Attingal will witness direct fight between the United Democratic Front (UDF) and Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the 2016 assembly elections. The sitting CPM MLA B. Satyan is once again facing the voters on behalf of the LDF, K. Chandra is the nominee of the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), which was a constituent of the LDF, is now with the UDF. It would be interesting to watch the contest in 2016 assembly elections because it would be first election after the RSP snapped its ties with the LDF. It is pertinent to note that RSP is still a constituent in the CPIM led Left Front in West Bengal.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|M.K.Manojkumar||Socialist Democratic Party Of India||1437|
B. Satyan of the CPIM is the sitting MLA of Attingal which he won in 2011 by trouncing his nearest Congress rival Thankamony Divakaran by a massive margin of 30065 votes. While 63558 votes were polled by B. Satyan, the Congress nominee secured 33493 votes. All the other contestants lost their deposits. Anathalavattom Anandan of CPIM had emerged victorious from the Attingal seat in 1987, 1996 and 2006.
One of the fourteen assembly constituencies located in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, Attingal is one of the seven assembly segments that combine to create the Lok Sabha constituency of the same name. Varkala, Kattakada, Chirayinkeezhu, Nedumangad, Vamanapuram and Aruvikkara are the other six assembly constituencies within Attingal Lok Sabha seat.
Reserved for the candidates belong to the scheduled castes. Attingal is formed by the areas covered by the five panchayats which were delinked from Kilimanoor in a delimitation exercise in 2011.
Attingal assembly constituency had a tots’ electorate of 171684 in 2011. Of them 74424 were men and 97260 women.