A bastion of the CPI (M) for over two decades, Thrithala had elected V.T. Balram of Congress in 2011. Balram’s popularity has put the party on a good wicket in the constituency. The Left Democratic Front (LDF) has done well in the assembly segment in 2014 Lok Sabha polls as well as local bodies election in 2015. The BJP is also a force to reckon with in the constituency. In all likelihood, the constituency is likely to witness a triangular contest among LDF, UDF and BJP.
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Subaida Isahaque of the CPIM is in the fray on behalf of the LDF.
Thrithala assembly constituency is currently held by the Congress’s V.T. Balram who won the seat in 2011 by defeating his nearest CPIM rival P Mammikutty by a margin of 3197 votes. While 57848 votes were polled in favour of V.T. Balram, the CPIM member received 54651 votes and was followed by BJP’s V. Ramankutty who secured 5899 votes.
Sharing its border with Malappuram district, Thrithala was made an unreserved constituency in 2011. Before that it was reserved for candidates belonging to scheduled castes. It is one of the seven assembly segments the combination of which goes on to create the Lok Sabha constituency of the same name in Kerala. Tanur, Tirur, Tirurangadi, Tavanur, Kottakkal and Ponnani are the other six within the Ponnani parliamentary constituency.
In the 2011 election to Thrithala assembly constituency, which has more female voters than males ones, there were a total electorate of 155638. Of them 74055 were males and 81583 were females.