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Government of India
Election Commission
22 APR 2019 2:28PM by PIB Delhi
General Elections 2019 for Kerala to be held in the third phase tomorrow on April 23rd, 2019

The State of Kerala will go to the polls tomorrow in Phase 03 of the ongoing General Elections, on April 23rd 2019. All 20 Parliamentary constituencies in the state are scheduled to go to polls in a single phase. The State has a total electorate of  2,61,51,534 out of which 1,26,84,839 are male electors, 1,34,66,521 are female electors and 174 belong to third gender category. There are 24,970 polling stations set up in the state.

There are a total of 227 candidates ( out of which 25 are women) in the fray.

Political party wise distribution of contesting candidates for the forthcoming polls in Kerala.

No. of Parliamentary Constituencies

20 (Single phase)

Total :20

Contesting Party details:

Party

No. of Contesting Candidates

 

BJP

15

INC

16

CPI (M)

14

CPI

4

BSP

16

IUML

2

Kerala Congress (M)

1

RSP

1

Independents

111

others

47

No. of candidates

Total:227

 

Women candidates: 25

 

The seats won by the political parties which participated in the General Elections in 2014 and their vote shares in the state of Kerala are given below:

 

No of Parliamentary Constituencies

Total: 20                       SC:2                                   ST:0

 

 

Contested Party Details

Main Parties

Seat Won in 2014

Percentage of Votes polled in 2014

Indian National Congress (INC)

8

31%

Communist Party of India -CPI(M)

5

22%

Indian Union Muslim League (IUML)

2

5%

Communist Party of India (CPI)

1

8%

Kerala Congress (M)

1

2%

Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP)

1

2%

Independents

2 (Independent candidates with the support of Left parties)

12% (Total 123 Independent candidates)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

0

10%

SJD

0

2%

JD(s)

0

2%

SDPI

0

2%

AAP

0

1%

 

 

Seats won by parties in SC constituencies in General Election 2014

S.No.

Constituency

Category

Winner

Social Category

Party

1

Alathur

SC

P.K.Biju

SC

CPI (M)

2

Mavelikkara

SC

Kodikunnil Suresh

SC

INC

Interesting titbits :  Kerala

The first time EVMs were used in the country, was in 70 –Parur AC in Kerala during bye-elections in 1982-83 on 19th May, 1982.

 

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