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Quick facts - Kerala Legislative Assembly Election 2016

Parliamentary Constituencies20
Assembly Constituencies140
Ruling PartyCPM
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress
Chief MinisterPinarayi Vijayan
GovernorP. Sathasivam
Chief Electoral OfficerE. K. Majhi
AddressElection Department, Kerala Legislative Complex Vikas Bhavan P.O., Thiruvananthapuram 695 033

Kerala Assembly By-Election Result 2017- Vengara Constituency

Candidate NameParty NameVotesSatus
K.N.A KhaderIndian Union Muslim League65227Winner
P.P BasheerCommunist Party of India (Marxist)41917Runner Up
K.C NaseerSocial Democratic Party of India86482nd Runner Up

Malappuram Parliamentary Constituency Bye Election Result 2017

Candidate NameParty NameVotes% of Votes Polled
P.K KUNHALIKUTTYIndian Union Muslim League51533055.10
ADV. M.B. FAISALCommunist Party of India (Marxist)34430736.81
ADV. N. SREEPRAKASHBharatiya Janata Party656757.02
MUHAMMED FAISALIndependent16980.18
ADV. P.P.A. SAGEERIndependent14690.16
K. SHAJIMONIndependent10270.11
MUHAMMED MUSLIYAR. NIndependent4450.05
None of the AboveNone of the Above40980.44

Kerala Election Results 2016

Pie chart showing party wise 2016 election results for Kerala. Also shown along are 2011 pie chart showing the number of seats won by CPI,CPM,INC,KCM and Others.
Kerala Assembly 2016 Party Wise Results
Kerala Assembly Election Results 2011

Kerala Assembly Elections 2016 Summary

The Kerala Assembly elections were held in single phase on 16 May and results were declared on 19 May 2016. The CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front emerged victorious with 91 seats. Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) was the runner-up with 47 seats. The Kerala state Assembly comprises 140 constituencies. The centrist UDF and leftist LDF are the two main coalitions in the state with power alternating between the two at regular intervals. The UDF won by a narrow margin of four seats in 2011. The LDF clinched power this time with a resounding majority. CPI(M) polit bureau member Pinarayi Vijayan, who represents Dharmadam constituency, is the chief minister elect.

Parties and Alliances

The leftist LDF and the centrist UDF happen to be the two major alliances which have formed government in Kerala from time to time. Besides these two traditional rivals, the BJP has emerged as the third major challenger in the state. Its alliance with the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) and Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) is expected to help the BJP get support from Ezhavas as well as other backward communities.

Administrative structure

The state of Kerala has a unicameral legislature with Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha). Like all other states the state has a parliamentary system of governance. The executive authority lies with the council of ministers headed by the Chief Minister. The Governor who is the titular head of the state is elected by the President of India. The High Court in Ernakulam (near Kochi) is headed by a Chief Justice. Below the High Court are district courts, subdivisional courts, munsifs' (subordinate judicial officers') courts, and munsif-magistrate courts. The state is divided into districts, which are further divided into talukas (subdivisions) and villages.

Issues of the state

The plight of the tribals in Kerala is not known to many. Most of the tribes are far from development and education. The Cholanaikkan, Ernadan, Alar, Adiyar and Paniyar are some of the poorest tribes. Poverty and illiteracy are the factors that keep them poor and unwanted. Tribal children should be encouraged for education. They need proper infrastructural facilities. Many people die because of malnutrition, ignorance and superstitious beliefs. There is a need to provide better health facilities.

The historical legacy of caste and ethnic discrimination is visible in many spheres of Kerala's development process.

Political Parties in Kerala

  • Left Democratic Front (LDF)
  • United Democratic Front (UDF)
  • Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  • Communist Party of India
  • Indian National Congress
  • Indian Union Muslim League
  • Kerala Congress

State Legislative Assembly of Kerala

The Kerala Legislative Assembly is also called the Niyamasabha, which constitutes 140 elected members and one nominated member from the Anglo Indian community. The state of Kerala came into existence in 1956 by the merging of Malabar region,Cochin, and Travancore on the basis of linguistic preferences. On 5 April 1957 the first legislative assembly was formed in Kerala. Initially, the total number of assembly seats was 127, which was later increased to 140 after the formation of Kasargod and Malappuram districts. The current Chief Minister is Oommen Chandy of the UDF and the leader of opposition is V.S. Achuthanandan from the LDF. Check the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Kerala...

Kerala Assembly Election Results:

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List of Chief Ministers of Kerala

The first CM of Kerala was E.M.S. Namboodiripad, who assumed office on 5 April 1957. The incumbent Chief Minister is Pinarayi Vijayan, who took the oath on 25 May 2016. The entire list of CMs of the state, right from its formation, is:
S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Pinarayi VijayanMay 25, 2016Present CPM
2Shri Oommen ChandyMay 18, 2011May 25, 2016INC
3Shri V.S. AchuthanandanMay 18, 2006May 14, 2011CPM
4Shri Oommen ChandyAug 31, 2004May 18, 2006INC
5Shri A. K. AntonyMay 17, 2001Aug 29, 2004INC
6Shri E. K. NayanarMay 20, 1996May 13, 2001CPM
7Shri A. K. AntonyMar 22, 1995May 9, 1996INC
8Shri K. KarunakaranJun 24, 1991Mar 16, 1995INC
9Shri E. K. NayanarMar 26, 1987Jun 17, 1991CPM
10Shri K. KarunakaranMay 24, 1982Mar 25, 1987INC
11Shri K. KarunakaranDec 28, 1981Mar 17, 1982INC
12Shri E. K. NayanarJan 25, 1980Oct 20, 1981CPM
13President's RuleDec 1, 1979Jan 25, 1980 
14Shri C. H. Mohammed KoyaOct 12, 1979Dec 1, 1979MUL
15Shri P. K. Vasudevan NairOct 29, 1978Oct 7, 1979CPI
16Shri A.K. AntonyApr 27, 1977Oct 27, 1978INC
17Shri K. KarunakaranMar 25, 1977Apr 25, 1977INC
18Shri C. Achutha MenonOct 4, 1970Mar 25, 1977CPI
19President's RuleAug 1, 1970Oct 4, 1970 
20Shri C. Achutha MenonNov 1, 1969Aug 1, 1970CPI
21Shri E. M. S. NamboodiripadMar 6, 1967Nov 1, 1969CPM
22President's RuleSep 10, 1964Mar 6, 1967 
23Shri R. SankarSep 26, 1962Sep 10, 1964INC
24Shri Pattom ThanupillaiFeb 22, 1960Sep 26, 1962Praja Socialist Party
25President's RuleJul 31, 1959Feb 22, 1960 
26Shri E. M. S. NamboodiripadApr 5, 1957Jul 31, 1959CPI

List of Governors of Kerala

Burgula Ramakrishna Rao was the first Governor of Kerala, and assumed office on 22 November 1956. There have been 22 Governors till date, the one being Sheila Dixit, who assumed office on 5 March 2014. The complete list of Governors in the state is given below:
S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1P SathasivamSep 5, 2014Present
2Sheila DikshitMar 5, 2013Aug 26, 2014
3Shri Nikhil KumarMar 23, 2013Mar 5, 2014
4Shri Hansraj Bhardwaj (additional charge after death of M.O.H Farook)Jan 26, 2012Mar 22, 2013
5Shri M. O. H. FarookSep 8, 2011Jan 26, 2012
6Shri R. S. GavaiJul 11, 2008Sep 7, 2011
7Shri R. L. BhatiaJun 23, 2004Jul 10, 2008
8Shri T. N. ChaturvediFeb 25, 2004Jun 23, 2004
9Shri Sikander BakhtApr 18, 2002Feb 23, 2004
10Shri Sukhdev Singh KangJan 25, 1997Apr 18, 2002
11Shri Khurshid Alam KhanMay 5, 1996Jan 25, 1997
12Shri P. Shiv ShankarNov 12, 1995May 1, 1996
13Shri B. RachaiahDec 20, 1990Nov 9, 1994
14Shri Swaroop SinghFeb 12, 1990Dec 20, 1990
15Shri Ram Dulari SinhaFeb 23, 1988Feb 12, 1990
16Shri P. RamachandranOct 27, 1982Feb 23, 1988
17Shri Jothi VenkatachalamOct 14, 1977Oct 27, 1982
18Shri N. N. WanchooApr 1, 1973Oct 10, 1977
19Shri V. ViswanathanMay 15, 1967Apr 1, 1973
20Shri Bhagwan SahayFeb 6, 1966May 15, 1967
21Shri Ajith Prasad JainApr 2, 1965Feb 6, 1966
22Shri V. V. GiriJul 1, 1960Apr 2, 1965
23Shri Burgula Ramakrishna RaoNov 22, 1956Jul 1, 1960

Cabinet Ministers of Kerala

Name of MinistersPortfolios
Pinarayi Vijayan (Chief Minister)General AdministrationAll India ServicesPlanning and Economic AffairsScience, Technology and EnvironmentScientific InstitutesPersonnel and Administrative ReformsElectionIntegrationSainik WelfareDistress ReliefState HospitalityAirportsMetro RailInter State River WatersInformation and Public RelationsNon-Resident Keralites AffairsHomeVigilanceAdministration of Civil and Criminal JusticeFire and Rescue ServicesPrisonsPrinting and StationeryYouth Affairs  andSubjects not mentioned elsewhere.
Shri. Prof. C. Raveendra Nath General Education Collegiate Education Technical Education Universities (Except Agricultural, Veterinary, Fisheries and Medical University) Entrance Examinations Literacy Movement National Cadet Corps
Shri. A.K. BalanWelfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes  and Backward Classes
Shri. Kadakampally SurendranElectricity Devaswoms
Shri. T.P. RamakrishnanLabour Employment and Training Rehabilitation Factories and Boilers, Insurance Medical Service, Industrial Tribunals, Excise, Labour Courts.
Smt. J. Mercykutty AmmaFisheries, Harbour Engineering, Cashew Industry, Fisheries University
Shri. E.P. JayarajanIndustries (including Industrial Co-operatives), Commerce, Mining and Geology, Handloom and Textiles, Khadi and Village Industries, Sports
Shri. G. SudhakaranPublic Works, Registration, Post and Telegraphs, Railways
Smt. K.K. Shylaja TeacherHealth, Family Welfare, Medical Education, Indigenous Medicine, Medical University, Drugs Control, Pollution Control, Homoeopathy, Naturopathy, Social Justice
Shri. A.C. MoideenCo-operation, Tourism
Shri. Dr. T.M. Thomas IsaacFinance, National Savings, Stores Purchase, Commercial Taxes , Agricultural Income Tax, Treasuries, Lotteries, State Audit, Kerala Financial Corporation, KSFE, State Insurance, Stamps And Stamp Duties, Coir
Shri. K.T. JaleelPanchayats, Municipalities and Corporations, Rural Development, Town planning, Regional Development Authorities, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Welfare of Minorities, Wakf and Haj Pilgrimage
Shri. E. ChandrasekharanLand Revenue, Survey and Land Records, Land Reforms, Housing
Shri.  V.S. SunilkumarAgriculture, Soil Survey & soil Conservation, Agricultural university, Warehousing Corporation, Veterinary university
Shri. P. ThilothamanFood and Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs, Legal Metrology
Shri. Adv. K. RajuForests, Wildlife Protection, Animal husbandry, Dairy Development, Milk- Co-operatives, Zoos
Shri. Adv. Mathew T ThomasIrrigation, Command Area Development Authority, Ground Water Development, Water Supply and Sanitation, Inland Navigation (Construction of Waterways), Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation
Shri. A.K. SaseendranRoad Transport, Motor Vehicles, Water Transport
Shri. Ramachandran KadannappallyPorts, Museums, Archaeology

Rajya Sabha Members from Kerala

P V Abdul WahabIndian Union Muslim LeagueApr 22, 2015 - Apr 21, 2021
A K AntonyIndian National CongressApr 3, 2010 - Apr 2, 2016
C.P. NarayananCommunist Party of India (Marxist)Jul 2, 2012 - Jul 1, 2018
P.J. KurienIndian National CongressJul 2, 2012 - Jul 1, 2018
K.N. BalagopalCommunist Party of India (Marxist)Apr 3, 2010 - Apr 2, 2016
K.K. RageshCommunist Party of India (Marxist)Apr 22, 2015 - Apr 21, 2021
Joy AbrahamKerala Congress (M)Jul 2, 2012 - Jul 1, 2018
Vayalar RaviIndian National CongressApr 22, 2015 - Apr 21, 2021
Dr. T.N. SeemaCommunist Party of India (Marxist)Apr 3, 2010 - Apr 2, 2016

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Kerala

E. K. Majhi
The Chief Electoral Officer of Kerala Election Department Kerala Legislative Complex, Vikas Bhavan P.O. Thiruvananthapuram -695033
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Kerala Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

Indian National Congress (INC) continued to gather maximum number of seats in Kerala once again.

The state of Kerala has 20 seats in the Lok Sabha, out of which eight seats are won by the INC followed by Communist Party of India (Marxist) who bagged five seats. Established in 1956, Kerala has approximately 2,37,92,270 voters. The government of the state is headquartered in Thiruvananthapuram and is headed by the present Chief Minister Oommen Chandy under the Indian National Congress' (INC) alliance. The Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) are the major political fronts in the state and Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)), INC, Indian Union Muslim League are other important political parties in the state. INC won the maximum Lok Sabha seats in the last elections in the year 2009. The LDF and INC had the chance to win maximum seats according to the surveys and the exit polls which were held in relation to the Lok Sabha polls.

Kerala, a state in south west region of India, along th Malabar coast. The state was established in November 1956, by combining the Malyali speaking regions.

There are 20 parliamentary seats in Kerala. As per latest available electoral data, there are 2,37,92,270 voters in Kerala, among which 1,14,42,925 are male and 1,23,49,345 are female. One of the notable facts about voters in Kerala is the massive numbers of NRI electors. About 97% of the total number of NRIs who enrolled for the 2014 general election are from Kerala itself, making the number 11,488.

Last Updated on January 18, 2019