The voter turnout within the UDF stronghold was 80.45 p.c in 2016. The CPM has received each election from the seat since 1991
Udma Assembly Election 2021 | Udma is an Assembly constituency within the Kasaragod district of Kerala. It falls beneath the Kasaragod Parliamentary constituency. The present MLA is Ok Kunhiraman of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the primary constituent of the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF).
The CPM chief had received the seat in 2016 with a margin of three,832 votes defeating his nearest opponent Ok Sudhakaran of the Congress.
A farmer by occupation, Kunhiraman has been just lately in information over allegations of bogus voting in the course of the just lately concluded native physique polls within the state. According to a report in Mathrubhumi, a polling officer had complained to the State Election Commission (SEC) just lately that Kunhiraman had threatened him for verifying the credentials of voters.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan had defended the 72-year-old CPM district chief following the allegations.
Past election outcomes and winners
Udma Assembly constituency is a UDF stronghold with CPM profitable each election from the constituency because the 1991 Kerala Assembly election. Incumbent MLA Kunhiraman first received the Udma Assembly seat in 2001 and has retained it since then.
The Congress, which has received the seat solely as soon as within the 1987 Assembly election (KP Kunhikannan had defeated CPM’s Purushothaman Ok by 7,845 votes), has emerged as the primary challenger since then. However, the occasion has did not wrest management of the seat from CPM.
In 2001, Kunhiraman had received the seat by defeating Congress’ Advocate CK Sreedharan by over 9,000 votes. He received the seat once more in 2006 defeating Congress’ P Gangadharan Nair with a whopping margin of over 27,000 votes.
Kunhiraman retained the seat within the 2011 election although Congress introduced Sreedharan again within the fray. The win margin, nevertheless, was simply over 10,000 within the 2011 election.
In the 2016 election, Kunhiraman obtained 70,679, defeating Congress’ Ok Sudhakaran. The win margin, nevertheless, fell down to three,832 votes.
Total electors, voter turnout, inhabitants
Voter turnout: The voter turnout within the 2016 Udma Assembly Election was 80.45 p.c, the third-highest within the seven Assembly segments that kind the Kasaragod Parliamentary constituency. The Udma Assembly constituency has 198 polling stations as per the latest data from the Kerala Election Commission web site.
Electors: As per the electorate data for 2020, Kasaragod district (contains Kasargod, Udma, Kanhangad, Trikaripur, and Manjeshwar Assembly segments) has 10,16,193 voters of whom, 4,97,130 are male and 5,19,062 feminine. There is one third gender 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 can 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 be capable of forged their ballots from overseas. 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 the 2005 delimitation train, Udma Assembly constituency contains Bedadka, Chemnad, Delampady, Kuttikole and Muliyar Panchayats in Kasaragod Taluk and Pallikere, Pullur-Periya and Udma Panchayats in Hosdurg Taluk.
As per Census 2011, of Kerala’s 3.34 crore inhabitants, 54.73 p.c are followers of Hinduism, adopted by 26.56 p.c followers of Islam and 18.38 p.c 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 p.c of the district’s whole inhabitants following the faith.
The state has a tiny inhabitants that follows Jainism (0.01 p.c), Sikhism (0.01 p.c), Buddhism (0.01 p.c) and 0.02 p.c (different religions). Nearly 0.26 p.c 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 relaxation 132 are male MLAs. The incumbent Kerala Niyamasabha will expire on 1 June, 2021.
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