter:
LDF UDF SWING
Summary:

Malampuzha is a red fort of LDF. In 2011,V. S. Achuthanandan of Communist Party Of India- Marxist defeated Lathika Subhash of Indian National Congress by a margin of 23440 votes.


Percentage votes since 1982:


YEAR LDF UDF BJP
percentage votes by alliance
1982 61 34
1987 52 39 5
1991 54 35 8
1996 56 37 6
2001 49 44 5
2006 55 38 4
2011 57 40


Winning Party votes since 1982:


YEAR WIN % 2ND
percentage margin of victory
1982 CPM 27 KCM
1987 CPM 13 INC
1991 CPM 19 CMP
1996 CPM 19 INC
2001 CPM 5 INC
2006 CPM 17 INC
2011 CPM 17 INC


Malampuzha 1982 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
E. K. Nayanar CPM 61
P. Vijayaraghavan KCM 34
M. Manikkyan IND 1


Malampuzha 1987 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
T. Sivadasa Menon CPM 52
A. Thankappan INC 39
Durairaj BJP 5


Malampuzha 1991 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
T. Sivadasa Menon CPM 54
V. Krishnadas CMP 35
T. Chandrasekharan BJP 8


Malampuzha 1996 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
T. Sivadasa Menon CPM 56
M. Guruswamy INC 37
N. Sivarajan BJP 6


Malampuzha 2001 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
V. S. Achuthanandan CPM 49
Satheesan Pacheni INC 44
T. Chandrasekharan BJP 5


Malampuzha 2006 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
V. S. Achuthanandan CPM 55
Satheesan Pacheni INC 38
P. J. Thomas BJP 4


Malampuzha 2011 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
V. S. Achuthanandan CPM 57
Lathika Subhash INC 40
P. K. Majeed Pedikat JDU 2


MANNARKKAD

Swing Meter:
LDF UDF SWING

 

Summary:

Mannarkkad is a swing constituency. In 2011,N. Shamsuddin of Indian Union Muslim League defeated V. Chamunni of Communist Party Of India by a margin of 8270 votes.

The CPI vs Muslim league contest is back in 2016 as well, as both 2nd biggest alliance partners of LDF and UDF go head to head. Muslim league is fielding sitting MLA N. Shamsuddin and CPI is challenging with K.P.Suresh Raj.

Percentage votes since 1982:
YEAR LDF UDF BJP
percentage votes by alliance
1982 54 40
1987 45 49 3
1991 45 49 3
1996 50 44 4
2001 45 50 5
2006 50 45 3
2011 43 50 5
Winning Party votes since 1982:
YEAR WIN % 2ND
percentage margin of victory
1982 CPI 14 IUML
1987 IUML 4 CPI
1991 IUML 4 CPI
1996 CPI 6 IUML
2001 IUML 5 CPI
2006 CPI 5 IUML
2011 IUML 7 CPI
Mannarkkad 1982 election results:
Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
P. Kumaran CPI 54
A. P. Hamsa IUML 40
P. A. Sankaran IND 1
Mannarkkad 1987 election results:
Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Kalladi Mohammed IUML 49
P. Kumaran CPI 45
M. P. Sreevally BJP 3
Mannarkkad 1991 election results:
Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Kalladi Mohammed IUML 49
P. Kumaran CPI 45
A. Sukumaran Master BJP 3
Mannarkkad 1996 election results:
Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Jose Baby CPI 50
Kalladi Mohammed IUML 44
A. Sathyanathan BJP 4
Mannarkkad 2001 election results:
Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Kalathil Abdulla IUML 50
Jose Baby CPI 45
M. Mohanan Master BJP 5
Mannarkkad 2006 election results:
Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Jose Baby CPI 50
Kalathil Abdulla IUML 45
M. K. Chandran BJP 3
Mannarkkad 2011 election results:
Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
N. Shamsuddin IUML 50
V. Chamunni CPI 43
O. P. Vasudevan Unni BJP 5

NENMARA

Swing Meter:
LDF UDF SWING
Summary:

Nenmara is a slightly left leaning constituency. In 2011,V. Chenthamarakshan of Communist Party Of India- Marxist defeated M. V. Raghavan of Communist Marxist Party by a margin of 8694 votes.


Percentage votes since 1982:


YEAR LDF UDF BJP
percentage votes by alliance
1982 52 46
1987 48 44 5
1991 48 47 4
1996 47 48 4
2001 44 50 4
2006 49 44 5
2011 48 41 7


Winning Party votes since 1982:


YEAR WIN % 2ND
percentage margin of victory
1982 CPM 6 INCA
1987 CPM 4 INC
1991 CPM 1 INC
1996 INC 1 CPM
2001 INC 6 CPM
2006 CPM 5 INC
2011 CPM 7 CMP


Nenmara 1982 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Vasudeva Menon CPM 52
K. A. Chandran INCA 46
C. Aaru IND 1


Nenmara 1987 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
C. T. Krishnan CPM 48
K. P. Gangadhara Menon INC 44
Venugopala Menon BJP 5


Nenmara 1991 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
T. Chathu CPM 48
A. Ramaswamy INC 47
A. Ramakrishnan Master BJP 4


Nenmara 1996 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
K. A. Chandran INC 48
M. Chandran CPM 47
M. Lakshmanan BJP 4


Nenmara 2001 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
K. A. Chandran INC 50
R. Chinnakkuttan CPM 44
P. Sivasankaran BJP 4


Nenmara 2006 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
V. Chenthamarakshan CPM 49
K. A. Chandran INC 44
G. Ramachandran BJP 5


Nenmara 2011 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
V. Chenthamarakshan CPM 48
M. V. Raghavan CMP 41
N. Sivarajan BJP 7


OTTAPPALAM

Swing Meter:
LDF UDF SWING
Summary:

Ottappalam is a red fort of LDF. In 2011,M. Hamza of Communist Party Of India- Marxist defeated V. K. Sreekandan of Indian National Congress by a margin of 13203 votes.


Percentage votes since 1982:


YEAR LDF UDF BJP
percentage votes by alliance
1982 46 40 3
1987 44 47 6
1991 48 43 6
1996 45 37 12
2001 53 37 10
2006 56 34 9
2011 49 39 7


Winning Party votes since 1982:


YEAR WIN % 2ND
percentage margin of victory
1982 CS 6 INCA
1987 INC 3 CS
1991 CS 5 INC
1996 CS 8 INC
2001 NCP 16 INC
2006 CPM 22 INC
2011 CPM 10 INC


Ottappalam 1982 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
V. C. Kabeer CS 46
P. Balan INCA 40
E. P. Gangadharan IND 7


Ottappalam 1987 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
K. Sankaranarayana Pillai Inc INC 47
V. C. Kabeer CS 44
Aravindakshan BJP 6


Ottappalam 1991 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
V. C. Kabeer CS 48
K. Sankaranarayana Pillai Inc INC 43
C. Jinachandran BJP 6


Ottappalam 1996 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
V. C. Kabeer CS 45
K. V. Prabhakaran Nambiar INC 37
K. Krishnakumar BJP 12


Ottappalam 2001 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
V. C. Kabeer NCP 53
C. V. Balachandran Master INC 37
K. P. Mani Kandan BJP 10


Ottappalam 2006 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
M. Hamza CPM 56
V. C. Kabeer INC 34
K. Sivadasan BJP 9


Ottappalam 2011 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
M. Hamza CPM 49
V. K. Sreekandan INC 39
P. Venugopal BJP 7