The election to the Kattakkada Assembly constituency, which falls within the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, might be held on 6 April and outcomes might be out on 2 May
Kattakkada Assembly Election 2021 | Kattakkada is an Assembly constituency within the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. It falls beneath the Attingal Parliamentary constituency. The election to the state might be held on 6 April and outcomes might be out on 2 May.
IB Satheesh of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) is the sitting MLA of this constituency, whereas Congress’ Adoor Prakash is the present MP from the Lok Sabha seat.
Past election and outcomes
Kattakkada is comparatively a brand new seat which got here into existence after the 2008 Delimitation train. The seat is presently represented by IB Satheesh of the CP(M), who defeated Congress’ N Sakthan, speaker of the 13th Kerala Legislative Assembly by a margin of 849 votes within the 2016 Assembly Elections.
In the 2011 polls, Sakthan had bagged the seat with 44.63 p.c of the entire votes polled. His nearest rival was MV Jayadali, an Independent, received over 33 p.c votes within the ballot.
Elections in Kerala have historically been a contest between the UDF and the LDF with energy swinging between the 2 teams.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the Congress-led UDF had gained 19 out of the state’s 20 Lok Sabha seats banking on incumbency in opposition to the ruling LDF. However, repeating an identical feat within the Assembly polls goes to be an uphill job for the UDF.
The LDF has not solely managed to beat anti-incumbency within the 2020 native physique polls, but additionally managed to make inroads into UDF vote-banks, notably in Thrissur, Ernakulam, and Kottayam districts.
The NDA, which is rising as a 3rd entrance in Kerala, might be hoping to extend its tally within the Assembly polls. However, on condition that the BJP-led NDA did not meet the expectations within the 2020 native physique polls regardless of making good points, its capacity to affect both the UDF’s or LDF’s prospects within the Assembly election stays unclear.
In the native physique polls, nonetheless, the folks have proven a transparent desire in the direction of the CPM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF). Since 1979, solely as soon as, in 2010, has the United Democratic Front (UDF) upset the apple cart.
Total electors, voter turnout, inhabitants
Electors: According to the Election Commission of India, the entire variety of registered electors within the state is 2,67,31,509, together with 1,29,52,025 male, 1,37,79,263 feminine and 211 third gender voters.
In the district of Thiruvananthapuram alone, there are 27,69,272 voters of which 13,15,905 are male and 14,53,310 are feminine. There are 57 third-gender voters within the district.
Voter Turnout: The total voter turnout throughout the 2016 Assembly election was 77.35 p.c. The proportion voter turnout of girls voters excluding the postal poll was 75.97 p.c and that of males voters excluding postal poll was 78.14 p.c. At least 76.57 p.c of registered voters had come out to vote within the Kattakkada Assembly.
Population and demography: Total inhabitants of Thiruvananthapuram district is 3,301,427 as per census 2011. Hinduism constitutes 66.46 p.c of Thiruvananthapuram inhabitants. Muslims are in minority in Thiruvananthapuram district, forming 13.72 p.c of the entire inhabitants right here.
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