Kongad Assembly Election 2016

Current Trend

The Left democratic front (LDF) has an edge in the Kongad assembly constituency. Out of the nine grama panchayats which form part of the constituency, eight are being controlled by LDF. In the 2014 last Lok Sabha elections, the CPI (M) candidate form the Palakkad parliamentary constituency had secured a lead of 14,000 votes over his nearest Congress rival M P Veerendrakumar in the Kongad assembly segment. While CPIM has re-nominated its sitting MLA K.V. Vijayadas for 2016 assembly elections, senior Congress leader and former minister Pandalam Sudhakaran has been roped in to take on Vijayadas. Renu Suresh is in the fray on behalf of the BJP which has some pockets of influence in the constituency.

Kongad Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
K.V. Vijayadas CPM Won
Pandalam Sudhakaran INC 47519
Renu Suresh BJP 23800
Ramesh P V Kannampariyaram BSP 789

Electoral History and Background

K.V. Vijayadas is the sitting MLA of Kongad which he won on behalf of the CPIM by defeating his nearest Congress rival P Swaminathanby a margin of 3565 votes in the maiden election to the seat in 2011. While 52920 votes were received by Vijayadas, the Congress nominee secured 49355 votes and was followed by BJP’s V.Devayani who received 8467 votes.

Reserved for the candidates belong to the scheduled castes, Kongad came into being in 2011 in delimitation exercise in place of now extinct Sreekrishnapuram .

Kongad is one of the seven assembly constituencies which combine to create the Lok Sabha constituency of Palakkad. Pattambi, Mannarkkad, Malampuzha, Ottapalam, Shoranur and Palakkad are the other six assembly constituencies within the Palakkad parliamentary constituency.

In the Kongad assembly constituency, female voters outnumber the males. According to the latest estimates by the Election Commission of India, the constituency has a total electorate of171219. Out of the total electors, 87616 are female voters and 83603 are males.

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