The BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate for Thiruvananthapuram, O. Rajagopal, had secured 36.38 per cent votes in the Vattiyoorkavu assembly constituency in the last general Lok Sabha polls in 2014, a significant rise from 11.98 per cent in 2011. Vattiyoorkavu is other of the two assembly constituencies where BJP fancies a chance of opening an account in the Kerala assembly. Needless to say, the party has shown its intention by fielding its State president Kummanam Rajasekharan Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] had nominated T.N. Seema. Tough contest among the three fronts is in the offing.
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Currently represented by K. Muraleedharan, Vattiyoorkavu was won by him on behalf of the Congress in 2011 by defeating his nearest independent rival Cheriyan Philip by a comfortable margin of 16167 votes. While 56531 votes were polled in favour of K. Muraleedharan, Cheriyan Philip, who was backed by LDF, received 40364 votes and was followed by BJP’s V.V. Rajesh who got 13494 votes.
The prestigious Vattiyoorkavu assembly constituency is formed by the areas covered by wards 13, 15 to 25, 31-36 of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation as well as gram panahcyats of Kudappanakunnu and Vattiyoorkavu.
Vattiyoorkavu is one of the seven assembly segments falling under the parliamentary seat of Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram, Kazhakuttom, Nemom, Kovalam, Neyyattinkara and Parassala are the other six assembly segments within Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha
Vattiyoorkavu assembly constituency has more female voters than males. According to the latest estimates by the Election Commission of India, Vattiyoorkavu has a total electorate of 190827. Out of the total electors, 91140 are male voters and 99687 are women.