Thiruvananthapuram assembly seat is all set for a triangular fight in 2016 assembly polls. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls the BJP polled 40,835 votes against the UDF’s 39,027 votes and LDF‘s 27,385 in this assembly segment. While cricketer Sreesanth has been roped in by the BJP to contest the seat in 2016 assembly elections, Antony Raju of Janadhipatya Kerala Congress is the nominee of Left Democratic Front (LDF). The United Democratic Front (UDF) has once again shown confidence in its sitting Congress MLA V.S.Sivakumar.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|DR. BIJU RAMESH||AIADMK||5762|
|ANTONY RAJU NEW COLONY||IND||424|
|SIVAKUMAR RAVEENDRAN NAIR||IND||208|
Currently Thiruvananthapuram central assembly constituency is held by the Congress’s V.S.Sivakumar who won the seat in 2011 by defeating V.Surendran Pillai of the KC(AMG) by a margin of 5352 votes. In the maiden election to the seat, while V.S.Sivakumar, currently the Health Minister in UDF government, polled 49122 votes, V.Surendran Pillai received 43770 votes and was followed by BJP’s B.K.Shekhar who got 11519 votes.
Thiruvananthapuram is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the parliamentary seat of the same name in Kerala. Nemom, Kazhakuttom, Vattiyurkavu, Kovalam, Neyyattinkara and Parassala are the other six assembly segments within Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha.
Thiruvananthapuram assembly constituency is formed by the areas covered by Wards No.26 to 30, 40 to 47, 59, 60, 69 to 75, 77, 78 & 80 of Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation. The constituency came into being in 2011 due to the partial merger of the Thiruvananthapuram west and East assembly constituencies.
Thiruvananthapuram is one of the few assembly constituencies in Kerala where men voters outnumber the women voters. There are 190882 registered voters in the constituency. Among them 98409 are men and 92473 women.