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

 

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


PALAKKAD

Swing Meter:
LDF UDF SWING
Summary:

Palakkad is a swing constituency. In 2011,Shafi Parambil of Indian National Congress defeated K. K. Divakaran of Communist Party Of India- Marxist by a margin of 7403 votes.


Percentage votes since 1982:


YEAR LDF UDF BJP
percentage votes by alliance
1982 39 44 14
1987 37 44 14
1991 41 44 11
1996 43 43 13
2001 39 49 11
2006 37 36 25
2011 36 42 20


Winning Party votes since 1982:


YEAR WIN % 2ND
percentage margin of victory
1982 PSP 5 CS
1987 UDF 7 CPM
1991 INC 3 CPM
1996 CPM 0 INC
2001 INC 10 CPM
2006 CPM 1 INC
2011 INC 6 CPM


Palakkad 1982 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
C. M. Sundaram PSP 44
N. A. Karim CS 39
O. Rajagopal BJP 14


Palakkad 1987 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
C. M. Sundaram UDF 44
Girija Surendran CPM 37
V. S. Muthuswamy BJP 14


Palakkad 1991 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
C. M. Sundaram INC 44
M. S. Gopalakrishnan CPM 41
T. M. P. Iyer BJP 11


Palakkad 1996 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
T. K. Noushad CPM 43
C. M. Sundaram INC 43
S. R. Balasubramanyan BJP 13


Palakkad 2001 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
K. Sankara Narayanan INC 49
T. K. Noushad CPM 39
Rema Reghunandan BJP 11


Palakkad 2006 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
K. K. Divakaran CPM 37
A. V. Gopinathan Nair INC 36
O. Rajagopal BJP 25


Palakkad 2011 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Shafi Parambil INC 42
K. K. Divakaran CPM 36
C. Udaybhaskar BJP 20


PATTAMBI

Swing Meter:
LDF UDF SWING
Summary:

Pattambi is a swing constituency. In 2011,C. P. Muhammed of Indian National Congress defeated K. P. Suresh Raj of Communist Party Of India by a margin of 12475 votes.


Percentage votes since 1982:


YEAR LDF UDF BJP
percentage votes by alliance
1982 51 48
1987 41 47 10
1991 47 43 6
1996 48 42 8
2001 46 47 6
2006 45 46 6
2011 38 49 8


Winning Party votes since 1982:


YEAR WIN % 2ND
percentage margin of victory
1982 CPI 3 INC
1987 INC 6 CPI
1991 CPI 4 INC
1996 CPI 6 INC
2001 INC 1 CPI
2006 INC 1 CPI
2011 INC 11 CPI


Pattambi 1982 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
K. E. Ismail CPI 51
P. K. Gopalakrishnan INC 48
K. Kumaran IND 1


Pattambi 1987 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Leela Damodara Menon INC 47
K. E. Ismail CPI 41
Pookkathri Rajagopalan BJP 10


Pattambi 1991 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
K. E. Ismail CPI 47
Ms. Leela Damodara Menon INC 43
C. P. Ramachandran Master BJP 6


Pattambi 1996 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
K. E. Ismail CPI 48
M. I. Shanavas INC 42
K. Sasikala BJP 8


Pattambi 2001 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
C. P. Mohammed INC 47
K. E. Ismail CPI 46
P. T. Venugopalan BJP 6


Pattambi 2006 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
C. P. Mohammed INC 46
K. E. Ismail CPI 45
Uma Rajendran BJP 6


Pattambi 2011 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
C. P. Muhammed INC 49
K. P. Suresh Raj CPI 38
P. Babu BJP 8