Kanjirappally Assembly Election 2016

Current Trend

Though Kanjirappally assembly constituency had elected the UDF candidate by a margin of 12,206 votes in the last assembly election in 2011, the lead of the UDF candidate from the Pathanamthita Lok Sabha constituency was reduced to 9,717 votes in the 2014 Lok Sabha election in the Kanjirappally assembly segment. The BJP had also increased its votes from 8,037 votes in 2011 to 20,840 votes. The BJP continued to increase its votes in the 2015 local bodies elections by securing more than 29,000 votes from the Kanjirappally assembly segment which will witness a keen contest in 2016 assembly elections.

Kanjirappally Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
Dr. N Jayaraj KEC(M) Won
Adv.V. B. Binu CPI 49236
V N Manoj BJP 31411
Arun M John BSP 1113
Muhammed Siyad Socialist Democratic Party Of India 839
Manoj Aruvikkuzhy IND 138
Achuthan K P IND 137
Sajan C Madhavan IND 90

Electoral History and Background

N. Jayaraj of Kerala Congress (M) is the sititng MLA of Kanjirappally which he won in 2011 by defeating Suresh.T. Nair of the Communist Party of India (CPI) by a margin of 12206 votes. In the maiden election to the seat in that year, while N. Jayaraj, son of Kerala Congress stalwart K. Narayana Kurup, polled 57021 votes, the CPI nominee received 44815 votes and was followed by BJP's Rajamohan who got 8037 votes.

K. Narayana Kurup had earlier been elected several times from the Vazhoor Assembly constituency.

Kanjirappally assembly constituency, which came in place of erstwhile Vazhoor Assembly segment, is formed by the areas covered by the gram panchayats of Chirakkadavu, Kangazha, Pallickathod, Kanjirappally, Karukachal, Manimala, Nedumkunnam, Vazhoor and Vellavoor.

Kanjirappally is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the parliamentary seat of Pathanamthitta. Poonjar, Konni, Thiruvalla, Ranni, Aranmula and Adoor are the other six constituencies within the Pathanamthitta lok sabha constituency.

According to the latest figures by the Election Commission of India, Kanjirappally assembly constituency, which has more female voters than males, is home to a total electorate of 175999 voters of which 90128 are females and 85871 are male voters.

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