Idukki Assembly Election 2016

Current Trend

Idukki assembly constituency is all set to witness an intense tri-cornered contest among UDF, LDF and NDA. Though UDF has won all the elections to the seat since 1977 except on one occasion in 1996, the emergence of High-range Protection Council (HPC) may stand the LDF in good stead as the former has announced its support for the latter. In the 2014 Lok Saba election, the HPC nominee had secured 24,227 votes in the assembly segment.

Idukki Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
Roshy Augustine KEC(M) Won
Adv. K. Francis George IND 51223
Biju Madhavan BDJS 27403
Sabu Kochuparampil BSP 566
BABU KOZHIMALA Socialist Democratic Party Of India 411

Electoral History and Background

Roshy Augustine of the KC(M) is the sitting MLA of Idukki assembly seat which he won third time in a row in 2011 by defeating his nearest CPIM rival C.V.Varghese by a margin of 15806 votes. In that election to the seat in that year, while 65734 votes were polled by Roshy Augustine, the CPIM nominee secured 49928 votes. C.C.Krishnan of the BJP was relegated to the third place with just 3013 votes.

Idukki assembly constituency, which was created in 1977, is formed by the areas covered by the Kattappana municipality as well as the gram panchayats of Arakkulam, Kudayathoor, Idukki-Kanjikuzhi, Vazhathope, Kamakshy, Kattappana, Kanchiyar, Konnathady, Vathikudy and Mariapuram.

Idukki is one of the seven assembly segments the combination of which goes on to create the Lok Sabha constituency of the same name. Udumbanchola, Devikulam, Thodupuzha, Muvattupuzha, Peermade and Kothamangalam are the other six constituencies with the Idukki parliamentary constituency.

In the Idukki assembly constituency, female voters outnumber the males. According to the latest estimates by the Election Commission of India, there are 182885 registered voters in, among them 92,312 are women and 90,573 are men. The constituency is inhabited by a large population of settler farmers.

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