1996 Kerala Legislative Assembly election

The 1996 Kerala Legislative Assembly election was held on May 1996 to elect members to the Kerala State Assembly. Polls were held simultaneously in all 140 seats and resulted in a voter turnout of 71.16%.[1][2]

1996 Kerala state assembly election

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All 140 seats in the Kerala Legislative Assembly
71 seats needed for a majority
Turnout71.16% (Decrease2.26)
  First party Second party
  Ek nayanar.jpeg A. K. Antony.jpg
Leader E.K. Nayanar A. K. Antony
Party CPI (M) INC
Alliance LDF UDF
Leader's seat Thalassery Cherthala
Seats won 80 59
Seat change Increase 32 Decrease 31
Percentage 45.88% 44.84%

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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

A. K. Antony
UDF

Chief Minister

E. K. Nayanar
LDF

On 20 May 1996, the 14 member cabinet of Left Democratic Front led by E. K. Nayanar was sworn in. Nayanar was not an elected member of the assembly at that time, and was later elected from Thalassery Constituency.[3][4]

ResultsEdit

Party-wise vote share of 1996 Kerala Assembly Elections
Sl.No: Party Contested Won Popular Votes Share (%)
National Parties
1 All India Indira Congress (Tiwari) (AIIC(T)) 8 0 8,549 0.06
2 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 123 0 7,81,090 5.48
3 Communist Party of India (CPI) 22 18 10,86,350 7.62
4 Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) 62 40 30,78,723 21.59
5 Indian National Congress 94 37 43,40,717 30.43
6 Janata Dal (JD) 13 4 5,87,716 4.12
7 Janata Party (JP) 21 0 8,027 0.06
State Parties
1 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 12 0 17,872 0.13
2 All India Forward Bloc (FBL) 6 0 2,522 0.02
3 Indian Congress (Socialist) (IC(S)) 9 3 3,55,755 2.49
4 Kerala Congress (KEC) 10 6 4,42,421 3.10
5 Kerala Congress (Mani) (KCM) 10 5 4,53,614 3.18
6 Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) 22 13 10,25,556 7.19
7 Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) 6 5 2,94,744 2.07
8 Shiv Sena (SHS) 16 0 4,445 0.03
Unrecognised Parties
1 Bharatiya Labour Party (BLP) 1 0 3,632 0.03
2 Communist Marxist Party (CMPKSC) 3 0 69,934 0.49
3 Indian Labour Congress (ILC) 1 0 630 0.00
4 Indian National League (INL) 3 0 139775 0.89
5 Janadhipatya Samrakshana Samithi (JSS) 4 1 1,82,210 1.28
6 Kerala Congress (B) (KC(B)) 2 1 91,968 0.64
7 Kerala Congress (Joseph) (KCJ) 10 2 455748 2.9
8 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 50 0 1,02,226 0.06
9 Social Action Party (SAP) 9 0 1,916 0.19
10 Socialist Labour Action Party (SLAP) 1 0 58 0.07
11 Samajwadi Jan Parishad (SWJP) 1 0 167 0.00
Others/ Independents 672 5 10,95,761 7.68
Total 1,201 140 14,262,692 100
Detailed constituency-wise Results[5]
Sl No. Constituency Name Category Winner Candidates Name Gender Party Vote Runner-up Gender Party vote Majority
1 Manjeshwar GEN Cherkalam Abdullah M IUML 34705 V.Balakrishna Shetty M BJP 32413 2292
2 Kasaragod GEN C.T.Ahammed Ali M IUML 33932 K.Madhava Herala M BJP 30149 3783
3 Udma GEN P. Raghavan M CPI(M) 50854 K.P.Kunhikannan M INC 40459 10395
4 Hosdrug (SC) M. Narayanan M CPI 62786 C.P. Krishnan M INC 50977 11809
5 Trikaripur GEN K.P.Sateesh Chandran M CPI(M) 71234 Sony Sebastian M INC 55486 15748
6 Irikkur GEN K.C. Joseph M INC 62407 A.J. Joseph M KEC 44575 17832
7 Payyannur GEN Pinarayi Vijayan M CPI(M) 70870 K.N.Kannoth M INC 42792 28078
8 Taliparamba GEN M.V.Govindan Master M CPI(M) 70550 Satheesan Pacheni M INC 52933 17617
9 Azhikode GEN T.K.Balan M CPI(M) 52240 T.P.Hareendran M CMPKSC 37734 14506
10 Cannanore GEN K.Sudhakaran M INC 45148 N.Ramakrishnan M IND 37286 7862
11 Edakkad GEN M.V.Jayarajan M CPI(M) 59239 A.D.Mustafa M INC 51955 7284
12 Tellicherry GEN K.P.Mammu Master M CPI(M) 51985 K.C.Kadambooran M INC 33635 18350
12 α Tellicherry GEN E.K. Nayanar M CPI(M) 60841 T. Asafali M INC 36340 24501
13 Peringalam GEN P.R.Kurup M JD 51921 K.M.Soopy M IUML 37841 14080
14 Kuthuparamba GEN K.K.Shylaja F CPI(M) 61519 M.P.Krishnan Nair M INC 42526 18993
15 Peravoor GEN K.T.Kunnahammed M ICS 57450 K.P.Noorudeen M INC 57264 186
16 North Wynad (ST) Radha Raghavan F INC 50617 K.C.Kunhiraman M CPI(M) 42652 7965
17 Badagara GEN C K Nanu M JD 67145 Vathsalan,C. M INC 40159 26986
18 Nadapuram GEN Sathyan Mokeri M CPI 65561 Abu,K.C. M INC 50944 14617
19 Meppayur GEN A.Kanaran M CPI(M) 65932 Pv Muhamed Areekode M IUML 49388 16544
20 Quilandy GEN P.Viswan M CPI(M) 59242 P.Sankaran M INC 54391 4851
21 Perambra GEN N.K.Radha F CPI(M) 59328 Roshy Augustine M KEC(M) 56576 2752
22 Balusseri GEN A.C.Shanmukhadas M ICS 55588 R.K.Ravivarma M INC 40558 15030
23 Koduvally GEN C.Moyinkutty M IUML 49752 C.Mohsin M JD 49658 94
24 Calicut- I GEN M.Dasan M CPI(M) 46455 A.Sujanapal M INC 43184 3271
25 Calicut- II GEN Elamaram Kareem M CPI(M) 49105 Qamarunnisa Anvar F IUML 40339 8766
26 Beypore GEN T.K.Hamza M CPI(M) 62144 Ummer Pandikasala M IUML 50048 12096
27 Kunnamangalam (SC) C.P.Balan Vaidyar M CPI(M) 51401 A.P.Unnikrishnan M IUML 44785 6616
28 Thiruvambady GEN Abdurahiman Haji Av M IUML 48942 Cyriac John M ICS 43820 5122
29 Kalpetta GEN K.K. Ramachandran M INC 49577 Jainendra Kalpetta M JD 42655 6922
30 Sultan'S Battery GEN Varghese Vaidyar M CPI(M) 50316 Kc Rosakutty F INC 49020 1296
31 Wandoor (SC) N Kannan M CPI(M) 55399 Pandalam Sudhakaran M INC 51198 4201
32 Nilambur GEN Aryadan Muhammed M INC 61945 Malayil Thomas Mathew M IND 55252 6693
33 Manjeri GEN Shaque Kurikkal M IUML 62029 P.M.Zafarulla M JD 33374 28655
34 Malappuram GEN M.K.Muneer M IUML 52593 P.M.A.Salam M INL 32072 20521
35 Kondotty GEN P K.K.Bava M IUML 57728 K.P.Mohammed M JD 31590 26138
36 Tirurangadi GEN Kutty Ahamed Kutty M IUML 48953 A.V.Abdu Haji M IND 40921 8032
37 Tanur GEN Abdu Rabb M IUML 48603 T.V. Moideen Kutty M IND 28590 20013
38 Tirur GEN E.T.Mohamed Basheer M IUML 52037 U.A.Naseer M IND 42353 9684
39 Ponnani GEN Muhammedkutty Paloli M CPI(M) 49594 P.T.Mohanakrishnan M INC 40976 8618
40 Kuttippuram GEN P.K. Kunhalikutty M IUML 46943 Ibrahim Haji Mayyeri M INL 22247 24696
41 Mankada GEN K.P. Abdul Majeed M IUML 52044 Manjalamkuzhi Ali M IND 50990 1054
42 Perinthalmanna GEN Nalakath Sooppy M IUML 55008 A.Mohamed M IND 48760 6248
43 Thrithala (SC) V.K.Chandran M CPI(M) 46410 A.P.Anilkumar M INC 42009 4401
44 Pattambi GEN K.E.Ismail M CPI 43984 M.I.Shanavas M INC 38510 5474
45 Ottapalam GEN V.C.Kabeer M ICS 40615 K.V. Prabhakaran Nambiar M INC 33257 7358
46 Sreekrishnapuram GEN Girija Surendran F CPI(M) 55108 P. Balan M INC 51091 4017
47 Mannarkkad GEN Jose Baby M CPI 57688 Kalladi Mohammed M IUML 50720 6968
48 Malampuzha GEN T.Sivadasa Menon M CPI(M) 54033 M.Guruswamy M INC 35254 18779
49 Palghat GEN T.K.Noushad M CPI(M) 39198 C.M.Sundaram M INC 38602 596
50 Chittur GEN Achuthan, K. M INC 47894 K.Krishnan Kutty M JD 47458 436
51 Kollengode GEN K.A.Chandran M INC 48530 M.Chandran M CPI(M) 47393 1137
52 Coyalmannam (SC) M.Narayanan M CPI(M) 50349 M.V.Suresh M INC 39853 10496
53 Alathur GEN C.K.Rajendran M CPI(M) 53763 R.Chellamma F INC 41597 12166
54 Chelakara (SC) K.Radhakrishnan M CPI(M) 44260 T.A.Radhakrishnan M INC 41937 2323
55 Wadakkanchery GEN V.Balaram M INC 51050 K.Mohandas M KEC 41372 9678
56 Kunnamkulam GEN N.R.Balan M CPI(M) 49289 T.V. Chandramohan M INC 48405 884
57 Cherpu GEN K.P.Rajendran M CPI 49506 M.K.Abdul Salam M INC 44314 5192
58 Trichur GEN Therambil Ramakrishnan M INC 49597 M.R.Govindan M IND 39388 10209
59 Ollur GEN C.N.Jayadevan M CPI 52757 P.P.George M INC 48389 4368
60 Kodakara GEN K.P.Viswanathan M INC 48366 P.R.Rajan M CPI(M) 46220 2146
61 Chalakudi GEN Savithri Lakshmanan F INC 48810 N.M.Joseph M JD 37644 11166
62 Mala GEN V.K.Rajan M CPI 49993 Mercy Ravi F INC 46752 3241
63β Mala GEN W. S. Sasi M CPI 49211 T.U.Radhakrishanan M INC 48939 272
63 Irinjalakuda GEN Lonappan Nambadan M IND 49421 Thomas Unniyadan M KEC(M) 43295 6126
64 Manalur GEN Rosamma Chacko F INC 39700 C.G.Santhakumar M IND 38568 1132
65 Guruvayoor GEN P.T. Kunju Muhammed M IND 39870 R.P.Moidutty M IUML 37034 2836
66 Nattika GEN Krishnan Kaniyamparambil M CPI 47826 K.K.Rahulan M INC 38135 9691
67 Kodungallur GEN Meenakshy Thamban F CPI 51343 K.Venu M IND 37234 14109
68 Ankamali GEN P.J.Joy M INC 56252 M.V.Many M KEC 55708 544
69 Vadakkekara GEN S.Sarma M CPI(M) 50200 V.P.Marakkar M INC 49831 369
70 Parur GEN P.Raju M CPI 39723 V.D.Satheesan M INC 38607 1116
71 Narakkal (SC) M.A.Kuttappan M INC 42920 V.K.Babu M ICS 41933 987
72 Ernakulam GEN George Eden M INC 49908 V.B.Cheriyan M CPI(M) 39168 10740
72β Ernakulam GEN Adv. Sebastian Paul M IND 48827 Leno Jacob M INC 44887 3940
73 Mattancherry GEN M.A.Thomas M IND 24003 T.A.Ahamed Kabeer M IUML 23578 425
74 Palluruthy GEN Dominic Presentation M INC 52900 T.P. Peethambaran M ICS 51790 1110
75 Thrippunithura GEN K.Babu M INC 69256 Gopi Kottamurikkal M CPI(M) 54483 14773
76 Alwaye GEN K.Mohammedali M INC 57902 Sarojini Balanandhan F CPI(M) 40480 17422
77 Perumbavoor GEN P.P.Thankachan M INC 51266 Raman Kartha M JD 46483 4783
78 Kunnathunad GEN M.P.Vargheese M CPI(M) 50034 T.H.Musthaffa M INC 49974 60
79 Piravom GEN T.M.Jacob M KEC(J) 51873 C.Poulose M IND 44165 7708
80 Muvattupuzha GEN Johny Nelloor M KEC(J) 47841 P.M.Thomas M IND 38145 9696
81 Kothamangalam GEN V.J.Poulose M INC 49874 T.M.Meethian M CPI(M) 43783 6091
82 Thodupuzha GEN P.J.Joseph M KEC 63414 P.T.Thomas M INC 59290 4124
83 Devicolam (SC) A.K.Moni M INC 51733 S.Sundaramanickom M CPI(M) 48497 3236
84 Idukki GEN P.P. Sulaiman Rawther M JD 52443 Joy Vettikuzhy M KEC(M) 46030 6413
85 Udumbanchola GEN E.M.Augusthy M INC 57266 M.M.Moni M CPI(M) 52599 4667
86 Peermade GEN C.A.Kurian M CPI 40842 Mathew Stephen M KEC(J) 38435 2407
87 Kanjirappally GEN George J.Mathew M INC 47535 K.J.Thomas M CPI(M) 40609 6926
88 Vazhoor GEN K.Narayana Kurup M KEC(M) 40503 Kanam Rajendran M CPI 37987 2516
89 Changanacherry GEN C.F.Thomas M KEC(M) 50784 P.Ravindranath M CPI(M) 43182 7602
90 Kottayam GEN T.K.Ramakrishnan M CPI(M) 52609 Mohan Sankar M INC 45545 7064
91 Ettumanoor GEN Thomas Chazhikadan M KEC(M) 53632 Vaikom Viswan M CPI(M) 39759 13873
92 Puthuppally GEN Oommen Chandy M INC 54147 Reji Zachariah M CPI(M) 43992 10155
93 Poonjar GEN P.C.George M KEC 48834 Joy Abraham M KEC(M) 38698 10136
94 Palai GEN K.M.Mani M KEC(M) 52550 C.K.Jeevan M IND 28760 23790
95 Kaduthuruthy GEN Mons Joseph M KEC 39131 P.M.Mathew M KEC(J) 23965 15166
96 Vaikom (SC) M.K.Kesavan M CPI 52262 K.K. Balakrishnan M INC 43024 9238
96β Vaikom (SC) P. Narayanan M CPI 52433 Adv. V. P. Sajeendran M INC 51157 1276
97 Aroor GEN K.R.Gowri Amma F JPSS 61972 B.Vinod M CPI(M) 45439 16533
98 Sherthalai GEN A.K.Antony M INC 56691 C.K.Chandrappan M CPI 48306 8385
99 Mararikulam GEN P.J.Francis M INC 68302 V.S.Achuthanandan M CPI(M) 66337 1965
100 Alleppey GEN K.C.Venugopal M INC 45104 P.S. Somasekharan M CPI 37568 7536
101 Ambalapuzha GEN Suseela Gopalan F CPI(M) 47968 Devadath G.Purakkad M INC 45710 2258
102 Kuttanad GEN K.C.Joseph M KEC 44532 J.Joseph M INC 40447 4085
103 Haripad GEN A.V. Thamarakshan M RSP 54055 N.Mohan Kumar M INC 46837 7218
104 Kayamkulam GEN G.Sudhakaran M CPI(M) 47776 Thachadi Prabhakaran M INC 45129 2647
105 Thiruvalla GEN Mamman Mathai M KEC(M) 39606 Oommen Thalavady M JD 33665 5941
106 Kallooppara GEN T.S.John M KEC 32112 Joseph M.Puthusseri M KEC(M) 31940 172
107 AranIUMLa GEN Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan M IND 34657 M.V.Raghavan M CMPKSC 31970 2687
108 Chengannur GEN Sobhana George F INC 37242 Mammen Iype M ICS 34140 3102
109 Mavelikara GEN M.Murali M INC 51784 P.N. Viswanathan M CPI(M) 42053 9731
110 Pandalam (SC) P.K.Kumaran M CPI(M) 50056 Pandalam Bharathan M JPSS 44896 5160
111 Ranni GEN Raju Abraham M CPI(M) 40932 Peeilipose Thomas M INC 37503 3429
112 Pathanamthitta GEN K.K.Nair M INC 40215 D.K.John M KEC 34408 5807
113 Konni GEN Adoor Prakash M INC 43474 A.Padmakumar M CPI(M) 42668 806
114 Pathanapuram GEN K.Prakash Babu M CPI 49023 Thomas Kuthiravattam M KEC(B) 44535 4488
115 Punalur GEN P.K.Sreenivasan M CPI 55382 Punalur Madhu M INC 48684 6698
115α Punalur GEN P.S. Supal M CPI 65401 Bharathipuram Sasi M INC 44068 21333
116 Chadayamangalam GEN R. Latha Devi F CPI 42550 Prayar Gopalakrishnan M INC 39804 2746
117 Kottarakkara GEN R.Balkrishna Pillai M KEC(B) 47433 George Mathew M CPI(M) 44054 3379
118 Neduvathur (SC) Ezhukone Narayanan M INC 44940 B.Raghavan M CPI(M) 43976 964
119 Adoor GEN Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan M INC 47907 K.N.Balagopal M CPI(M) 38706 9201
120 Kunnathur (SC) T. Nanoo M RSP 51697 Visalakshy F INC 46934 4763
121 Karunagappally GEN E. Chandrasekharan Nair M CPI 49587 Sathjith M JPSS 33237 16350
122 Chavara GEN Baby John M RSP 53730 K.Karunakaran Pillai M INC 45655 8075
123 Kundara GEN J.Mercykuttiamma F CPI(M) 46322 Alphonsa John F INC 39846 6476
124 Quilon GEN Babu Divakaran M RSP 45383 Kadavoor Sivadasan M INC 39085 6298
125 Eravipuram GEN V.P. Ramakrishna Pillai M RSP 53344 A.Yoonus Kunju M IUML 48554 4790
126 Chathanoor GEN P.Raveendran M CPI 49083 C.V.Padmarajan M INC 46968 2115
126β Chathanoor GEN Adv. N. Anirudhan M CPI 53471 C. V. Padmarajan M INC 49533 3938
127 Varkala GEN A.Ali Hassan M CPI(M) 42093 G.Priyadarsanan M INC 15704 26389
128 Attingal GEN Anathalavattom Anandan M CPI(M) 42161 Vakkom Purushothaman M INC 41145 1016
129 Kilimanoor (SC) Bhargavi Thankappan F CPI 49637 M.Radhakrishnan M INC 40832 8805
130 Vamanapuram GEN Pirappancode Murali M CPI(M) 48491 C.K.Sitaram M JPSS 42105 6386
131 Ariyanad GEN G.Karthikeyan M INC 45152 K.P.Sankaradas M RSP 36535 8617
132 Nedumangad GEN Palode Ravi M INC 57220 M.Radhakrishnan M CPI 52956 4264
133 Kazhakuttam GEN K.Surendran M CPI(M) 56425 E.A.Rasheed M IND 32368 24057
134 Trivandrum North GEN M.Vijayakumar M CPI(M) 62479 T.Saratchandra Prasad M INC 48170 14309
135 Trivandrum West GEN Antony Raju M KEC 38335 M.M.Hassan M INC 31441 6894
136 Trivandrum East GEN B.Vijaya Kumar M INC 32389 K.Krishna Pillai M ICS 29911 2478
137 Nemom GEN Venganoor P. Bhaskaran M CPI(M) 51139 K.Mohankumar M INC 47543 3596
138 Kovalam GEN A. Neelalohithadasan N. M JD 57180 George Mascrene M INC 35239 21941
139 Neyyattinkara GEN Thampanoor Ravi M INC 50924 Charupara Ravi M JD 36500 14424
140 Parassala GEN N.Sundaran Nadar M IND 36297 W.R.Heeba F CPI(M) 31570 4727
Bye Polls in 1996
Bye Polls in 1998

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 1996 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF KERALA (PDF). ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA. 1997. p. 3.
  2. ^ "A record of sorts". frontline.thehindu.com. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  3. ^ "History of Kerala legislature - Government of Kerala, India". kerala.gov.in. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  4. ^ 31 May, M. G. Radhakrishnan; May 31, 1996 ISSUE DATE; May 31, 1996UPDATED; Ist, 2013 17:57. "Elections 1996: Marxists-led LDF dislodges Congress(I) and its allies". India Today. Retrieved 12 April 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 1996 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF KERALA (PDF). ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA. 1997. pp. 4–7.

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