Both the UDF and the LDF are equally set for an intense contest for 2016 assembly poll to Alappuzha. What worries both of them is the emergence of the BJP as a serious force in the constituency. The BJP has done well in the 2015 local body polls. New voters will play a crucial role in the outcome of the result.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|Dr. T.M. Thomas Isaac||CPM||Won
|Adv. Laly Vincent||INC||52179|
|Adv. Ranjit Sreenivas||BJP||18214|
|P. A. Sulaiman Kunju||Socialist Democratic Party Of India||703|
In the last assembly election in 2011, Alappuzha assembly constituency had elected LDF candidate and former Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac who defeated UDF‘s P.J. Mathew by a margin of 16,342 votes. While 75857 votes were polled in favour of T.M. Thomas Isaac, P.J.Mathew, the CPM member, received 59515 votes and was followed by BJP’s Kottaram Unnikrishnan who secured just 3540 votes.
Before 2011, UDF had been winning the seat since 1996.
Has a sizable population of the Ezhava community. The constituency is inhabited by a significant number of fishermen community. Two panchayats of the erstwhile Mararikullam assembly constituency have been added to Alappuzha assembly constituency.
Alappuzha is one of the seven assembly segments that combine to create the Lok sabha constituency of the same name in Kerala. Cherthala, Aroor, Alappuzha, Ambalappuzha, Haripad, Kayamkulam and Karunagappally are the other six assembly constituency located within the Alappuzha parliamentary constituency.
In the Alappuzha assembly constituency, female voters outnumber the males. According to the latest estimates by the Election Commission of India, the constituency has a total electorate of173942. Out of the total electors, 89720 are female voters and 84222 are males.