Ambalappuzha assembly constituency has elected Left candidates seven out of the 11 times it went to the polls since its inception. While the Congress has claimed the seat three times, the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and Democratic Labour Party once each. CPI (M)’s sitting MLA and former minister Coir and Cooperative Minister G. Sudhakaran is once again in the fray for 2016 assembly elections.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|K.S. Shan||Socialist Democratic Party Of India||1622|
|Adv.Nassar. M. Pyngamadom||IND||1053|
G. Sudhakaran is the sitting MLA of Ambalappuzha assembly seat which he retained on behalf of the CPIM by defeating his nearest Congress rival M Liju by a margin of 16580 votes in a bipolar fight. In that election, while G. Sudhakaran polled 63728 votes, the Congress candidate received 47148 votes and was followed by BJP’s P.K.Vasudevan who got 2668 votes.
Some of the prominent winners of the Ambalappuzha assembly seat include former CPIM Chief Minister Achuthanandan, Susheela Gopalan, former Industries and Social Welfare Minister, and CPIM stalwart P K Chandranandan. Chandranandan was elected in 1980.
Ambalappuzha is one of the seven assembly segments that combine to create the Lok Sabha constituency of Alappuzha. Haripad, Aroor, Alappuzha, Cherthala, Kayamkulam and Karunagappally are the other six assembly constituency located within the Alappuzha parliamentary constituency.
Located in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, the semi-urban constituency of Ambalappuzha is formed by the areas covered by 27 wards of the Alappuzha municipality as well as the gram panchayats of Punnapra South, Ambalappuzha North, Punnapra North, Ambalappuzha South and Purakad.
In the 2011 assembly election the Ambalappuzha assembly constituency, there was a total electorate of 146890. Of them, 76282 are women voters and 70608 are males.