1970 Kerala Legislative Assembly election

Elections were held on 17 September 1970 to elect members of the fourth Niyamasabha. The United Front, led by CPI, IUML, RSP, and with the external support from INC, won plurality of seats and formed the government, with C. Achutha Menon as the Chief Minister.

1970 Kerala Legislative Assembly election

← 1967 1970 September 17 1977 →

All 133 seats in the Kerala Legislative Assembly
67 seats needed for a majority
Turnout75.29% (Decrease 0.38%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Karunakaran Kannoth.jpg E. M. S. Namboodiripad.jpg C. Achutha Menon.jpg
Leader K. Karunakaran E. M. S. Namboodiripad C. Achutha Menon
Party INC CPI (M) CPI
Alliance ext. support to United Front CPIM+ United Front
Leader's seat Mala Pattambi Kodakara
Seats won 30 29 16
Seat change Increase 21 Decrease 23 Decrease 3

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Kerala, India
Kerala, one of the states in South India, has an electorate of more than 21 million people.

Chief Minister before election

C. Achutha Menon
CPI

Chief Minister

C. Achutha Menon
CPI

ResultsEdit

Party Wise ResultsEdit

Party Wise Results
Party Seats
Communist Party of India (CPI) 16
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) 29
Indian National Congress (INC) 30
Independent (IND) 16
ISP 3
Kerala Congress (KEC) 12
Kerala Socialist Party (KSP) 1
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) 11
Praja Socialist Party (PSP) 3
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) 6
SOP 6
Total 133

Constituency Wise ResultsEdit

Detailed constituency-wise Results[1][2]
Sl No. Constituency Name Category Winner Candidates Name Gender Party Vote Runner-up Candidates Name Gender Party vote
1 Manjeshwar GEN M. Ramappa M CPI 18686 U. P. Kunikullaya M IND 17491
2 Kasaragod GEN B. M. Abdul Rahiman M IND 27113 K. P. Ballakuraya M IND 18736
3 Hosdrug GEN N. K. Balakrishnan M PSP 29568 K. V. Mohanlal M SOP 22224
4 Nileswar GEN V. V. Kunhambu M CPM 34719 A. P. Abdulla M MUL 29348
5 Edakkad GEN N. Ramakrishnan M INC 31199 C. Kannan M CPM 27559
6 Cannanore GEN N. K. Kumaram M IND 33544 E. Ahammed M MUL 30543
7 Madayi GEN M. V. Raghavan M CPM 31932 P. Sreedharan M INC 24151
Bye Polls in 1970 Madayi GEN J.Manjuran M ASP 30898 K.Raghavan M IND 26896
8 Payyannur GEN A. V. Kunhambu M CPM 32499 V. P. Narayana Poduval M INC 24878
9 Taliparamba GEN C. P. Govindan Nambiar M INC 31435 K. P. Raghava Podvval M CPM 30526
10 Irikkur GEN A. Kunhikannan M CPM 28766 T. Lohithakshan M RSP 27098
11 Kuthuparamba GEN Pinarayi Vijayan M CPM 28281 Thayath Raghavan M PSP 27538
12 Tellicherry GEN N. E. Balaram M CPI 28171 T. Kunhanandan M IND 26711
13 Peringalam GEN Soopi K. M. M ISP 34003 V. Ashokan M INC 25559
14 North Wynad (ST) M. V. Rajan M INC 26301 M. Kariyan M IND 15888
15 Badagara GEN M. Krishnan M ISP 31716 P. Raghavan Nair M INC 29407
16 Nadapuram GEN M. Kumaran Master M CPI 34761 E. V. Kumaran M CPM 30559
17 Meppayur GEN A. V. Abdurahiman M MUL 30759 M. K. Kelu M CPM 28408
18 Quilandy GEN E. Narayanan Nair M INC 37023 P. K. Appajair M ISP 33386
19 Perambra GEN K.G. Adyosi M INC 35383 V. V. Dakshinamorthy M CPM 31304
20 Balusseri GEN A. C. Shanamkhadas M INC 30896 P. K. Sankarankutty M SOP 29699
21 Kunnamangalam GEN P. V. S. M. Pookoya Thangal M MUL 35599 Kutty Krishan Nairir M ISP 23945
22 Kalpetta GEN P. Cyriac John M INC 29950 K. K. Aboo M SOP 19509
23 South Wynad (ST) K. Raghavan Master M INC 28337 M. Ramunni M SOP 16123
24 Calicut- I GEN P. V. Sankana Narayanan M INC 30416 Thay T. Sankaran M IND 26619
25 Calicut- II GEN Kalpally Madhava Menon M IND 29946 P. M. Aboobackar M MUL 26803
26 Beypore GEN K. Chathunni Master M CPM 30260 P. K. Ummar Khan M MUL 27945
27 Tirurangadi GEN K. Avukadarkutty Naha M MUL 32608 Kunhalikutty Alias M IND 31893
28 Tanur GEN Sayed Ummer Bhafaki M MUL 35960 U.K. Damodaran M IND 13813
29 Tirur GEN K. M. Kutty M MUL 28634 R. Muhammed M IND 24842
30 Mankada GEN M. Moideen Kutty M MUL 30779 Paloli Mahammed Kutty M CPM 24438
31 Kondotty GEN C H Md Koya Haji M MUL 40208 Moosa Haji M IND 22612
32 Malappuram GEN U. A. Beeran M MUL 39682 V. T. N. Kutty Nair M IND 22379
33 Manjeri (SC) K. P. Raman M MUL 23882 O. Kowan M ISP 17190
34 Nilambur GEN M. P. Gangadharan M INC 26798 P. V. Kunhikannan M CPM 23987
Bye Polls in 1970 Nilambur GEN M.P.Gangadharan M IND 30802 V.P.Abocbakar M CPM 25228
35 Perinthalmanna GEN K. S. Thangal M MUL 28436 E. K. Imbichi Bava M CPM 23865
36 Ponnani GEN Hajee M. V. Hydros M IND 31329 V. P. Cherukoyathangal M MUL 27207
37 Thrithala (SC) V. Eacharan M IND 25822 E. T. Kunhan M CPM 24690
38 Kuttippuram GEN Chakkeri Ahammed Kutty M MUL 30081 M. Habeeburahiman M IND 23870
39 Pattambi GEN E. M. S. Nambudripad M CPM 27851 E. R. Gopalon M CPI 24419
40 Ottapalam GEN P. P. Krishnan M CPM 22056 Leela Damodara Menon M INC 19817
41 Sreekrishnapuram GEN C. Govinda Panicker M CPM 21647 K. Sukumaran Unni M INC 19114
42 Mannarghat GEN John Manforan M CPM 23633 Krishnan M CPI 19802
43 Palghat GEN R. Krishnan M CPM 23113 A. Chandran Nair M IND 17653
44 Malampuzha GEN V. Krishnadas M CPM 38358 C. M. Undaram M IND 18505
45 Chittur GEN K. A. Sivaama Bharrathy M SOP 24579 Sunna Sahib M NCO 13152
46 Kollengode GEN C. Vasudeva Menon M CPM 29826 K. A. Chandran M NCO 16357
47 Alathur GEN R. Krishnan M CPM 34193 P. M. Adulrahiman M IND 17735
48 Kuzhalmannam (SC) P. Kunhan M CPM 31784 K. Chandrasekharasastry M RSP 16230
49 Chelakara (SC) K. K. Balakrishan M INC 25270 K. S. Sankaran M CPM 22964
50 Wadakkanchery GEN A. S. N. Nambisan M CPM 27066 N. K. Seshan M PSP 25067
51 Kunnamkulam GEN T. K. Krishnan M CPM 31767 K. P. Vishwanathan M INC 27439
52 Manalur GEN N. I. Devassykutty M INC 37463 A. V. Aryan M CPM 25992
53 Trichur GEN Joseph Mundassery M IND 25695 P. A. Antony M INC 23965
Bye Polls in 1972 Trichur GEN P.A.Antony M INC 30501 V.R.R.Krishan M IND 26637
54 Ollur GEN R. R. Francis M INC 31845 M. A. Karthikeyan M CPM 29406
55 Irinjalakuda GEN C. S. Gangadharan M KSP 25543 C. K. Rajan M CPI 17729
56 Kodakara GEN C. Achutha Menon M CPI 23926 N. V. Sreedharan M SOP 20775
57 Chalakkudy GEN P. P. George M INC 32223 T. L. Joseph M IND 22794
58 Mala GEN K. Karunakaran M INC 30364 Varghese Mechery M IND 19311
59 Guruvayoor GEN V. Vadakkan M IND 26036 B. V. Seethi Thangal M MUL 20987
60 Nattika GEN V. K. Gopinathan M SOP 28080 K. S. Nair M CPI 26352
61 Cranganore GEN E. Gopalakrishna Menon M CPI 24819 P. V. Abdul Khader M IND 24287
62 Ankamali GEN A. P. Kurian M CPM 26626 G. Areekal M INC 25320
63 Vadakkekara GEN Balauandan M CPM 32541 K. A. Balan M CPI 29750
64 Parur GEN K. T. George M INC 28104 P. Gangadharan M CPM 26155
65 Narakkal GEN M. K. Raghavan M INC 27973 A. S. Purushothaman M CPM 27237
66 Mattancherry GEN K. J. Hersehal M IND 38580 M. P. Mohamed Jaffarkhan M MUL 17460
67 Palluruthy GEN B. Wellingdan M IND 33449 M. A. Sarojini M PSP 24934
68 Thrippunithura GEN Paul P Mani M INC 30466 T. K. Ramakrishnan M CPM 30106
69 Ernakulam GEN A. L. Jacob M INC 27159 M. M. Lawrence M CPM 22117
70 Alwaye GEN A. A. Kochunny M INC 30179 M. K. A. Hameed M IND 28055
71 Perumbavoor GEN P. I. Poulose M INC 28682 P. K Gopalan Nair M CPM 24241
72 Kunnathunad (SC) T. A. Paraman M RSP 29940 M. K. Krishnan M CPM 26063
73 Kothamangalam GEN M. I. Mankose M IND 22930 T. M. Meethian M CPM 21603
74 Muvattupuzha GEN Pennamma Jacob M IND 20651 P. V. Abraham M CPI 18527
75 Thodupuzha GEN P. J. Joseph M KEC 19750 U. K. Chacko M IND 18115
76 Karimannoor GEN A. C. Chacko M KEC 17689 G. P. Krishnapillai M RSP 13077
77 Devicolam (SC) G. Varadan M CPM 14838 N. Ganapathy M INC 11949
78 Udumbanchola GEN Sebastian Thomas M KEC 24917 V. M. Vikraman M CPM 19296
79 Peermade (SC) K. I. Rajan M CPM 13896 Chollamuthu Thangamuthu M CPI 13013
80 Kanjirappally GEN Kurian K. V. M KEC 22307 Ramachandran M. G M CPM 20700
81 Vazhoor GEN K. Narayana Kurup M KEC 20353 M. O. Joseph M IND 12157
82 Changanacherry GEN K. L Chacko M KEC 22709 K. P. Rajagopalan Nair M IND 18892
83 Puthuppally GEN Oommen Chandy M IND 29784 E. M. George M CPM 22496
84 Kottayam GEN M. Thomas M CPM 26147 K. George Thomas M NCO 14190
85 Ettumanoor GEN P. B. R. Pillai M SOP 23171 M. M. Joseph M KEC 18130
86 Akalakunnam GEN J. A. Chacko M KEC 24500 A. M. Somanadhan M IND 14040
87 Poonjar GEN K. M. George M KEC 26181 V. T. Thomas M IND 14042
88 Palai GEN K. M. Mani M KEC 23350 M. M. Jacob M INC 22986
89 Kaduthuruthy GEN O. Lukose M KEC 22927 K. K. Joseph M CPM 20555
90 Vaikom GEN P. S. Srinivasan M CPI 25491 K. Viswanathan M IND 25028
91 Aroor GEN K. R. Gouri M CPM 34095 C. G. Sadasivan M CPI 28868
92 Sherthala GEN A. K. Antony M INC 28419 N. P. Thandar M CPM 28059
93 Mararikulam GEN S. Damodaran M CPM 37753 N. S. P. Panicker M RSP 30346
94 Alleppey GEN T. V. Thomas M CPI 27964 N. Swayamavaran M IND 18954
95 Ambalapuzha GEN V. S. Achuthanandan M CPM 28596 K. K. Kumara Pillai M RSP 25828
96 Kuttanad GEN Thalavady Oommen M SOP 27372 Thomas John M KEC 21866
97 Maripad GEN C. B. C. Warrier M CPM 30562 Thachady Prabhakaran M INC 23720
98 Kayamkulam GEN T. Kunukrishna Pillai M INC 32278 P. R. Basu M CPM 28012
99 Thiruvalla GEN E. John Jacob M KEC 24938 Vengal PK Mathew M ISP 20426
100 Kallooppara GEN T. S. John M KEC 17894 N. T. George M CPM 15431
101 Aranmula GEN P. N. Chandrasenan M IND 21934 T. N. Upendra Natha Kurup M IND 15367
102 Chengannur GEN P. G. Purushothaman Pillai M CPM 21687 Saraswathi Rugmini M KEC 19443
103 Mavelikara GEN Gopinatha Pillai M ISP 24907 P. Krishna Pillai M PSP 22395
104 Pandalam (SC) Damodaran Kalassery M INC 35369 C. Velutha Kunju M CPM 28261
105 Ranni GEN Jacob Skariah M IND 16136 Sunny Panavely M IND 15559
106 Pathanamthitta GEN K. K. Nair M IND 25635 Vayala Idicula M KEC 24908
107 Konni GEN P. J. Thomas M INC 30027 R. C. Unnithan M CPM 23581
108 Pathanapuram (SC) P. K. Raghava M CPI 24654 P. K. Kunjachan M CPM 17002
109 Punalur GEN K. Krishna Pillai M CPI 25407 V. Bharathan M CPM 21981
110 Chadayamangalam GEN M. N. Gobindani Nair M CPI 31372 P. R. Baskaran Nair M SOP 19945
111 Kottarakkara GEN Kottara Gopalakrishnan M INC 32536 R. Balakrishnan Pillai M KEC 27859
Bye Polls in 1970 Kottarakkara GEN A.Memon M CPI 44472 P.S.Nair M IND 18409
112 Kunnathur (SC) Sathyapalan M RSP 29008 Onamplam Prabhakaran M IND 17528
113 Adoor GEN Thegamom Balakrishnan M CPI 23285 Damodaram Unnithan M CPM 20005
114 Krishnapuram GEN P. Unnikrishnan Pillai M CPI 33679 P. A. Harriz M ISP 24052
115 Karunagappally GEN Baby John M RSP 36681 Samba Sivan M IND 24105
116 Suilon GEN T. K. Divakaran M RSP 27220 P. K. Sukumaran M CPM 16119
117 Kundara GEN A. A. Rahim M INC 36043 Stanudevan M CPM 21827
118 Eravipuram GEN R. S. Unni M RSP 35631 Kaikara Shamsu Deen M SOP 17129
119 Chathannoor GEN P. Ravindran M CPI 28730 S. Thankappan Pillai M KEC 14782
120 Varkala GEN Majid T. A. M CPI 26444 Radhakrishnan V M CPM 20630
121 Attingal GEN Vakkom Purushothaman M INC 33637 V. Sreedharan M CPM 22106
122 Kilimanoor GEN P. K. Chanthan M CPI 29425 C. K. Balakrishnan M CPM 21274
123 Vamanapuram GEN M. Kunjukrishna Pillai M INC 23122 Vasudevan Pillai M CPM 21305
124 Ariyanad GEN Soma Sekharan Nair M SOP 18401 Aboobaker Kunju M RSP 12845
125 Nadumangad GEN K. G. Kunjukrishna Pillai M CPI 21548 V. Sahadevan M IND 17786
126 Kazhakuttam GEN P. Neelakantan M SOP 23425 A. Essuddin M MUL 23314
127 Trivandrum I GEN N. Gopala Pillai M PSP 23458 E. P. Eapen M SOP 16306
128 Trivandrum I I GEN K. Pankajakshan M RSP 33823 Perumthan Somron Nair M CPM 18104
129 Nemom GEN G. Kuttapan M PSP 29800 M. Sadasivan M CPM 17701
130 Kovalam GEN M. Kunj Krishna Nadar M IND 16747 P. Fakir Khan M CPM 14618
131 Vilappil GEN S. Varadarajan Nair M INC 27932 M. N. Balakrishnan M ISP 20919
132 Neyyattinkara GEN R. Para Meswaran Pillai M CPM 23406 R. Janardhanan Nair M CPI 16514
133 Parassala GEN M. Sathyanesan M CPM 20512 N. Sundram Nadar M INC 16231

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 1970 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF KERELA (PDF). ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA. 1987. pp. 4–7.
  2. ^ "Kerala Assembly Election Results in 1970". www.elections.in. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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