Kottayam Assembly Elections

Swing Meter:
LDF UDF SWING

 

Summary:

Do not misunderstand the swing status of Kottayam, Kottayam swings right. This district is holy ground of Kerala Congress politics, with Mani and Joseph wings of Kerala Congress winning more than half the seats in every election since 1982.

 

Kottayam Constituencies and Swing:
Trends and Margins
Const. Swing Margin
Palai UDF 18.6
Kaduthuruthy SWING 8.8
Vaikom LDF 7.3
Ettumanoor LDF 5.1
Kottayam SWING 6.8
Puthuppally UDF 12.9
Changanassery UDF 11.5
Kanjirappally SWING 7.0
Poonjar SWING 11.2

 

 

While our analysis lands 3 seats for UDF, 2 for LDF and 4 up in the air, need to note that the three UDF constituencies Palai manned by K.M.Mani, Puthupally won by Oommen Chandy and Changanassery won by intrepid C.F.Thomas are some of the safest seats for UDF in state outside of Malappuram. These three assembly constituencies have a median margin that is tough to overcome for any opponent.  Interestingly CPI has won more seats in the district than CPM partly because of Vaikom which has always favored the former party.

Parties of influence:
Party Wins
Party Since 1982 2011
KCM 29 5
INC 12 2
CPI 8 1
CPM 7 1
KCJ 6 0
LDF 2 0
JAN 1 0
INCA 1 0
IND 1 0
KCS 1 0
SRP 1 0
TOTAL 69 9

 

Constituencies in KOTTAYAM are Changanassery, Ettumanoor, Kaduthuruthy, Kanjirappally, Kottayam, Palai, Poonjar, Puthuppally and Vaikom.

PUTHUPPALLY

Swing Meter:
LDF UDF SWING
Summary:

Puthuppally is a UDF bastion. In 2011,Oommen Chandy of Indian National Congress defeated Suja Susan George of Communist Party Of India- Marxist by a margin of 33255 votes.


Percentage votes since 1982:


YEAR LDF UDF BJP
percentage votes by alliance
1982 36 58 5
1987 41 51 6
1991 39 52 4
1996 42 51
2001 42 53 4
2006 39 56 3
2011 31 60 6


Winning Party votes since 1982:


YEAR WIN % 2ND
percentage margin of victory
1982 INCA 22 CS
1987 INC 10 CPM
1991 INC 13 CPM
1996 INC 9 CPM
2001 INC 11 LDF
2006 INC 17 CPM
2011 INC 29 CPM


Puthuppally 1982 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Oommen Chandy INCA 58
Thomas Rajan CS 36
K. S. Sreedharan Nair BJP 5


Puthuppally 1987 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Oommen Chandy INC 51
V. N. Vasavan CPM 41
M. S. Karunakaran BJP 6


Puthuppally 1991 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Oommen Chandy INC 52
V. N. Vasavan CPM 39
K. P. Raghavan Nair BJP 4


Puthuppally 1996 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Oommen Chandy INC 51
Reji Zachariah CPM 42
K. R. Surendran IND 4


Puthuppally 2001 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Oommen Chandy INC 53
Cherian Philip LDF 42
P. R. Muraleedharan BJP 4


Puthuppally 2006 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Oommen Chandy INC 56
Sindhu Joy CPM 39
Narayanan Namboothiri BJP 3


Puthuppally 2011 election results:


Candidate Party % Votes
percentage votes by candidate
Oommen Chandy INC 60
Suja Susan George CPM 31
P. Sunilkumar BJP 6