1982 Kerala Legislative Assembly election

The elections to the Seventh Kerala Assembly were held on May 19, 1982.[1][2]

1982 Kerala state assembly election

← 1980 1982 May 19 1987 →

All 140 seats in the Kerala Legislative Assembly
71 seats needed for a majority
Turnout73.51%(Increase1.28)
  First party Second party
  Karunakaran Kannoth.jpg Ek nayanar.jpeg
Leader K. Karunakaran E.K. Nayanar
Party INC CPI (M)
Alliance UDF LDF
Leader's seat Mala Malampuzha
Seats won 77 63
Seat change Increase 21 Decrease 30

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

Chief Minister before election

K. Karunakaran
UDF

Chief Minister

K.Karunakaran
UDF

BackgroundEdit

After the election of 1980, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) formed a government led by E. K. Nayanar. By 20 October 1981, LDF lost their majority in the Assembly when the Congress (A), the Kerala Congress (M) and the Janatha (Gopalan) withdrew support for the government to join the UDF. E.K.Nayanar recommended to the Governor to dissolve the assembly and impose President's rule on 21 October 1981 which led to a mid-term election in 1982.[3][4]

Use of electronic voting machinesEdit

The election of 1982 has historic significance, as it is the first time Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) were used in the country. EVM was used in 50 booths of the Paravoor constituency of Ernakulam district. But it was later challenged in the High Court of Kerala, but the plea was dismissed. The case was moved to the Supreme Court, which ordered re-polling as those 50 booths had no provision in the electoral law for use of voting machines.[5][6]

ResultsEdit

Party resultsEdit

Party Wise Results[7][8][9]
Party Seats Valid Votes Secure Alliance
Indian National Congress-Indira (Cong-I or INCI) 20 1137374 UDF
Congress (A) (INC(A)) 15 920743
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) 14 590255
Kerala Congress- Mani (KCM) 6 559930
Kerala Congress- Joseph (KCJ) 8 435200
Janata-Gopalan (JANG) 4 262595
National Democratic Party (NDP) 4 255580
Socialist Republican Party (SRP) 2 205250
Revolutionary Socialist Party-Sreekantan Nair (RSP-S) 1 114721
Praja Socialist Party (PSP) 1 29011
Democratic Labour Party (DLP) 1 35821
Independents (UDF) 1 71025
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) 28 1964924 LDF
Communist Party of India (CPI) 13 838191
Congress-Socialist (ICS) 7 551132
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) 4 263869
All Indian Muslim League (AIML) 4 310626
Janata (JAN) 4 386810
Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) 1 37705
Independents (LDF) 2 149928
Total 140

Constituency resultsEdit

Detailed constituency-wise Results[10][11]
Sl No. Constituency Name Category Winner Candidates Name Gender Party Vote Runner-up Candidates Name Gender Party vote
1 Manjeshwar GEN A. Subba Rao M CPI 20816 Chorkalam Abdullah M MUL 20660
2 Kasaragod GEN C. T. Ahamedali M MUL 30793 Gorvacis Areeckal M KEC 14113
3 Udma GEN K. Purushothaman M CPM 31948 N. K. Balakrishnan M IND 26928
4 Hosdrug (SC) K. T. Kumaran M CPI 42136 T. Kumaran Master M INC(I) 32031
5 Trikaripur GEN P. Karunakaran M CPM 47643 K. P. Kunhikannan M INC(I) 32026
6 Irikkur GEN Ram Chandran Kacannoppally M INC(A) 37440 K. C. Joseph M KCJ 31992
7 Payyannur GEN N. Subrammaniya Shenoy M CPM 46351 T. V. Koran M IND 26939
8 Taliparamba GEN C. P. Moossan Kutty M CPM 47420 Chandren T. P. M IND 30829
9 Azhikode GEN P. Devooty F CPM 38985 T. V. Narayanan M INC(I) 24502
10 Cannanore GEN P. Bhaskaran M JNP 35565 O. Bharathan M CPM 35216
11 Edakkad GEN P. P. V. Moosa M IML 39843 K. Sudhakaran M JNP 29886
12 Tellicherry GEN Kodiyeri Balakrishnan M CPM 40766 K. C. Nandanan M RSPS 23666
13 Peringalam GEN A. K. Saseendran M INC(A) 38049 K. C. Marar M JNP 32159
14 Kuthuparamba GEN N. V. Raghavan M CPM 44207 R. Karunakaran M IND 22556
15 Peravoor GEN K. P. Noorudeen M INC(A) 45486 C. M. Karunakaran Nambiar M INC(I) 31370
16 North Wynad (ST) M. V. Rajan Master M INC(I) 33723 A. Gopalan M CPM 29940
17 Badagara GEN K. Chandra Sekharan M JNP 41684 P. V. Kunhikannan M CPM 40322
18 Nadapuram GEN K. T. Kanaran M CPI 42680 K. G. Adiyedi M INC(I) 36940
19 Meppayur GEN A. V. Abdulurahiman Haji M IML 43851 P. K. K. Bava M MUL 36044
20 Quilandy GEN Manimangalath Kuttialy M INC(I) 42171 P. K. Sankaran M CPM 37143
21 Perambra GEN V. V. Dakshinamoorthy M CPM 44695 K. A. Devassia M KCJ 35227
22 Balusseri GEN A. C. Shanmukhadas M INC(A) 39664 P. K. Sankaran Kutty M JNP 30716
23 Koduvally GEN P. V. Mohammed M MUL 41134 K. Moossakutty M CPM 35608
24 Calicut- I GEN N. Chandrasekhara Kurup M CPM 41796 K. T. Raghavan M INC(I) 38011
25 Calicut- II GEN P. M. Abubackar M IML 40160 C. K. Nanu M JNP 34931
26 Beypore GEN N. P. Moideen M INC(A) 43360 N. K. Abdulla Koya M MUL 36052
27 Kunnamangalam (SC) K. P. Raman M IML 35234 K. Gopalan M INC(I) 31173
28 Thiruvambady GEN Cryiac John M INC(A) 35623 N. M. Hussain M MUL 29953
29 Kalpetta GEN M. Kamalam F JNP 37442 K. Abdul Khader M RSP 24403
30 Sultan'S Battery GEN K. K. Ramachandran Master M INC(I) 36974 P. T. Jose M KEC 29580
31 Wandoor (SC) M. A. Kuttappan M INC(I) 35187 P. Suresh M INC(A) 29298
32 Nilambur GEN C. Haridas M INC(A) 41744 T. K. Hamsa M INC(I) 35321
321 Nilambur GEN A.Mohammad M INC(A) 49609 M. R. Chandran M INC(I) 31768
33 Manjeri GEN C. H. Mohamed Koya M MUL 43209 M. P. M. Aboobacker Kunikkal M IML 21905
332 Manjeri GEN I.Kurikkal.M.P.M M MUL 47988 M. C.Mohammed M IML 26179
34 Malappuram GEN U. A. Beeran M MUL 36602 T. K. F. M. A. Muthukoya Thangal M IML 17272
35 Kondotty GEN P. Seethi Haji M MUL 41848 M. C. Mohamed M IML 26650
36 Tirurangadi GEN Avukkaderkutty Maha M MUL 37775 K. Koyakunhi Naha M CPI 25816
37 Tanur GEN E. Ahmmed M MUL 38998 U. K. Bhasy M INC(A) 15265
38 Tirur GEN P. T. Kunhi Mohammed Alias Kunhutty Hajee M MUL 38469 Mohammed S/O Abdu M IML 36201
39 Ponnani GEN K. Sreedharan M CPM 38791 P. T. Kohanakrishnan M INC(I) 36475
40 Kuttippuram GEN Korambayil Ahammed Haji M MUL 33863 P. V. S. Musthafa Pookkoya Thangal M IML 15703
41 Mankada GEN K. P. Majeed M MUL 35623 Abu Haji K. M IML 31861
42 Perinthalmanna GEN Nalakath Sooppy M MUL 37203 Paloli Mohammed Kutty M CPM 33289
43 Thrithala (SC) M. P. Thami M INC(I) 30214 N. Subbayyan M INC(A) 29595
44 Pattambi GEN M. P. Gangadharan M INC(I) 31570 E. P. Gopalan M CPI 28119
45 Ottapalam GEN V. C. Kabeer M INC(A) 23683 P. R. Nambiar M JNP 20499
46 Sreekrishnapuram GEN K. Sankaranarayanan M INC(I) 33532 M. P. Kunju M CPM 33114
47 Mannarkkad GEN A. P. Hamza M MUL 30091 A. N. Yusuf M CPI 28703
48 Malampuzha GEN E. K. Nayanar M CPM 35333 K. Rajan M JNP 19776
49 Palghat GEN C. M. Sundaram M IND 35902 K. A. Chandran M INC(A) 25695
50 Chittur GEN K. Krishnankutty M JNP 23882 P. Sankar M CPI 23578
51 Kollengode GEN C. Vasudeva Menon M CPM 36688 A. Sunna Sahib M INC(I) 34156
52 Coyalmannam (SC) T. K. Arumughan M CPM 34530 V. Mani M INC(I) 28210
53 Alathur GEN C. T. Krishnan M CPM 36244 K. P. Kaladharan M IND 30262
54 Chelakara (SC) K. K. Balakrishnan M INC(I) 32024 K. S. Sankaran M CPM 30899
55 Wadakkanchery GEN K. S. Narayanan Namboodri M INC(I) 34658 A. Padmanabhan M CPM 32391
56 Kunnamkulam GEN K. P. Viswanathan M INC(A) 33127 N. Madhava M IND 16421
57 Cherpu GEN K. P. Prabhakaran M CPI 35973 Therambil Ramakrishnan M IND 29253
58 Trichur GEN M. K. Kannan M CPM 32296 K. J. George M JNP 28872
59 Ollur GEN Raghavan Poshakadavil M INC(I) 32302 Francis P. R. M INC(A) 32277
60 Kodakara GEN Lonappan Nambadan M KEC 29023 V. L. Lonappan M INC(I) 24503
61 Chalakudi GEN P. K. Ittoop M KEC 30786 P. A. Thomas M INC(I) 30657
62 Mala GEN K. Karunakaran M INC(I) 35964 Paul Kokkat M CPM 32562
63 Irinjalakuda GEN Joes Thanickal M INC(A) 36086 A. P. George M JNP 28396
64 Manalur GEN V. M. Sudheeran M INC(A) 35551 N. I. Devassikutty M INC(I) 27619
65 Guruvayoor GEN B. V. Seethi Thangal M MUL 30176 C. K. Kumaran M CPM 28424
66 Nattika GEN P. K. Gopalakrishnan M CPI 31463 K. Moidu M JNP 26900
67 Kodungallur GEN V. K. Rajan M CPI 35567 Kollickatharan Ravi M IND 33047
68 Ankamali GEN A. P. Kurrian M CPM 40565 P. J. Joy M JNP 38759
69 Vadakkekara GEN T. K. Abdu M CPM 38387 P. N. Sukumaran Nair M JNP 26640
70 Parur GEN A. C. Jose M INC(A) 31246 K. P. George M IND 26761
702 Parur GEN A.C.Jose M IND 32781 S.Pillai M CPI 31335
71 Narakkal (SC) M. K. Krishnan M CPM 34932 T. K. C. Vaduthala M IND 31959
72 Ernakulam GEN A. L. Jacob M INC(I) 36668 K. N. Ravindranath M CPM 36091
73 Mattancherry GEN M. J. Zakaria M IML 26543 A. S. Abdulrahiman M JNP 24757
74 Palluruthy GEN T. P. Peethambaran Master M INC(A) 40879 T. T. Mathew M KCJ 33663
75 Thrippunithura GEN T. K. Ramakrishnan M CPM 44813 H. N. Velayudhan Nair M IND 34720
76 Alwaye GEN K. Mohammed Ali M INC(A) 46291 T. H. Mustaffa M INC(I) 39962
77 Perumbavoor GEN P. R. Sivan M CPM 40525 Kochunny Master A. A. M INC(I) 33455
78 Kunnathunad GEN P. P. Esthose M CPM 36460 P. P. Thankachan M INC(I) 36027
79 Piravom GEN P. C. Chaeko M INC(A) 38659 C. Paulose M IND 35408
80 Muvattupuzha GEN V. Joseph M KCJ 37044 Johny Nelloor Varkey M KEC 33523
81 Kothamangalam GEN T. M. Jacob M KCJ 40356 M. V. Mani M KEC 32843
82 Thodupuzha GEN P. J. Joseph M KCJ 43410 Kusuman Joseph F INC(A) 33093
83 Devicolam (SC) G. Varadan M CPM 36346 P. A. Prakash M IND 19951
84 Idukki GEN Jose Kuttyani M INC(I) 33367 V. T. Sebastian M KEC 28838
85 Udumbanchola GEN Thomas Joseph M KEC 38417 Pachady Sreedaran M IND 33030
86 Peermade GEN C. A. Kurian M CPI 34795 Michaal Manarkattu M INC(I) 31444
87 Kanjirappally GEN Thomas Kallampally M KEC 33172 Joseph Varanam M KCJ 31167
88 Vazhoor GEN Kanam Rajendran M CPI 28890 MK Joseph M KEC 26647
89 Changanacherry GEN C. F. Thomas M KEC 37041 K. J. Chacko M KCJ 34408
90 Kottayam GEN K. M. Abraham M CPM 37588 P. B. R. Pillai M JNP 25624
91 Ettumanoor GEN Vaikom Viswan M CPM 34239 George Joseph Podipara M IND 33865
92 Puthuppally GEN Oommen Chandy M INC(A) 38612 M. R. G. Panicker M IND 24953
93 Poonjar GEN P. C. George M KCJ 25806 V. J. Joseph M KEC 24658
94 Palai GEN K. N. Mani M KEC 38739 M. M. Jacob M INC(I) 34173
95 Kaduthuruthy GEN O. Lukose M KEC 32863 E. J. Lukose M KCJ 31577
96 Vaikom (SC) M. K. Kesavan M CPI 40590 Gopalan M IND 28098
97 Aroor GEN K. R. Gouri F CPM 44219 T. K. Sadanandan (Sadanadan Kunjan) M INC(I) 31855
98 Sherthalai GEN P. S. Sreenivasan M CPI 38613 Joseph Mathan M JNP 27200
99 Mararikulam GEN A. V. Thamarakshan M RSP 45714 Raju Gangadharan M IND 35885
100 Alleppey GEN P. K. Vasudevan Nair M CPI 34786 K. P. Ramchandran Nair M IND 33783
101 Ambalapuzha GEN P. K. Chandranandan M CPM 36009 V. Dinakaran M IND 32884
102 Kuttanad GEN Ooman Mathew M KCJ 37346 K. P. Joseph M CPM 33256
103 Haripad GEN Ramesh Chennithala M INC 42651 P. G. Thampi M CPM 38074
104 Kayamkulam GEN Thachedy Prabhakaran M INC(A) 41320 Thundathil Kunjukrishna Pillai M INC(I) 29718
105 Thiruvalla GEN P. C. Thomas M JNP 29485 Varghese Karippavil M KCP 28285
106 Kallooppara GEN K. A. Mathew M KCJ 29399 C. A. Mathew M KEC 24261
107 Aranmula GEN K. K. Sreenivasan M INC(I) 30227 Thoppil Ravi M INC(A) 27121
108 Chengannur GEN K. R. Saraswathi Amma F IND 35910 Thomas Kuthiravattom M KEC 31610
109 Mavelikara GEN S. Govinda Kurup M CPM 37990 N. Bhaskaran Nair M IND 32063
110 Pandalam (SC) P. K. Velayudhan M INC(A) 39890 P. S. Rajan M INC(I) 32376
111 Ranni GEN M. C. Cherian M INC(A) 31243 Sunny Panavelil M INC(I) 30097
112 Pathanamthitta GEN K. K. Nair M IND 27549 Eapan Varughese M KCJ 25566
113 Konni GEN V. S. Chandra Sekhar Pillai M CPM 33107 G. Gopinadhan Nair M INC(A) 31054
114 Pathanapuram GEN E. K. Pillai M CPI 37527 Bava Sahib M IND 28328
115 Punalur GEN P. K. Sreenivasan M CPI 36133 Sam Oommen Oommen M KCJ 33920
1152 Punalur GEN V.S.Pillai M KCJ 46553 P.K.Sreenivasan M CPI 45579
116 Chadayamangalam GEN E. Chandrasekharan Nair M CPI 33991 Valiyaveedan Mohammed Kunju M MUL 23107
117 Kottarakkara GEN R. Balakrishna Pillai M KCP 48473 Thevannoor Sreedharan Nair M IND 11762
118 Neduvathur (SC) C. K. Thankappan M CPM 35041 M. R. Kottara M INC(I) 28784
119 Adoor GEN C. P. Karunakaran Pillai M CPM 31639 Thennala Balakrishna Pillai M INC(I) 28326
120 Kunnathur (SC) Kallada Narayanan M RSP 40582 Kottakkuzhy Sukumaran M JNP 29686
121 Karunagappally GEN B. M. Sheriff M CPI 35831 T. V. Vijayarajan M IND 33842
122 Chavara GEN Baby John M RSP 41448 C. Rajendran M JNP 24835
123 Kundara GEN V. V. Joseph M CPM 39690 V. Sankara Narayana Pillai M INC(I) 27319
124 Quilon GEN K. Sivadasan M RSP 35749 C. V. Padmarajan M INC(I) 33335
125 Eravipuram GEN R. S. Unni M RSP 45281 A. Yunus Kunju M MUL 31712
126 Chathanoor GEN J. Chitharanjan M CPI 34037 Varinjam Vasu Pillai M JNP 28670
127 Varkala GEN Varkala Radhakrishan M CPM 34148 G. Karthikeyan M INC(I) 26887
128 Attingal GEN Vakkom Purushothaman M INC(A) 35634 Vakkom Devarajan M IND 22561
129 Kilimanoor (SC) Bhargavi Thunkappan F CPI 36513 V. K. Ram M JNP 14761
130 Vamanapuram GEN Koliyakode N. Krishnan Nair M CPM 38333 A. Nafeesath Beevi F INC(I) 26273
131 Ariyanad GEN K. Pankajakshan M RSP 29108 Charupara Ravi M JNP 27822
132 Nedumangad GEN K. V. Surendranath M CPI 33919 Purathekattu Chandrasekharan Nair M IND 27619
133 Kazhakuttam GEN N. M. Hassan M INC(A) 35739 Lakshmanen Vaidyan M INC(I) 32939
134 Trivandrum North GEN K. Anirudhan M CPM 36460 R. Sundaresan Nair M JNP 34200
135 Trivandrum West GEN P. A. Mohemmed Kannu M MUL 31490 K. C. Vamadevan M RSP 26231
136 Trivandrum East GEN C. S. Neelakantan Nair M IND 33519 K. Sankaranarayana Pillai M INC(A) 32734
137 Nemom GEN E. Ramesan Nair M INC(I) 37589 S. Varaderajan Nair M INC(A) 30312
138 Kovalam GEN M. R. Raghu Chandra Bal M INC(I) 40047 V. Thankayyan M CPI 32526
139 Neyyattinkara GEN R. Sundaresan Nair M IND 39975 R. Parameswaran Pillai M CPM 30331
140 Parassala GEN N. Sundaran Nadar M INC(I) 40680 M. Sathynesan M CPM 26121
1 Bye-poll on 1982
2 Bye-poll on 1984

ReferencesEdit

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