Thrissur Assembly Election 2016

Current Trend

Though the Thrissur is being represented by the Congress MLA Therambil Ramakrishnan in the Kerala assembly for the last five successive terms, the LDF edged past the UDF by a thin margin of 103 votes in the 2015 local bodies elections. While the LDF polled 63,955 votes, the UDF got 63,852 votes. The BJP also became a force to reckon with by garnering 31,505 votes. The resentment of the Catholic Sabha can dent the prospects of the UDF.

Thrissur Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
V S SUNILKUMAR CPI Won
53664
PADMAJA VENUGOPAL INC 46677
ADV. B GOPALAKRISHNAN BJP 24748
NOTA NOTA 1128
DR. ANTONY J MALIAKKAL IND 256
UNNIKRISHNAN P S SP 226
RAJI PDP 154
S T PARAMASIVAN IND 153
PRADEEPAN M SUCI(C) 111
SANTHAKUMARI K V IGP 74

Electoral History and Background

Thrissur is currently held by Therambil Ramakrishnan who won the seat fifth time in a row in 2011 by defeating his nearest CPI rival P. Balachandran by a majority of 16169 votes in a bipolar contest. While 59991 votes were polled in favour of Therambil Ramakrishnan, the CPI nominee secured 43822 votes. Ravi Kumar Uppath, who entered the contest on the ticket of BJP, was relegated to the third place with 6697 votes.

Earlier Therambil Ramakrishnan had won the Thrissur seat in 1982, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. While his first win came as a candidate of NDP (National Democratic Party), the rest of his victories ware achieved as a nominee of the Congress.

Famous political figures A.R. Menon and Joseph Mundassery have won the seat in 1957 and 1970 respectively.

Thrissur assembly constituency, which has a sizeable population of Christians, is one of the seven assembly segments the combination of which goes on to create the Lok Sabha constituency of the same name in the state of Kerala. Ollur, Manalur, Guruvayur, Thrissur, Nattika, Irinjalakuda and Pudukkad are the other six assembly segments located within Thrissur Lok Sabha constituency.

In the 2011 assembly election to Thrissur, the constituency had a total electorate of 161886. Of them 76453 were males and 85433 were female voters.

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