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.
Palakkad is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The Palakkad constituency is politically prominent as it has remained a vote-bank of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) since the years of its growth, although the Congress won some of the general elections. The Palakkad Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 8) consists of 1,074,818 number of electorates in totality, of these 520,104 are males and 554,714 are females as the Election commission of India 2009 data suggests. It is situated within the geographic limits of the Palakkad district, of which the coastal town of Palakkad (or Palghat) is the administrative headquarters.
With a population of 2,810,892 (2011 data), Palakkad is known for being a district with extremely high literacy rate. Some of the best educational institutions are found here. Nonetheless, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj attributed the status of ‘economic backwardness’ to the district of Palakkad; it is thus being funded by special economic packages such as the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme. N. N. Krishnadas is the most popular political leader in this constituency, representing the CPIM as an MP four terms in a row. Out of the seven assembly segments which comprise Palakkad, Kongad is reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes.
Palakkad Lok Sabha Election Results 2019
|Candidate||Party||Total Votes||% of Votes||Status
|V K Sreekandan||Indian National Congress||399274||38.83||Winner|
|M B Rajesh||Communist Party Of India (Marxist)||387637||37.7||1st Runner-up|
|Krishnakumar C||Bharatiya Janata Party||218556||21.26||2nd Runner-up|
|NOTA||None Of The Above||6665||0.65||3rd Runner-up|
|Thulaseedharan Pallickal||Social Democratic Party Of India||5749||0.56||4th Runner-up|
|C Chandran||Independent||2624||0.26||5th Runner-up|
|Hari Arumbil||Bahujan Samaj Party||2408||0.23||6th Runner-up|
|Rajesh Palolam||Independent||2234||0.22||7th Runner-up|
|Rajesh S/O Mani||Independent||2128||0.21||8th Runner-up|
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Palakkad Parliamentary Constituency.
The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Palakkad 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 Palakkad constituency is Shri M. B. Rajesh of CPM.
|Year||PC No.||PC Name||Category||Winner||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Vote
|2014||8||Palakkad||GEN||M B Rajesh ||M ||CPM ||412897 ||M P Veerendrakumar ||M ||SJ(D) ||307597|
|2009||8||Palakkad||GEN||M. B. Rajesh||M||CPM||338070||Satheesan Pacheni||M||INC||336250|
|2004||7||Palghat||GEN||N. N. Krishnadas||M||CPM||375144||V S Vijaya Raghavan||M||INC||276986|
|1998||7||Palghat||GEN||N.N. Krishnadas||M||CPM||345963||V.S. Vijayaraghavan||M||INC||320941|
|1996||7||Palghat||GEN||N N Krishnadas||M||CPM||343264||V S Vijayaraghavan||M||INC||319841|
|1991||7||Palghat||GEN||V.S. Vijayaraghavan||M||INC||334913||A. Vijayaraghavan||M||CPM||319145|
|1989||7||Palghat||GEN||A. Vijayaraghavan||M||CPM||348401||V. S. Vijayaraghavan||M||INC||347115|
|1984||7||Palghat||GEN||V. S. Vijayaraghavan||M||INC||287170||T. Sivadasa Menon||M||CPM||249017|
|1980||7||Palghat||GEN||V.S. Vijaya Raghavan||M||INC(I)||204355||T. Sivadasa Menon||M||CPM||192267|
|1977||7||Palghat||GEN||A. Sunnasahib||M||INC||207604||T. Sivadasa Menon||M||CPM||192733|
|1971||7||Palghat||GEN||A. K. Gopalan||M||CPM||191089||T. C. Govindan||M||IND||138823|
|1967||7||Palghat||GEN||E. K. Nayanar||M||CPM||158230||C. S. Devan ||M||INC||90872|
|1962||6||Palghat||(SC)||Kunhan Patinjara Veetilpadi||M||CPI||131688||V. Eacharan ||M||INC||59353|
|1957||11||Palghat||(SC)||Kunhan P.||M||CPI||233807||Damodaran K||M||CPI||185662|
|1957||11||Palghat||(SC)||Eacharan V. Iyyani||M||INC||186594||Vasu Menon, P|| ||INC||142053|
List of Assembly Constituencies in Palakkad Parliamentary Constituency
The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Palakkad parliamentary constituency.
Last Updated on July 04, 2020