1987 Kerala Legislative Assembly election

The elections to the Eighth Kerala Assembly were held on  March 23, 1987. The UDF and the LDF were the two major political  fronts in the arena. The UDF had the INC(I)IUML, KC(J), KC(M), NDP (P), SRP(S) and the RSP(S) as its constituents. The LDF consisted of the CPI(M), CPI, RSP, IC(S), Janata Party and the Lok Dal[2]

1987 Kerala state assembly election

← 1982 23 March 1987 1991 →

All 140 seats in the Kerala Legislative Assembly
71 seats needed for a majority
Turnout80.54%(Increase7.03)
  First party Second party
  Ek nayanar.jpeg Karunakaran Kannoth.jpg
Leader E.K. Nayanar K. Karunakaran
Party CPI (M) INC
Alliance LDF UDF
Leader's seat Thrikaripur Mala
Seats won 78 61
Seat change Increase15 Decrease 16

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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

K. Karunakaran
UDF

Chief Minister

E.K. Nayanar[1]
LDF

BackgroundEdit

Kerala saw polarisation and splits of political forces since the formation of the United Democratic Front  Ministry on May 24, 1982. The merger of the two factions of the Indian National Congress, the INC (I) and the INC (A), in November 1982 marked the beginning of the political polarization.

Another important event was the reunion of the IUML and the AIML in August 1985. Before the election, the Kerala Congress once again split into two; each faction continuing to remain in the UDF.  A faction of the Congress (S) and the Janata (G) also joined the INC (I).

In the meantime, there were splits in the NDP and the Socialist Republican Party (SRP). The NDP group was led by Kidangoor Gopalakrishna Pillai and the SRP faction. led by Mr. Vijayarajan left the UDF, whereas the other factions of these parties stood with the Left Democratic Front.

The CPI-M took disciplinary action against their MLA, Mr. M.V. Raghavan. Consequently, he launched a new party, Communist Marxist Party (CMP). The emergence of a third front, the BJP-Hindu Munnani Front, was another political development.

ResultsEdit

Though the elections had been declared for all the 140 constituencies, the elections to two constituencies - Vamanapuram and Kottayam were countermanded following the demise of two independent candidates. While the election to the 138 constituencies was held on March 23, the elections in the other two constituencies were delayed until June 2, 1987.

The LDF secured a decisive majority in the House securing 78 seats. The UDF won 61 seats. An independent won at Ettumanoor. The third front could not open an account.

Party Wise ResultsEdit

Party Wise Results[3][4][5]
Party Seats
Communist Party of India (CPI) 16
Communist Party of Indian (Marxist) (CPM) 38
Indian Congress (Socialist-Sarat Chandra Sinha) ICS(SCS) 6
Indian National Congress (INC) 33
Janta Party (JNP) 7
Lok Dal (LKD) 1
Kerala Congress (KEC) 5
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) 15
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) 5
Independent (IND) 14
Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) 0
Total 140

Constituency Wise ResultsEdit

Detailed constituency-wise Results[6][7]
Sl No. Constituency Name Category Winner Candidates Name Gender Party Vote Runner-up Candidates Name Gender Party vote
1 Manjeshwar GEN Cherkalam Abdullah M MUL 33853 H. Shankara Alva M BJP 27107
2 Kasaragod GEN C. T. Ahammad Ali M MUL 41407 Shrikrishan Bhat M BJP 27350
3 Udma GEN K. P. Kunhikannan M INC 43775 Purushothaman K. M CPM 35930
4 Hosdrug (SC) N. Manoharan Master M INC 46677 Pallipram Balan M CPI 46618
5 Trikaripur GEN E. K. Nayanar M CPM 56037 K. Kunhikrishnan M INC 49620
6 Irikkur GEN K. C. Joseph M INC 51437 James Mathew M CPM 43961
7 Payyannur GEN C. P. Narayanan M CPM 50421 M. K. Raghavan M INC 42581
8 Taliparamba GEN K. K. N. Pariyaram M CPM 52247 C. P. Moossankutty M IND 49631
9 Azhikode GEN M. V. Raghavan M IND 41629 E. P. Jayarajan M CPM 40240
10 Cannanore GEN P. Bhaskaran M INC 42787 A. K. Sasheendran M ICS(SCS) 34739
11 Edakkad GEN O. Bharathan M CPM 45008 A. P. Jayasheelan M INC 41012
12 Tellicherry GEN Kodiyeri Balakrishnan M CPM 44520 K. Sudhakaran M INC 39152
13 Peringalam GEN P. R. Kurup M JNP 41694 E. T. Mohammed Basheer M MUL 41338
14 Kuthuparamba GEN K. P. Mamoo Master M CPM 47734 P. Ramakrishnan M INC 38771
15 Peravoor GEN K.P. Noordeen M INC 47817 Ramachandran Kadannapally M ICS(SCS) 46012
16 North Wynad (ST) K.Raghvan Master M INC 46368 K.C. Kunhiraman M CPM 37409
17 Badagara GEN K. Chandrasekharan M JNP 50309 Sujanapal A. M INC 39776
18 Nadapuram GEN Sathyan Mokeri M CPI 46945 N.P. Moideen M INC 45688
19 Meppayur GEN A.Kanaran M CPM 48337 A.V. Abdurahiman Haji M MUL 44663
20 Quilandy GEN M.T. Padma F INC 48444 T. Devi F CPM 43742
21 Perambra GEN A.K. Padmanabhan M CPM 49034 K.A. Devassia M IND 46584
22 Balusseri GEN A.C. Shanmukhadas M ICS(SCS) 46832 Vijaya D. Nair F INC 35348
23 Koduvally GEN P. M. Aboobacker M MUL 50373 P. Raghavan Nair M JNP 37062
24 Calicut- I GEN M. Dasan M CPM 44810 M. Kamalam F INC 37102
25 Calicut- II GEN C.P. Kunhu M CPM 40749 K.K. Mohammed M MUL 38472
26 Beypore GEN T.K. Hamza M CPM 47537 Abdurahiman Master M MUL 40206
27 Kunnamangalam (SC) C.P. Balan Vydiar M CPM 37557 K.P. Raman M MUL 37264
28 Thiruvambady GEN P.P. George M INC 48730 Mathai Chacko M CPM 32946
29 Kalpetta GEN M.P. Veerendra Kumar M JNP 52362 C. Mammutty M MUL 34404
30 Sultan'S Battery GEN K.K. Ramachandran Master M INC 39102 Cyriac John M ICS(SCS) 34976
31 Wandoor (SC) Pandalam Sudhakaran M INC 49848 U. Uthaman M CPM 35967
32 Nilambur GEN Aryadan Mohammed M INC 55154 Devadas Pottekad M CPM 44821
33 Manjeri GEN Ishaque Kurrikkal M MUL 56783 G. Kunjukrishan Pillai M LKD 24099
34 Malappuram GEN P.K. Kunhalikutty M MUL 48641 N. Aboobacker M ICS(SCS) 18698
35 Kondotty GEN P. Seethi Haji M MUL 43961 Madathil Muhammed Haji M JNP 27765
36 Tirurangadi GEN Kunhalikutty Keyi, C. P. M MUL 45586 E.P. Muhammedali M CPI 19738
37 Tanur GEN E. Ahamed M MUL 49530 K. Bappu M CPM 13745
38 Tirur GEN Moideenkutty Haji K. (Bava Haji) M MUL 46674 Kuruniyan Syed M ICS(SCS) 37283
39 Ponnani GEN P. T. Mohanakrishnan M INC 44432 E.K. Imbichi Bava M CPM 42299
40 Kuttippuram GEN Korambavil Ahamed Haji M MUL 45654 Choorappilakkal Alavikutty M CPM 15087
41 Mankada GEN Abdul Majeed K.P. M MUL 45810 P. Moidu M CPM 34888
42 Perinthalmanna GEN Nalakath Sooppy M MUL 48027 R. N. Manzhi M CPM 39833
43 Thrithala (SC) M.P. Thami M INC 39977 M.K. Krishnan M CPM 36881
44 Pattambi GEN Leela Damodara Menon F INC 40507 K.E. Ismail M CPI 35005
45 Ottapalam GEN K. Sankaranarayanan M INC 38237 V. C. Kabeer M ICS(SCS) 36527
46 Sreekrishnapuram GEN P. Balan M INC 46898 E. Padmanabhan M CPM 43380
47 Mannarkkad GEN Kalladi Mohammed M MUL 48450 P. Kumaran M CPI 44990
48 Malampuzha GEN T. Sivadasa Menon M CPM 43419 A. Thankappan M INC 33105
49 Palghat GEN C. M. Sundaram M IND 38774 Girija Surendran F CPM 32709
50 Chittur GEN K.A. Chandran M INC 49112 K. Krishnamurty M JNP 40875
51 Kollengode GEN C. T. Krishnan M CPM 45933 K.P. Gangadhara Menon M INC 41831
52 Coyalmannam (SC) T. K. Arumughan M CPM 45394 Ayyappan Master M INC 39604
53 Alathur GEN C. K. Rajendran M CPM 44381 C.S. Ramachandran Master M IND 43170
54 Chelakara (SC) M. A. Kittappan M INC 44011 K. V. Pushpa F CPM 36260
55 Wadakkanchery GEN K. S. Narayanan Namboodiry M INC 45389 C. K. Nanu M JNP 37206
56 Kunnamkulam GEN K.P. Aravindakshan M CPM 43327 V. Balaram M INC 42918
57 Cherpu GEN V. V. Raghavan M CPI 43547 K.M. Radhakrishnan M IND 37260
58 Trichur GEN E. K. Menon M CPM 41822 M. Venugopala Menon M IND 37562
59 Ollur GEN A. M. Paraman M CPI 46513 Raghavan Pozhakadavil M INC 44780
60 Kodakara GEN K. P. Viswanathan M INC 43172 M. A. Karthikeyan M CPM 40636
61 Chalakudi GEN K. J. George M JNP 39389 K. J. Rappai M KEC 34996
62 Mala GEN K. Karunakaran M INC 46301 Meenakshi Thampan F CPI 40009
63 Irinjalakuda GEN Lonappan Nambadan M IND 48567 M. C. Paul M INC 37478
64 Manalur GEN V. M. Sudheeran M INC 41426 P. C. Joseph M CPM 35239
65 Guruvayoor GEN P. K. K. Bava M MUL 38611 P. C. Hameed Haji M IND 30677
66 Nattika GEN Krishnan Kaniyamparambil M CPI 37009 Sidharthan Kattungal M INC 35028
67 Kodungallur GEN V. K. Rajan M CPI 45251 K. P. Dhanapalan M INC 41755
68 Ankamali GEN M. V. Mani M KEC 53267 M. C. Josephine F CPM 47767
69 Vadakkekara GEN S. Sarma M CPM 43726 M. I. Shanavas M INC 43324
70 Parur GEN N. Sivan Pillai M CPI 39495 A. C. Jose M INC 37129
71 Narakkal (SC) K.K. Madhavan M ICS(SCS) 43051 Malippuram Bhaskaran M INC 39083
72 Ernakulam GEN M.K. Sanoo M IND 42904 A.L. Jacob M INC 32872
73 Mattancherry GEN M.J. Zakaria M MUL 25906 T.M. Mohamed M CPM 24033
74 Palluruthy GEN T.P, Peethambaran Master M ICS(SCS) 49549 M.K. Raghavan M INC 46340
75 Thrippunithura GEN V. Viswanatha Menon M CPM 51965 S.N. Nair M IND 44452
76 Alwaye GEN K. Mohamadali M INC 52159 T.O. Kather Pallai M IND 46035
77 Perumbavoor GEN Thankachan P.P. M INC 47094 Raman Kartha M JNP 39989
78 Kunnathunad GEN T. H. Musthaffa M INC 49852 V. B. Cherian M CPM 44075
79 Piravom GEN Gopi Kottamunikkal M CPM 41614 Benny Behanan M INC 25314
80 Muvattupuzha GEN A. V. Issac M IND 43970 V. V. Joseph M KEC 40514
81 Kothamangalam GEN T. M. Jacob M IND 46847 T. M. Paily M IND 44715
82 Thodupuzha GEN P. J. Joseph M KEC 49535 M. C. Mathew M CPM 39283
83 Devicolam (SC) Sundaram Manickam M CPM 43945 Ganapathy M IND 40040
84 Idukki GEN Rosamma Chacko F INC 34330 P. P. Sulaiman Rawther M IND 32760
85 Udumbanchola GEN Mathew Stephen M IND 54127 Jinadevan M. M CPM 49187
86 Peermade GEN K. K. Thomas M INC 41517 C. A. Kurian M CPI 39426
87 Kanjirappally GEN K. J. Thomas M CPM 36777 George J. Mathew M IND 31894
88 Vazhoor GEN Kanam Rajendran M CPI 41611 P. C. Thomas M IND 36192
89 Changanacherry GEN C. F. Thomas M IND 47977 V. R. Bhaskaran M CPM 37362
90 Kottayam GEN T. K. Ramakrishanan M CPM 55422 Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan M INC 45896
91 Ettumanoor GEN George Joseph Padipara M IND 41098 T. Raman Bhattathiripad M IND 38565
92 Puthuppally GEN Oommen Chandy M INC 49170 V. N. Vasavan M CPM 40006
93 Poonjar GEN N. M. Joseph M JNP 37604 P. C. George M KEC 36528
94 Palai GEN K. M. Mani M IND 46483 K. S. Sebastian M ICS(SCS) 35938
95 Kaduthuruthy GEN P. C. Thomas M IND 44560 P. M. Mathew M IND 41364
96 Vaikom (SC) P. K. Raghavan M CPI 44985 P. K. Gopi M INC 44609
97 Aroor GEN K. R. Gowri F CPM 49648 P. J. Francis M INC 44033
98 Sherthalai GEN Vayalar Ravi M INC 43812 C. K. Chandrappan M CPI 41528
99 Mararikulam GEN T. J. Anjalose M CPM 60190 Prakasam R. M IND 48099
100 Alleppey GEN Rosamma Punnoose F CPI 36742 Kalarcode Narayanan M IND 23908
101 Ambalapuzha GEN V. Dinakaran M INC 41938 G. Sudhakaran M CPM 41814
102 Kuttanad GEN K. C. Joseph M KEC 41096 M. M. Anthony M CPM 37833
103 Haripad GEN Ramesh Chennithala M INC 49420 A. V. Thamarakshan M IND 45603
104 Kayamkulam GEN M. R. Gopalakrishnan M CPM 43986 K. Gopinathan M INC 36306
105 Thiruvalla GEN Mathew T. Thomas M JNP 32941 P. C. Thomas M IND 31726
106 Kallooppara GEN C. A. Mathew M ICS(SCS) 30223 T. S. John M KEC 28467
107 Aranmula GEN K. K. Sreenivasan M INC 33405 P. Sarasappan M CPM 28538
108 Chengannur GEN Mammen Iype M ICS(SCS) 39836 R. Ramachandran Nair M IND 24133
109 Mavelikara GEN S. Govinda Kurup M CPM 41178 K. P. Ramachandran Nair M IND 32977
110 Pandalam (SC) V. Kesevan M CPM 47620 Damodaran Kalasseri M INC 45512
111 Ranni GEN Eappen Varghese M KEC 33265 K. I. Idiculla Mappilla M CPM 32062
112 Pathanamthitta GEN K. K. Nair M IND 35249 Kottara Gopalakrishnan M ICS(SCS) 22551
113 Konni GEN Chittoor Sasankan Nair M IND 40059 V. S. Chandrasekhran Pillai M CPM 37767
114 Pathanapuram GEN E. Chandrasekharan Nair M CPI 46611 A. George M IND 34008
115 Punalur GEN Chitharenjan M CPI 47745 Surendran Pillai M KEC 36669
116 Chadayamangalam GEN K. R. Chandramohanan M CPI 41524 R. Radhakrishna Pillai M IND 30255
117 Kottarakkara GEN P. Balakrishna Pillai M KEC 36813 E. Rajendran M CPI 34716
118 Neduvathur (SC) B. Raghavan M CPM 47334 Kottakuzhy Sukumaran M KEC 32170
119 Adoor GEN R. Unnikrishna Pillai M CPM 37990 Thennala Balakrishna Pillai M INC 36764
120 Kunnathur (SC) T. Nanu Master M RSP 52447 K. K. Balakrishnan M INC 41794
121 Karunagappally GEN P. S. Sreenivasan M CPI 48622 K. C. Rajan M INC 35927
122 Chavara GEN Baby John M RSP 47987 K. Suresh Babu M INC 38450
123 Kundara GEN J. Mercy Kutty Amma F CPM 42715 Thoppil Revi M INC 35751
124 Quilon GEN Babu Divakaran M RSP 42617 Kadavoor Sivadasan M IND 29895
125 Eravipuram GEN V. P. Ramakrishna Pillai M RSP 53318 A. Yoonus Kunju M MUL 46612
126 Chathanoor GEN P. Ravindran M CPI 46501 C. V. Padmarajan M INC 44045
127 Varkala GEN Varkala Radhakrishnan M CPM 40381 N. Sreenivasan M IND 25921
128 Attingal GEN Ananthalavattom Anandan M CPM 42413 Kaviyad Divakara Panicker M INC 33528
129 Kilimanoor (SC) Bhargavi Thankappan F CPI 46440 K. P. Madhavan M INC 38186
130 Vamanapuram GEN Koliyakode N. Krishnan Nair M CPM 52410 N. Peethambara Kurup M INC 42294
131 Ariyanad GEN K. Pankajakshan M RSP 37936 P. Vijayadas M INC 33699
132 Nedumangad GEN K. V. Surendranath M CPI 47914 Palode Ravi M INC 42371
133 Kazhakuttam GEN Nabeesa Ummal F IND 45894 Navaikulam Rasheed M MUL 32786
134 Trivandrum North GEN M. Vijaya Kumar M CPM 53167 G. Karthikeyan M INC 38002
135 Trivandrum West GEN M. M. Hassan M INC 35732 T. J. Chandra Choodan M RSP 30096
136 Trivandrum East GEN K. Sankaranarayana Pillai M ICS(SCS) 35562 Kummanam Rajasekharan M IND 23835
137 Nemom GEN V. J. Thankappan M CPM 47748 V. S. Maheswaran Pillai M IND 26993
138 Kovalam GEN A. Neelalohitha Dasan Nadar M LKD 54290 N. Sakthan Nadar M INC 32391
139 Neyyattinkara GEN S. R. Thankaraj M JNP 45212 K. C. Thankaraj M INC 32148
140 Parassala GEN M. Sathyanesan M CPM 41754 N. Sundaran Nadar M INC 35062

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eighth Kerala Legislative Assembly". 3 April 2013. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Kerala Assembly Elections 1987- Brief backgrounder". www.keralaassembly.org. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  3. ^ STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 1987 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF KERELA (PDF). ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA. 1987. p. 3.
  4. ^ "Kerala Assembly Election Results in 1987". www.elections.in. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  5. ^ April 15, Sreedhar Pillai Prabhu Chawla; April 15, 1987 ISSUE DATE; January 10, 1987UPDATED; Ist, 2014 12:34. "Red letter day in Kerala: Congress(I) out of power, Left Democratic Front forms govt". India Today. Retrieved 16 May 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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