Though Thiruvalla assembly constituency had elected Mathew T. Thomas of the Janata Dal (S), a constituent of the LDF, in the last two successive assembly elections, the UDF candidate had secured lead from the constituency in the last 2014 Lok Sabha elections in which the BJP had also increased its votes from 7,656 in 2011 to 16,800 votes. The BJP continued to increase its votes in the 2015 local bodies elections by securing 28,000 votes from the Thiruvalla assembly segment which will witness three-cornered contest in 2016 assembly elections. The seat will be contested by Bharat Dharma Jana Sena, an alliance partner of the BJP.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|ADV.MATHEW T THOMAS||JD(S)||Won
|JOSEPH M PUTHUSSERY||KC(M)||51398|
|AKKERAMAN KALIDASAN BHATTATHIRIPAD||BDJS||31439|
|ADV.SIMI M JACOB||SDPI||444|
|CHERIAN M V||IND||366|
Mathew T. Thomas is the sitting MLA of Thiruvalla assembly seat which he won on behalf of JD (S) by defeating his nearest rival Victor T Thomas of Kerala Congress (M) by a margin of 10767 votes in 2011 in a bipolar contest. In that election, while Mathew T. Thomas polled 63289 votes, Kerala Congress (M) candidate received 52522 votes and was followed by BJP’s Rajan Moolaveettil who got 7656 votes.
Located in the Central Travancore, Thiruvalla in the Pathanamthitta district is home to parts of Kalloppara Assembly segment.
Thiruvalla is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the parliamentary seat of Pathanamthitta. Kanjirappally, Poonjar, Konni, Ranni, Aranmula and Adoor are the other six constituencies within the Pathanamthitta.
In the 2011 election to Thiruvalla assembly constituency, which has more female voters than males ones, there were a total electorate of 193874. Of them 90720 were males and 103154 were females.