In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the UDF candidate Jose K Mani, belonging to KC (M), had secured a thumping lead of 24,759 votes in the Puthuppally assembly segment. The lead was a drop from 33,255 votes received by the UDF in 2011. The front is in power in seven out of the eight gram panchatys that constitute the Puthuppally assembly constituency. While Chief Minister Oommen Chandi is once again in the fray on behalf of the UDF, taking on him is Jake C. Thomas, the Student Federation of India (SFI) State president, who is facing the electorate on behalf of the CPIM.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|JAICK C THOMAS||CPI||44505|
|ADV. GEORGE KURIAN||BJP||15993|
|M V CHERIAN||SUCI(C)||131|
|K M SIVAPRASAD GANDHI||IND||103|
|A K SHAJI||IND||64|
|JOSEPH T M||IND||49|
Oommen Chandi of the Congress is the sitting MLA of Puthuppally assembly seat which he won in 2011 by defeating his nearest CPI (M) rival Suja Susan George by a margin of 33,255 votes. While Oommen Chandi polled 69922 votes, the CPIM candidate received 36667 votes and was followed by BJP’s P.Sunil Kumar who secured 6679 votes.
Oommen Chandi has been winning the seat for last 46 years. In his first election he had defeated E.M. George of the CPI(M).
The rural assembly constituency of Puthuppally is formed by the areas covered by the grama panchayats of Akalakkunnam, Kooroppada, Ayarkunnam, Manarcadu, Pampady, Meenadom, Puthuppally and Vakathanam.
Puthuppally is one of the seven assembly constituencies which combine to create the Lok Sabha constituency of Kottayam. Ettumanoor, Pala, Kottayam, Kaduthuruthy, Vaikom and Piravom are the other six assembly constituencies within the Kottayam parliamentary constituency.
In the 2011 assembly poll to Puthuppally, there was a total electorate of 157222. Out of the total electors, 77546 were males and 79676 were females.