The sitting CPIM MLA and former Minister A K Balan is once again facing the voters of facing the voters of Tarur on behalf of the Left Democratic Front (LDF). Pitted against him is C Prakashan of United Democratic Front (UDF).
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|K V DIVAKARAN||BJP||15493|
|NARAYANANKUTTY K T||BSP||663|
A K Balan is the sitting MLA of Tarur which he won on behalf of the CPIM by defeating his nearest rival N. Vinesh of the Kerala Congress (Jacob) by a margin of 25756 votes in 2011. In the maiden election to Tarur, while 64175 votes were polled by Balan, the UDF nominee secured 38419 votes and was followed by BJP’s M. Lakshmanan who received 5385 votes.
A K Balan was earlier elected form the erstwhile assembly seat of Kuzhalmannam in 2006.
Located in the Palakkad district in Kerala, Tarur, which came into being in 2011 in place of now extinct Kuzhalmannam in a delimitation exercise , is one of the seven assembly segments the combination of which goes on to create the Lok Sabha constituency of Alathur. Wadakkanchery, Chittur, Nemmara, Alathur, Kunnamkulam and Chelakkara are the other six assembly segments located within the Alathur Lok Sabha constituency.
Tarur assembly constituency is formed by the areas covered by the gram panchayats of Kavasseri, Kannambra, Kottayi, Kuthanur, Puducode, Peringottukurissi, Tarur and Vadakkencheri.
In the 2011 assembly election to the Tarur, the constituency had a total electorate of 149387. Out of the total electors, 72880 were men and 76507 were females.