Chittur Assembly Election 2016

Current Trend

The voters of the gram panchayats of Vadakarapathy, Kozhinjampara and Eruthempathy forming part of the Chittur assembly constituency are facing acute shortage of waters and are unhappy with the sitting Congress MLA K. Achuthan. They are now with the left democratic front. The seat has been allotted to the Janata Dal (Secular). This has angered the CPIM voters. BJp has certain pockets of influence.

Chittur Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
K. Krishnankutty JD(S) Won
K. Achuthan INC 61985
Sasikumar M BJP 12537
Mayilswamy AIADMK 6212
NA NOTA 1260
Santha IND 679
P.C. Ramachandran BSP 571
Achuthan Thanka Nivas IND 495
A. Rajeena SUCI(C) 442
A Krishnankutty Aramuri IND 157

Electoral History and Background

Currently represented in the legislative assembly of Kerala by K.Achuthan of the Congress, Chittur had elected him in 2011. In that election, he trounced his nearest CPIM rival S. Subhash Chandra Bose by 12330 votes in a bipolar contest. While K.Achuthan received 69916 votes, the CPIM nominee polled 57586 votes. A.K.Omanakuttan , who entered the fray on behalf of the BJP, came third with 4518 votes.

K.Achuthan had also emerged victorious from the seat in 19916, 2001 and 2006.

Sharing its border with the Palakkad district, Chittur assembly constituency is formed by the areas covered by Chittur- Thathamangalam municipality as well as Kozhinjampara, Vadakarapathy, Eruthempathy, Nalleppilly, Perumatti, Pattanchery, Peruvembu and Polpulli.

Tamil speaking people has a crucible role in the outcome of the Chittur assembly constituency. The rural constituency of Chittur is one of the seven assembly segments the combination of which goes on to create the Lok Sabha constituency of Alathur. Tarur, Chelakkara, Nemmara, Alathur, Kunnamkulam and Wadakkanchery are the other six assembly segments located within Alathur Lok Sabha constituency.

In the 2011 assembly election to Chittur constituency, where female voters outnumber males, was home to a total electorate of 167800 out of which 82815 were males and 84985 were female voters.

Chittur Assembly Election Videos 2016