The IUML, a constituent of Congress-led UDF, has received each election from Kasaragod Assembly constituency since 1980
Kasaragod Assembly Election 2020 | Kasaragod is an Assembly constituency within the Kasaragod district of Kerala. It falls beneath the Kasaragod Parliamentary constituency.
The present MLA is NA Nellikkunnu of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a constituent of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF). The IUML chief had received the seat in 2016.
Nellikkunnu was on the forefront of criticising the LDF govt over coronavirus restrictions in early March 2020 and the dearth of medical infrastructure within the district.As per stories, he was one of many two Kerala MLAs who went into quarantine after coming involved with a UAE-returnee who had examined optimistic for COVID-19 in March. He, nonetheless, examined unfavourable for the virus. In the previous, the Kasaragod MLA has additionally been accused of interfering with immigration services on the Mangalore airport.
None of the political events have introduced their candidates but.
Past election outcomes and winners
Kasaragod Assembly constituency is a UDF stronghold with IUML profitable each election on the seat because the 1980 Assembly elections. The BJP, the primary challenger has been attempting to wrest management of the seat for over three a long time however has been unsuccessful, rising as a runner-up within the final 2016 Assembly election as nicely.
IUML, which is a part of the UDF, had received the Kasaragod Assembly within the 2016 Assembly polls with social gathering candidate Nellikkunnu receiving 64,727 votes (44.7 % of the overall polled votes).
He had defeated BJP’s Ravisha Thantri Kuntar within the election. Kuntar, nonetheless, had obtained a sizeable 56,120 votes (38.77 %). Indian National League’s Dr AA Ameen was positioned third with 21,615 votes.
In the 2011 election, Nellikkunnu had received the seat as nicely, receiving 53,068 votes. He had defeated BJP’s Jayalakshmi N Bhat, who obtained 43,330 votes.
In 2006, the seat was received by IUML’s CT Ahammed Ali who had received the seat for the seventh time with out dropping even as soon as because the 1980Assembly election. Ali had defeated BJP’s V Ravindran with over 10,000 votes.
However, of the seven Assembly segments which can be a part of the Kasaragod Parliamentary constituency, 5 are with the CPM-led LDF (4 with CPM, and one with CPI) whereas IUML, a constituent of the Congress-led UDF, is the second-largest social gathering, profitable the remaining two seats (Kasaragod and Manjeshwaram) within the final Assembly polls.
BJP did not win any of the seven Assembly segments which can be a part of the Kasaragod Parliamentary constituency in 2016.
Total electors, voter turnout, inhabitants
As per the 2005 delimitation train, Kasaragod Assembly constituency consists of Kasaragod Municipality and Badiadka, Bellur, Chengala, Karadka, Kumbdaje, Madhur and Mogral Puthur Panchayats in Kasaragod Taluk.
Voter turnout: The voter turnout within the 2016 Kasaragod Assembly Election was 76.62 %. The Kasaragod Assembly constituency has 190 polling stations as per the latest data from the Kerala Election Commission web site.
Electors: As per the electorate data for 2020, Kasaragod district has 10,16,193 voters of whom, 4,97,130 are male and 5,19,062 feminine. There is one transgender voter registered within the district.
According to the Election Commission of India, Kerala has 2,62,57,121 electors, of whom 1,26,16,789 are male, 1,34,95,097 feminine and 149 third gender voters. The state additionally has 89,213 abroad voters, who shall be allowed to vote by way of postal ballots just lately cleared by the Election Commission.
The 2021 Kerala Assembly election is the primary time abroad electors from the state will have the ability to solid their ballots from overseas. The majority of the abroad voters are male (83,624), adopted by ladies (5,577) and 12 third gender voters. There are a complete of 55,873 service voters, of whom 53,428 are male and a pair of,445 feminine.
Population: As per Census 2011, of Kerala’s 3.34 crore inhabitants, 54.73 % are followers of Hinduism, adopted by 26.56 % followers of Islam and 18.38 % Christians. Hinduism is the foremost faith in 13 of the state’s 14 districts.
Malappuram is the one district in Kerala the place Islam is the foremost faith with 70.24 % of the district’s whole inhabitants following the faith.
The state has a tiny inhabitants which follows Jainism (0.01 %), Sikhism (0.01 %), Buddhism (0.01 %) and 0.02 % (different religions). Nearly 0.26 % within the state did not state their faith in the course of the 2011 Census.
Election date and timing
The Kerala Assembly/Niyama Sabha polls is more likely to be held in April-May 2021 together with Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry.
The Kerala Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) has a complete variety of 140 seats, of which, 14 seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes and two seats are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes.
The outgoing Assembly has eight feminine MLAs and the remaining 132 are male MLAs. The incumbent Kerala Niyamasabha will expire on 1 June, 2021.
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 received 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 process for the UDF.
The LDF has not solely managed to beat anti-incumbency within the 2020 native physique polls but in addition managed to make inroads into UDF votebanks, notably in Thrissur, Ernakulam, and Kottayam districts.
The NDA, which is rising as a 3rd entrance in Kerala, shall 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 potential to impression both the UDF’s or LDF’s prospects within the Assembly election stays unclear.
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