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Wayanad General Lok Sabha Elections 2019

In 2009 Election Results the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.

In 2014 Election Results the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election , armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.

A Congress stronghold, the Lok Sabha constituency of Wayanad is a recently-formed parliamentary seat in the Indian state of Kerala (2008). The total number of electorates in the Wayanad Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 4) according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports are
1,102,097 of which 543,764 are males and 558,333 are females. It is situated in the Wayanad district, which lies in the northeastern parts of Kerala and houses various tribal groups of the state. With a population of 816,558, as per the 2011 Census, the Wayanad district is the least populated region in Kerala.

Economically, the Wayanad district is dependent primarily on agriculture, which constitutes the bulk of the economy. Besides rice, which is an important crop grown in the district, others are oranges, pepper, cocoa, vanilla and tea. This district has not witnessed any major urbanisation owing to a relatively heavy tribal presence, and thus remains one of the poorest districts in the state. This constituency of Wayanad has been enlisted as one of the 250 economically backward districts of the country. Thus, the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme of the government sustains the economic needs of this district. Out of the seven Vidhan Sabha segments which constitute this parliamentary constituency of Wayanad, Mananthavady, Wandoor and Sultan Bathery are reserved for candidates belonging to the marginalised sections of the society.

List of winner/current and runner up MPs Wayanad Parliamentary Constituency.

The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Wayanad parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Wayanad constituency is Shri M. I. Shanavas of INC.

YearPC No.PC NameCategoryWinnerGenderPartyVoteRunner UpGenderPartyVote
20144WayanadGENM I Shanavas M INC 377035 Sathyan Mokeri M CPI 356165
20094WayanadGENShanavas,Shri M. I. MINC410703Advocate M. RahmathullaMCPI257264

Facts about current sitting MP of Wayanad Constituency

Name of MP Shri M. I. Shanavas
Age 67
Nature of Membership Elected
Term May, 2014 to In office
Political Party Indian National Congress
Gender Male
Educational Qualification M.A. (English), LL.B.
Activities of Shri M. I. Shanavas in 16th Lok Sabha
Debates participated 34
Private member bills passed 0
Questions asked 207
Attendance N/A

Note:Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 Feb 2018.

List of Assembly Constituencies in Wayanad Parliamentary Constituency

The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Wayanad parliamentary constituency.

Names of Assembly Constituencies
Mananthavady (ST) Sulthan Bathery (ST) Kalpetta
Thiruvambady Eranad Nilambur
Wandoor (SC)  

Last Updated on June 14, 2019