2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly election

The 2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly election was held in Kerala on 6 April 2021 to elect 140 members to the 15th Kerala Legislative Assembly. The results were declared on 2 May.[1]

2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly Election

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All 140 seats in the Kerala Legislative Assembly
71 seats needed for a majority
Turnout74.57% (Decrease2.96%)
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Pinarayi Vijayan Ramesh Chennithala K. Surendran
Party CPI (M) INC BJP
Alliance   LDF   UDF   NDA
Leader since 2016 2016 2020
Leader's seat Dharmadam Haripad Manjeshwar (lost)

Konni (lost)

Last election 91 47 1
Seats won 99 41 0
Seat change Increase8 Decrease6 Decrease1
Popular vote 9,438,815 8,196,813 2,582,289
Percentage 45.43% 39.47% 12.36%
Swing Increase1.95% Increase0.66% Decrease2.60

2021 Kerala election result.svg
Constituency-wise result

Chief Minister before election

Pinarayi Vijayan
CPI (M)

Elected Chief Minister

Pinarayi Vijayan
CPI (M)

The election saw the incumbent Left Democratic Front (LDF) retaining power with 99 seats, 8 more than the previous election, which marks the first time an alliance has won consecutive terms in the state since its 1977 election.[2] The United Democratic Front (UDF) won the remaining 41 seats; 6 less than in 2016. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was unable to win any seats after losing their lone seat the election.[3] Pinarayi Vijayan became the first Chief minister of Kerala to be re-elected after completing a full term (five years) in office.[4]

BackgroundEdit

Kerala has a unicameral house of legislation, Niyamasabha, consisting of 140 members elected for a period of five years, unless dissolved earlier, and one nominated member for the Anglo-Indian community. The tenure of the members of the 14th Legislative Assembly in the state ended on 1 June 2021.[5]

In the previous election in 2016, the LDF bagged around two-thirds of the total seats in the assembly, defeating the incumbent UDF, led by the Indian National Congress (INC), which could only win 47 seats in the election. The BJP won one seat, and the remaining seat was won by an independent, P. C. George, who later formed the party Kerala Janapaksham (Secular).[6]

The Jose faction which had developed within Kerala Congress (M) was suspended from UDF for internal groupism in 2020, and later joined LDF.[7][8] This move gave inroads to LDF in the traditional UDF strongholds of Kottayam district and nearby areas with large number of Syrian Christian voters.[9] In the 2020 Kerala local elections held in December 2020, LDF overtook UDF in the Christian belts of the state, which where traditional strongholds of the UDF, and hence possessed lead in 11 out of 14 districts in the state.[10] After the local elections, A. Vijayaraghavan, the new state secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist), repeatedly alleged that UDF had secret alliance with the fundamentalist organisations like Jamaat-e-Islami.[11][12][13][14] Another major change that occurred after 2016 was the entry of Loktantrik Janata Dal and Indian National League into LDF.[15]

In February 2021, Mani C. Kappan, the sitting MLA of Pala constituency, switched to the UDF after the LDF denied his request to contest in Pala constituency in the election. This resulted in NCP expelling him from the party, following which he formed a new political party named Nationalist Congress Kerala (NCK).[16] In March 2021, R. Balasankar, a senior idealogue and leader of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from Alappuzha, claimed that the Kerala leadership of BJP had struck a secret deal with CPI(M), to weaken and ensure the defeat of Congress-led UDF.[17][18] However BJP rejected Balasankar's claim.[19][20] On 17 March 2021, P. C. Thomas announced that his party Kerala Congress has merged with the Joseph faction of Kerala Congress to form a new party, with him being its Deputy Chairman.[21] P. C. Thomas party currently haven't any bracket on its name, so new party will called Kerala Congress.[21]

ScheduleEdit

 
The constituencies to which election was held
Election Event Date Day
Date of issue of gazette notification 12/03/2021 Friday
Last date for filing nomination 19/03/2021 Friday
Scrutiny of nomination 20/03/2021 Saturday
Last date of withdrawal of candidature 22/03/2021 Monday
Date of polling 06/04/2021 Tuesday
Date of counting 02/05/2021 Sunday
Final voters list for 2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly election
Group of voters Voters population
Male 1,32,83,724
Female 1,41,62,025
Transgender 290
Total Voters 2,74,46,039

[22]

Parties and alliancesEdit

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) is a coalition of centre-left to left-wing political parties, led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM). The United Democratic Front (UDF) is an alliance of centrist to centre-left political parties led by the Indian National Congress (INC). The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) is a coalition of centrist to right-wing parties.

  Left Democratic FrontEdit

An alliance of centre-left to left-wing political parties, the LDF is currently in power. The coalition consists of CPI(M), CPI and several smaller parties.

 
LDF's seat sharing map for the 2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly election.
No. Party Flag Symbol Photo Leader Seats contested Male Female
1. Communist Party of India (Marxist)     A. Vijayaraghavan 77 65 12
2. Communist Party of India     Kanam Rajendran 23 21 2
3. Kerala Congress (M)     Jose K. Mani 12 11 1
4. Janata Dal (Secular)   Mathew T. Thomas 4 4 0
5. Nationalist Congress Party     T. P. Peethambaran 3 3 0
6. Loktantrik Janata Dal     M. V. Shreyams Kumar 3 3 0
7. Indian National League     A. P. Abdul Wahab 3 3 0
8. Congress (Secular)     Kadannappalli Ramachandran 1 1 0
9. Kerala Congress (B)     R. Balakrishna Pillai 1 1 0
10. Janadhipathya Kerala Congress     K. C. Joseph 1 1 0
11. Independents 12 12 0
Total 140 125 15

On 28 February 2021, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) released its campaign slogan for the Assembly election, "Urappanu LDF"[23] (Malayalam: ഉറപ്പാണ് LDF) which translates to "LDF for sure". The alliance released its manifesto on 19 March.[24][25][26][27]

  United Democratic FrontEdit

It is an alliance of centrist to centre-left political parties in the state, founded by the prominent Congress party leader K. Karunakaran in 1978. It is also called the 'Right Front' (വലതുമുന്നണി) as opposed to the 'Left Front' or LDF.

 
Seat sharing map of the UDF for Kerala Assembly elections 2021
No. Party Flag Symbol Photo Leader Seats contested Male Female
1. Indian National Congress     Mullappally Ramachandran 93 83 10
2. Indian Union Muslim League     Sayed Hyderali Shihab Thangal 25 24 1
3. Kerala Congress     P. J. Joseph 10 10 0
4. Revolutionary Socialist Party     A. A. Aziz 5 5 0
5. Nationalist Congress Kerala   Mani C. Kappan 2 2 0
6. Kerala Congress (Jacob)     Anoop Jacob 1 1 0
7. Communist Marxist Party     C. P. John 1 1 0
8. Revolutionary Marxist Party of India     N. Venu 1 0 1
9. Independents 2 2 0
Total 140 128 12

The United Democratic Front (UDF) released their campaign slogan "Naadu Nannakan UDF" (നാട് നന്നാകാൻ UDF) which roughly translates to ‘UDF for Kerala’s Advancement'.[28][29][30] The UDF released their election manifesto on 20 March 2020.[31][32][33][34]

The 2 candidates of NCK contest as Independent candidates, as their party has not completed the registration process for recognition by the Election Commission of India.

  National Democratic AllianceEdit

It is an alliance of right-wing parties. NDA Kerala unit was constituted in 2016. The coalition consists of Bharatiya Janata Party, Bharath Dharma Jana Sena and a variety of other smaller parties.[35]

 
NDA's seat sharing map for the 2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly election.
No. Party Flag Symbol Photo Leader Seats contested Male Female
1. Bharatiya Janata Party     K. Surendran 113 98 15
2. Bharath Dharma Jana Sena   Thushar Vellapally 21 17 4
3. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam     Shobakumar[36] 2 1[a] 1
4. Kerala Kamaraj Congress     Vishnupuram Chandrasekharan 1 1 0
5. Janadhipathya Rashtriya Sabha     C. K. Janu 1 0 1
6. Democratic Social Justice Party[b]       Manjery Bhaskara Pillai[37] 1 1 0
Total 139 118 21

The BJP- led National Democratic Alliance released their campaign slogan "Puthiya Keralam Modikkoppam" (Malayalam: പുതിയ കേരളം മോദിക്കൊപ്പം) which roughly translates to 'New Kerala with Modi.'[38] The BJP pledged if they win the elections they will bring in a Law that they will ban Love Jihad.[39][40]

Nominations of NDA candidates in three constituencies (Thalassery, Guruvayur and Devikulam) were rejected by the Election Commission. They support Democratic Social Justice Party candidate in Guruvayur and AIADMK candidate in Devikulam.[41] NDA offered support for an independent candidate in Thalassery, who however denied the support.[42]

CandidatesEdit

Many parties, including the CPI-M, the INC and the CPI, did not give seats to most sitting candidates who had already served two terms. A third of selected candidates had prior experience in local bodies.[43] The Indian Union Muslim League fielded a female candidate - Noorbeena Rasheed (Kozhikode South) - for the first time in 25 years.[44][45][46] Anannyah Kumari Alex (Vengara) became the first transgender candidate to run for the Kerala Legislative Assembly,[47] but later suspended her campaign after alleged harassment from her party members.[48] The Election Commission turned down the nomination papers of BJP candidates in Thalassery, Guruvayur, and the AIADMK candidate in Devikulam as their nominations were incomplete.[49]

List of contestants from major alliancesEdit

Assembly Constituency LDF [50][51][52] UDF[53][54] NDA[55][56]
# Name Party Candidate Party Candidate Party Candidate
Kasaragod district
1 Manjeshwar CPI(M) V. V. Rameshan IUML A. K. M. Ashraf BJP K. Surendran
2 Kasaragod INL M. A. Latheef IUML N. A. Nellikkunnu BJP K. Sreekanth
3 Udma CPI(M) C. H. Kunhambu INC Periya Balakrishnan BJP A. Velayudhan
4 Kanhangad CPI E. Chandrasekharan INC P. V. Suresh BJP M. Balraj
5 Thrikaripur CPI(M) M. Rajagopal KC M. P. Joseph BJP T. V. Shibin
Kannur district
6 Payyanur CPI(M) T. I. Madusoodhanan INC M. Pradeep Kumar BJP K. K. Sreedharan
7 Kalliasseri CPI(M) M. Vijin INC Brijesh Kumar BJP Arun Kaithapram
8 Taliparamba CPI(M) M. V. Govindan INC Abdul Rasheed V. P. BJP Gangadharan A. P.
9 Irikkur KC(M) Saji Kuttiyanimattom INC Sajeev Joseph BJP Aniyamma Rajendran
10 Azhikode CPI(M) K. V. Sumesh IUML K. M. Shaji BJP K. Ranjith
11 Kannur Con(S) Kadannappalli Ramachandran INC Satheeshan Pacheni BJP Archana Vandichal
12 Dharmadom CPI(M) Pinarayi Vijayan INC C. Raghunath BJP C. K. Padmanabhan
13 Thalassery CPI(M) A. N. Shamseer INC M. P. Aravindakshan None
14 Kuthuparamba LJD K. P. Mohanan IUML P. K. Abdulla BJP C. Sadanandan Master
15 Mattanur CPI(M) K. K. Shailaja RSP Illikkal Agasthy BJP Biju Elakkuzhi
16 Peravoor CPI(M) Sakeer Hussain INC Sunny Joseph BJP Smitha Jayamohan
Wayanad district
17 Mananthavady CPI(M) O. R. Kelu INC P. K. Jayalakshmi BJP Mukundan Palliyara
18 Sulthan Bathery CPI(M) M. S. Viswanathan INC I. C. Balakrishnan JRS C. K. Janu
19 Kalpetta LJD M. V. Shreyams Kumar INC T. Siddique BJP T. M. Subeesh
Kozhikode district
20 Vatakara LJD Manayath Chandran RMPI K. K. Rema BJP M. Rajesh Kumar
21 Kuttiady CPI(M) K. P. Kunhahammed Kutty IUML Parakkal Abdulla BJP P. P. Murali
22 Nadapuram CPI E. K. Vijayan INC K.Praveen Kumar BJP M. P. Rajan
23 Koyilandy CPI(M) Kanathil Jameela INC N. Subramanian BJP N. P. Radhakrishnan
24 Perambra CPI(M) T. P. Ramakrishnan Ind. C. H. Ibrahimkutty BJP K. V. Sudheer
25 Balussery CPI(M) K. M. Sachin Dev INC Dharmajan Bolgatty BJP Libin Bhaskar
26 Elathur NCP A. K. Saseendran Ind. Sulfikar Mayoori BJP T. P. Jayachandran
27 Kozhikode North CPI(M) Thottathil Raveendran INC K. M. Abhijith BJP M. T. Ramesh
28 Kozhikode South INL Ahamed Devarkovil IUML P. K. Noorbeena Rasheed BJP Navya Haridas
29 Beypore CPI(M) P. A. Mohammed Riyas INC P. M. Niyas BJP K. P. Prakash Babu
30 Kunnamangalam Ind. P. T. A. Rahim Ind. Dinesh Perumanna BJP V. K. Sajeevan
31 Koduvally Ind. Karat Razak IUML M. K. Muneer BJP T. Balasoman
32 Thiruvambady CPI(M) Linto Joseph IUML C. P. Cheriya Muhammed BJP Baby Ambat
Malappuram district
33 Kondotty Ind. Sulaiman Haji IUML T. V. Ibrahim BJP Sheeba Unnikrishnan
34 Eranad Ind. K. T. Abdurahman IUML P. K. Basheer BJP Dinesh
35 Nilambur Ind. P. V. Anvar INC V. V. Prakash BJP T. K. Ashok Kumar
36 Wandoor CPI(M) P. Midhuna INC A. P. Anil Kumar BJP P. C. Vijayan
37 Manjeri CPI P. Dibona Nassar IUML U. A. Latheef BJP P. R. Rashmilnath
38 Perinthalmanna Ind. K. P. Musthafa IUML Najeeb Kanthapuram BJP Suchithra Mattada
39 Mankada CPI(M) T. K. Rasheed Ali IUML Manjalamkuzhi Ali BJP Sajesh Elayil
40 Malappuram CPI(M) P. Abdurahman IUML P. Ubaidulla BJP Sethumadhavan
41 Vengara CPI(M) P. Jiji IUML P. K. Kunhalikutty BJP Preman
42 Vallikkunnu INL A. P. Abdul Wahab IUML P. Abdul Hameed BJP Peethambaran Palat
43 Tirurangadi Ind. Niyas Pulikkalakath IUML K. P. A. Majeed BJP Sathar Haji
44 Tanur NSC V. Abdurahman IUML P.K. Firos BJP Narayanan
45 Tirur CPI(M) Gafoor P. Lillis IUML Kurukkoli Moideen BJP M. Abdul Salam
46 Kottakkal NCP N. A. Muhammad Kutty IUML K. K. Abid Hussain Thangal BJP P. P. Ganesan
47 Thavanur Ind. K. T. Jaleel INC Firoz Kunnumparambil BDJS Ramesh Kottayipuram
48 Ponnani CPI(M) P. Nandakumar INC A. M. Rohit BDJS Subramanian Chungappalli
Palakkad district
49 Thrithala CPI(M) M. B. Rajesh INC V. T. Balram BJP Sanku T. Das
50 Pattambi CPI Muhammed Muhsin INC Riyas Mukkoli BJP K. M. Haridas
51 Shornur CPI(M) P. Mammikutty INC T. H. Feroz Babu BJP G. Sandeep Warrier
52 Ottapalam CPI(M) K. Premkumar INC P. Sarin BJP P. Venugopal
53 Kongad CPI(M) K. Shanthakumari IUML U. C. Raman BJP M. Suresh Babu
54 Mannarkkad CPI K. P. Suresh Raj IUML N. Shamsudheen AIADMK B. Naseema
55 Malampuzha CPI(M) A. Prabhakaran INC S. K. Ananthakrishnan BJP C. Krishnakumar
56 Palakkad CPI(M) C. P. Pramod INC Shafi Parambil BJP E. Sreedharan
57 Tarur CPI(M) P. P. Sumod INC K. A. Sheeba BJP K. P. Jayaprakash
58 Chittur JD(S) K. Krishnankutty INC Sumesh Achuthan BJP V. Natesan
59 Nenmara CPI(M) K. Babu CMP(J) C. N. Vijayakrishnan BDJS A. N. Anurag
60 Alathur CPI(M) K. D. Prasenan INC Palayam Pradeep BJP Prashanth Sivan
Thrissur district
61 Chelakkara CPI(M) K. Radhakrishnan INC C. C. Sreekumar BJP Shajumon Vattekkad
62 Kunnamkulam CPI(M) A. C. Moideen INC K. Jayasankar BJP K. K. Aneeshkumar
63 Guruvayur CPI(M) N. K. Akbar IUML K. N. A. Khader DSJP Dileep Nair*
64 Manalur CPI(M) Murali Perunelly INC Vijay Hari BJP A. N. Radhakrishnan
65 Wadakkanchery CPI(M) Xavier Chittilappilly INC Anil Akkara BJP T. S. Ullas Babu
66 Ollur CPI K. Rajan INC Jose Valloor BJP B. Gopalakrishnan
67 Thrissur CPI P. Balachandran INC Padmaja Venugopal BJP Suresh Gopi
68 Nattika CPI C. C. Mukundan INC Sunil Lalur BJP A. K. Lochanan
69 Kaipamangalam CPI E. T. Taison INC Sobha Subin BDJS C. D. Srilal
70 Irinjalakuda CPI(M) R. Bindu KC Thomas Unniyadan BJP Jacob Thomas
71 Puthukkad CPI(M) K. K. Ramachandran INC Sunil Anthikad BJP A. Nagesh
72 Chalakudy KC(M) Dennis Antony INC T. J. Saneesh Kumar Joseph BDJS Unnikrishnan
73 Kodungallur CPI V. R. Sunil Kumar INC M. P. Jackson BJP Santhosh Chirakulam
Ernakulam district
74 Perumbavoor KC(M) Babu Joseph INC Eldhose Kunnappilly BJP T. P. Sindhu Mol
75 Angamaly JD(S) Jose Thettayil INC Roji M. John BJP K. V. Sabu
76 Aluva CPI(M) Shelna Nishad INC Anwar Sadath BJP M. N. Gopi
77 Kalamassery CPI(M) P. Rajeev IUML V. E. Gafoor BDJS P. S. Jayarajan
78 Paravur CPI M. T. Nixon INC V. D. Satheesan BDJS A. B. Jayaprakash
79 Vypin CPI(M) K. N. Unnikrishnan INC Deepak Joy BJP K. S. Shyju
80 Kochi CPI(M) K. J. Maxi INC Tony Chammany BJP C.G. Rajagopal
81 Thrippunithura CPI(M) M. Swaraj INC K. Babu BJP K. S. Radhakrishnan
82 Ernakulam Ind. Shaji George INC T. J. Vinod BJP Padmaja S. Menon
83 Thrikkakara CPI(M) J. Jacob INC P. T. Thomas BJP S. Saji
84 Kunnathunad CPI(M) P. V. Sreejin INC V. P. Sajeendran BJP Renu Suresh
85 Piravom KC(M) Sindhumol Jacob KC(J) Anoop Jacob BJP M. A. Ashish
86 Muvattupuzha CPI Eldo Abraham INC Mathew Kuzhalnadan BJP Jiji Joseph
87 Kothamangalam CPI(M) Antony John KC Shibu Thekkumpuram BDJS Shine K. Krishnan
Idukki district
88 Devikulam CPI(M) A. Raja INC D. Kumar AIADMK S. Ganeshan*
89 Udumbanchola CPI(M) M. M. Mani INC E. M. Augusthy BDJS Santhosh Madhavan
90 Thodupuzha KC(M) K. I. Antony KC P. J. Joseph BJP Shyam Raj P.
91 Idukki KC(M) Roshy Augustine KC Francis George BDJS Sangeetha Viswanathan
92 Peerumade CPI Vazhoor Soman INC Syriac Thomas BJP Srinagari Rajan
Kottayam district
93 Pala KC(M) Jose K. Mani Ind. Mani C. Kappan BJP Prameela Devi
94 Kaduthuruthy KC(M) Stephen George KC Monce Joseph BJP Lijinlal G.
95 Vaikom CPI C. K. Asha INC P. R. Sona BDJS Ajitha Sabu
96 Ettumanoor CPI(M) V. N. Vasavan KC Prince Lukose BJP T. N. Harikumar
97 Kottayam CPI(M) K. Anilkumar INC Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan BJP Minerva Mohan
98 Puthuppally CPI(M) Jaick C. Thomas INC Oommen Chandy BJP N. Hari
99 Changanassery KC(M) Job Michael KC V. J. Laly BJP G. Raman Nair
100 Kanjirappally KC(M) N. Jayaraj INC Joseph Vazhackan BJP Alphons Kannanthanam
101 Poonjar KC(M) Sebastian Kulathunkal INC Tomy Kallany BDJS M. P. Sen
Alappuzha district
102 Aroor CPI(M) Daleema Jojo INC Shanimol Usman BDJS Aniyappan
103 Cherthala CPI P. Prasad INC S. Sarath BDJS P. S. Jyothis
104 Alappuzha CPI(M) P. P. Chitharanjan INC K. S. Manoj BJP R. Sandeep Vachaspathi
105 Ambalappuzha CPI(M) H. Salam INC M. Liju BJP Anoop Antony Joseph
106 Kuttanad NCP Thomas K. Thomas KC Jacob Abraham BDJS Thampi Mettuthara
107 Haripad CPI R. Sajilal INC Ramesh Chennithala BJP K. Soman
108 Kayamkulam CPI(M) U. Prathibha INC Aritha Babu BDJS Pradeep Lal
109 Mavelikara CPI(M) M. S. Arun Kumar INC K. K. Shaju BJP Sanju
110 Chengannur CPI(M) Saji Cheriyan INC M. Murali BJP M. V. Gopakumar
Pathanamthitta district
111 Thiruvalla JD(S) Mathew T. Thomas KC Kunju Koshy Paul BJP Ashokan Kulanada
112 Ranni KC(M) Pramod Narayan INC Ringoo Cherian BDJS Padmakumar K.
113 Aranmula CPI(M) Veena George INC K. Sivadasan Nair BJP Biju Mathew
114 Konni CPI(M) K. U. Jenish Kumar INC Robin Peter BJP K. Surendran
115 Adoor CPI Chittayam Gopakumar INC M. G. Kannan BJP Pandalam Prathapan
Kollam district
116 Karunagapally CPI R. Ramachandran INC C. R. Mahesh BJP Bitty Sudheer
117 Chavara Ind. Sujith Vijayan RSP Shibu Baby John BJP Vivek Gopan
118 Kunnathur Ind. Kovoor Kunjumon RSP Ullas Kovoor BJP Raji Prasad
119 Kottarakkara CPI(M) K. N. Balagopal INC Resmi R. BJP Vayakkal Soman
120 Pathanapuram KC(B) K. B. Ganesh Kumar INC Jyothikumar Chamakkala BJP Jithin Dev
121 Punalur CPI P. S. Supal IUML Abdurahman Randathani BJP Ayoor Murali
122 Chadayamangalam CPI J. Chinchu Rani INC M. M. Naseer BJP Vishnu Pattathanam
123 Kundara CPI(M) J. Mercykutty Amma INC P. C. Vishnunath BDJS Vanaja Vidyadharan
124 Kollam CPI(M) Mukesh INC Bindhu Krishna BJP M. Sunil
125 Eravipuram CPI(M) M. Noushad RSP Babu Divakaran BDJS Ranjith Raveendran
126 Chathannoor CPI G. S. Jayalal INC Peethambara Kurup BJP B. B. Gopakumar
Thiruvananthapuram district
127 Varkala CPI(M) V. Joy INC B. R. M. Shafeer BDJS Aji S. R. M.
128 Attingal CPI(M) O. S. Ambika RSP A. Sreedharan BJP P. Sudheer
129 Chirayinkeezhu CPI V. Sasi INC Anup B.S. BJP Ashanath
130 Nedumangad CPI G. R. Anil INC P. S. Prasanth BJP J. R. Padmakumar
131 Vamanapuram CPI(M) D. K. Murali INC Anad Jayan BDJS Thazhava Sahadevan
132 Kazhakkoottam CPI(M) Kadakampally Surendran INC S. S. Lal BJP Shobha Surendran
133 Vattiyoorkavu CPI(M) V. K. Prasanth INC Veena S. Nair BJP V. V. Rajesh
134 Thiruvananthapuram JKC Antony Raju INC V. S. Sivakumar BJP Krishna Kumar
135 Nemom CPI(M) V. Sivankutty INC K. Muraleedharan BJP Kummanam Rajasekharan
136 Aruvikkara CPI(M) G. Stephen INC K. S. Sabarinathan BJP C. Sivankutty
137 Parassala CPI(M) C. K. Hareendran INC Ansajitha Ressal BJP Karamana Jayan
138 Kattakkada CPI(M) I. B. Sathish INC Malayinkeezhu Venugopal BJP P. K. Krishnadas
139 Kovalam JD(S) Neelalohithadasan Nadar INC M. Vincent KKC Vishnupuram Chandrasekharan
140 Neyyattinkara CPI(M) K. Ansalan INC R. Selvaraj BJP Rajasekharan S Nair
* Candidates with outside support from the alliance.

Opinion PollsEdit

Date published Polling agency Lead Ref.
LDF UDF NDA
30 April 2021 RSOC Labs[better source needed] 66-71 67–73 0–3 Hung [57]
2 April 2021 Truecopy Think[better source needed] 85–95 45–55 0–2 14–24 [58]
29 March 2021 Asianet News–C fore 82–91 46–54 3–7 11–20 [59]
26 March 2021 Patriotic Voter 80-83 49-52 4 9 [60]
24 March 2021 MathrubhumiCVoter 73–83 56–66 0–1 2–12 [61]
Manorama News–VMR 77–82 54–59 0–3 6–11 [62]
Times NowCVoter 77 62 1 6 [63]
19 March 2021 Mathrubhumi NewsCVoter 75-83 (79) 55–60 (57) 0–2 (1) 4–12 (8) [64]
15 March 2021 ABP NewsCVoter 77–85 54–62 0–2 6–14 [65]
MediaOne–P-Marq (Politique Marquer) 74–80 58–64 0–2 3–9 [66]
8 March 2021 Times NowCVoter 82 56 1 11 [67]
1 March 2021 Patriotic Voter 77 59 4 6 [60]
28 February 2021 24 News 72–78 63–69 1–2 1–7 [68]
27 February 2021 ABP NewsCVoter 83–91 47–55 0–2 12–20 [69]
25 February 2021 Lok Poll 75–80 60–65 0–1 4–9 [70]
21 February 2021 Spick Media Survey 85 53 2 14 [71]
24 News 68–78 62–72 1–2 Hung [72]
Asianet News–C fore 72–78 59–65 3–7 1–7 [73]
18 January 2021 ABP NewsCVoter 81–89 41–47 0–2 10–18 [74]
6 January 2021 Lok Poll 73–78 62–67 0–1 2–7 [75]
4 July 2020 Asianet News–C fore 77–83 54–60 3–7 6–12 [76]

Asianet News–C fore Survey (July 2020)Edit

Vote share predicted by Asianet C-Fore Survey [04/07/2020][76][77]
Social group LDF UDF NDA Others Lead
Total vote 42 39 18 1 3
Seats 79 56 5 0 23
Region
North Vote Share 43 39 18 1 4
Central 39 42 18 1 3
South 41 38 20 1 3
North Seats 41 17 2 0 24
Central 18 23 1 0 5
South 20 16 2 0 4
Gender
Men 41 34 16 9 7
Women 34 35 13 18 1
Caste and Religion
Muslims 49 31 20 18
Ezhava 47 23 24 6 23
Syrian Christians
(Jacobite/Orthodox/Marthoma)
29 48 14 9 19
Catholic Christians 24 61 3 12 37
Dalits 37 25 22 16 12
Nairs 24 42 27 7 15
Other castes 17 40 33 10 7
Employment
Students 44 29 15 12 15
Government employees 51 21 7 21 30
Farmers 58 25 15 2 33
Homemakers 36 38 11 15 2
Unemployed 27 51 16 6 24
Private employees 25 42 18 15 17
Entrepreneurs 4 54 32 10 22
Age
18-25 43 30 15 12 13
26-35 31 38 17 14 7
36-50 40 31 16 13 9
50+ 36 44 5 15 8

Exit pollsEdit

Exit polls were published after 7:30pm IST on 29 April, as per orders from Election Commission of India.[78]

Date published Polling agency Lead Ref.
LDF UDF NDA Others
29 April 2021 India News iTV - Jan Ki Baat 64 - 76 61 - 71 2 - 4 - Hung [79]
Patriotic Voter 84-92 45-51 2 - 4 0 - 1 36 [80]
India Today - Axis My India 104 - 120 20 - 36 0 - 2 0 - 2 33 - 49 [81]
Manorama News - VMR 68 - 78 59 - 70 0 - 2 0 - 1 Hung [82]
News24 - Today's Chanakya 93 - 111 26 - 44 0 - 6 0 - 2 22 - 40 [83]
DB Live 80 - 74 59 - 65 2 - 7 - 3 - 10 [84]
Reporter TV - P-MARQ 72 - 79 60 - 66 0 - 3 0 - 1 2 - 8 [85]
Republic - CNX 72 - 80 58 - 64 1 - 5 - 2 - 9 [83]
Sudarshan News 70 - 80 59 - 65 2 - 6 1- 3 1 - 9 [86]
Times Now / ABP - C-Voter 71 - 77 62 - 68 0 - 2 - 1 - 6 [83]
TV9 Bharatvarsh - POLSTRAT 70 - 80 59 - 69 0 - 2 - 1 - 9 [87]

ElectionEdit

VotingEdit

Districts Voter Turnout
District wise map of Kerala District %
  Kasaragod 74.91
Kannur 77.78
Wayanad 74.98
Kozhikode 78.41
Malappuram 74.50
Palakkad 76.20
Thrissur 73.89
Ernakulam 74.15
Idukki 70.37
Kottayam 72.12
Alappuzha 74.75
Pathanamthitta 68.09
Kollam 73.16
Thiruvananthapuram 70.01
Kerala 74.57
Note: These figures are not final.

ResultEdit

SummaryEdit

99 41
LDF UDF

The incumbent LDF retained power with 99 seats, 8 more than in the previous election. This marks the first time an alliance has won consecutive terms in the state since 1977.[2] The UDF won 41 seats; 6 less than before. However, the total vote-share of the UDF increased compared to the previous election.[88][89] The NDA lost their lone seat in Nemom, and suffered a significant loss in vote-share.[88][89] P. C. George, the Kerala Janapaksham (Secular) candidate in Poonjar, lost his sitting seat to the LDF, coming second. Twenty20 Kizhakkambalam came third in both Kunnathunad and Kochi seats. Besides Poonjar, Kunnathunad, and Kochi, the NDA dropped to fourth position in Vengara, where an Independent candidate overtook the BJP to become third. The Revolutionary Marxist Party of India opened its account in the State Legislative assembly, winning from Vadakara, a left-socialist stronghold, having the outside support of UDF.[88] In Pala, Mani C. Kappen won as a UDF Independent candidate.

K. K. Shailaja, who as Health Minister had won plaudits for her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, was re-elected in Mattanur with a record majority of 67,013 votes.[90] K. A. Shaji of Down to Earth pointed to the LDF government's success in minimising covid deaths, and reducing economic hardship for people affected by the lockdown as the primary cause for its re-election.[91]

Pinarayi Vijayan alleged that BJP supporters voted for the UDF in close seats, to ensure the defeat of LDF.[92][93] UDF leader Ramesh Chennithala replied that the secret deal was between the BJP and the LDF to ensure the defeat of the UDF and thus create Congress-Muktha Bharat (Congress-free India).[94] He further said that the account of the BJP was closed by the decisions taken by the UDF in the constituencies of Nemom, Palakkad and Manjeshwar.[94]

Map displaying constituencies won by parties
Alliance Party Popular vote[88][89] Seats[88][89]
Votes[88] %[88] ±pp[89] Contested Won[88] +/−[89]
LDF Communist Party of India (Marxist) 5,288,502 25.38%  1.14% 77 62  4
Communist Party of India 1,579,235 7.58%  0.54% 23 17  2
Kerala Congress (M) 684,363 3.28%  0.71% 12 5  1
Janata Dal (Secular) 265,789 1.28%  0.17% 4 2   1
Nationalist Congress Party 206,130 0.99%  0.18% 3 2    0
Loktantrik Janata Dal 193,010 0.93% New 3 1 New
Indian National League 138,587 0.66%  % 3 1   1
UDF Indian National Congress 5,233,429 25.12%  1.42% 93 21   1
Indian Union Muslim League 1,723,593 8.27%  0.87% 25 15   3
Kerala Congress 554,115 2.66%  % 10 2   2
Revolutionary Socialist Party 244,388 1.17%  0.10% 5 0    0
Kerala Congress (Jacob) 85,056 0.41%  0.04% 1 1    0
Revolutionary Marxist Party of India 65,093 0.031%  % 1 1   1
NDA Bharatiya Janata Party 2,354,468 11.30%  0.77% 113 0   1
Bharath Dharma Jana Sena 217,445 1.06%  2.94% 21 0   0
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 10,376 0.05% 1 0   0
None Bahujan Samaj Party 48,379 0.23%  0.01% 0    0
Twenty Twenty Party 145,664 0.71%  0.71% 8 0    0
Social Democratic Party of India %  % 0    0
None of the above 97,695 0.47%  0.06%      
Total 20,833,801[95] 100.00 140
Valid votes 20,833,801 N/A
Invalid votes N/A N/A
Votes cast / Turnout [95] 74.06[95]
Registered voters 27,446,039[95]

By allianceEdit

LDF SEATS UDF SEATS NDA SEATS
CPI(M) 62 INC 21 BJP 0
CPI 17 IUML 15 BDJS 0
KC(M) 5 KEC 2 AIADMK 0
JD(S) 2 RMPI 1 KKC 0
NCP 2 NCK 1 JRS 0
KC(B) 1 KC(Ja) 1 DSJP 0
INL 1 CMP 0
LJD 1 RSP 0
C(S) 1 IND 0
JKC 1
IND 6
Total 99 Total 41 Total 0
Change +8 Change -6 Change -1

By regionEdit

Region wise map of Kerala Region Total Seats UDF LDF NDA OTH
  North Kerala 32 8 24 0 0
Central Kerala 55 24 31 0 0
South Kerala 53 9 44 0 0

By districtEdit

District wise map of Kerala District Total Seats UDF LDF NDA OTH
  Kasaragod 5 2 3 0 0
Kannur 11 2 9 0 0
Wayanad 3 2 1 0 0
Kozhikode 13 2 11 0 0
Malappuram 16 12 4 0 0
Palakkad 12 2 10 0 0
Thrissur 13 1 12 0 0
Ernakulam 14 9 5 0 0
Idukki 5 1 4 0 0
Kottayam 9 4 5 0 0
Alappuzha 9 1 8 0 0
Pathanamthitta 5 0 5 0 0
Kollam 11 2 9 0 0
Trivandrum 14 1 13 0 0

By constituencyEdit

Constituency Valid votes

(%)

Winner Runner-up Margin
# Name Candidate Party Alliance Votes % Candidate Party Alliance Votes %
Kasaragod district
1 Manjeshwar A. K. M. Ashraf   IUML   UDF 65,758 38.14 K. Surendran   BJP   NDA 65,013 37.70 745
2 Kasaragod N. A. Nellikkunnu   IUML   UDF 63,296 43.80 K. Shreekanth   BJP   NDA 50,395 34.88 12,901
3 Udma C. H. Kunhambu   CPI(M)   LDF 78,664 47.58 Balakrishnan Periye   INC   UDF 65,342 39.52 13,322
4 Kanhangad E. Chandrasekharan   CPI   LDF 84,615 50.72 P. V. Suresh   INC   UDF 57,476 34.45 27,139
5 Thrikaripur M. Rajagopalan   CPI(M)   LDF 86,151 53.71 M. P. Joseph   KC   UDF 60,014 37.41 26,137
Kannur district
6 Payyanur TI. Madhusoodanan   CPI(M)   LDF 93,695 62.49 M. Pradeep Kumar   INC   UDF 43,915 29.29 49,780
7 Kalliasseri M. Vijin   CPI(M)   LDF 88,252 60.62 Brijesh Kumar   INC   UDF 43,859 30.13 44,393
8 Taliparamba M. V. Govindan   CPI(M)   LDF 92,870 52.14 Abdul Rasheed V. P.   INC   UDF 70,181 39.4 22,689
9 Irikkur Sajeev Joseph   INC   UDF 76,764 50.33 Saji Kuttiyanimattom   KC(M)   LDF 66,754 43.77 10,010
10 Azhikode K. V. Sumesh   CPI(M)   LDF 65,794 45.41 K. M. Shaji   IUML   UDF 59,653 41.17 6,141
11 Kannur Kadannappalli Ramachandran   Con(S)   LDF 60,313 44.98 Satheeshan Pacheni   INC   UDF 58,568 43.68 1,745
12 Dharmadom Pinarayi Vijayan   CPI(M)   LDF 95,522 59.61 C. Raghunath   INC   UDF 45,399 28.33 50,123
13 Thalassery A. N. Shamseer   CPI(M)   LDF 81,810 61.52 M. P. Aravindakshan   INC   UDF 45,009 33.84 36,801
14 Kuthuparamba K. P. Mohanan   LJD   LDF 70,626 45.36 P. K. Abdulla   IUML   UDF 61,085 39.23 9,541
15 Mattannur K. K. Shailaja   CPI(M)   LDF 96,129 61.97 Illikkal Agasthy   RSP   UDF 35,166 22.67 60,963
16 Peravoor Sunny Joseph   INC   UDF 66,706 46.93 Sakeer Hussain   CPI(M)   LDF 63,534 44.7 3,172
Wayanad district
17 Mananthavady O. R. Kelu   CPI(M)   LDF 72,536 47.54 P. K. Jayalakshmi   INC   UDF 63,254 41.46 9,282
18 Sulthan Bathery I. C. Balakrishnan   INC
  UDF
81,077 48.42 M. S. Viswanathan   CPI(M)   LDF 69,255 41.36 11,822
19 Kalpetta T. Siddique   INC   UDF 70,252 46.15 M. V. Shreyams Kumar   LJD   LDF 64,782 42.56 5,470
Kozhikode district
20 Vadakara K. K. Rema   RMPI   UDF 65,093 47.63 Manayath Chandran   LJD   LDF 57,602 42.15 7,491
21 Kuttiady K. P. Kunhahammed Kutty   CPI(M)   LDF 80,143 47.2 Parakkal Abdulla   IUML   UDF 79,810 47.01 333
22 Nadapuram E. K. Vijayan   CPI   LDF 83,293 47.46 K.Praveen Kumar   INC   UDF 79,258 45.16 4,035
23 Koyilandy Kanathil Jameela   CPI(M)   LDF 75,628 46.66 N. Subramanian   INC   UDF 67,156 41.43 8,472
24 Perambra T. P. Ramakrishnan   CPI(M)   LDF 86,023 52.54 C. H. Ibrahimkutty   Ind.   UDF 63,431 38.74 22,592
25 Balussery K. M. Sachin Dev   CPI(M)   LDF 91,839 50.47 Dharmajan Bolgatty   INC   UDF 71,467 39.28 20,372
26 Elathur A. K. Saseendran   NCP   LDF 83,639 50.89 Sulfikar Mayoori   NCK   UDF 45,137 27.46 38,502
27 Kozhikode North Thottathil Raveendran   CPI(M)   LDF 59,124 42.98 K. M. Abhijith   INC   UDF 46,196 33.58 12,928
28 Kozhikode South Ahamed Devarkovil   INL   LDF 52,557 44.15 P. K. Noorbeena Rasheed   IUML   UDF 40,098 33.68 12,459
29 Beypore P. A. Mohammed Riyas   CPI(M)   LDF 82,165 49.73 P. M. Niyas   INC   UDF 53,418 32.33 28,747
30 Kunnamangalam P. T. A. Rahim   Ind.   LDF 85,138 43.93 Dinesh Perumanna   Ind.   UDF 74,862 38.62 10,276
31 Koduvally M. K. Muneer   IUML   UDF 72,336 47.86 Karat Razak   Ind.   LDF 65,992 43.66 6,344
32 Thiruvambady Linto Joseph   CPI(M)   LDF 67,867 47.46 C. P. Cheriya Muhammed   IUML   UDF 63,224 44.21 5,596
Malappuram district
33 Kondotty T. V. Ibrahim   IUML   UDF 82,759 50.42 Sulaiman Haji   Ind.   LDF 65,093 39.66 17,666
34 Eranad P. K. Basheer   IUML   UDF 78,076 54.49 K. T. Abdurahman   Ind.   LDF 55,530 38.76 22,546
35 Nilambur P. V. Anvar   Ind.   LDF 81,227 46.9 V. V. Prakash   INC   UDF 78,527 45.34 2,700
36 Wandoor A. P. Anil Kumar   INC   UDF 87,415 51.44 P. Midhuna   CPI(M)   LDF 71,852 42.28 15,563
37 Manjeri U. A. Latheef   IUML   UDF 78,836 50.22 P. Dibona Nassar   CPI   LDF 64,263 40.93 14,573
38 Perinthalmanna Najeeb Kanthapuram   IUML   UDF 76,530 46.21 K. P. Mustafa   Ind.   LDF 76,492 46.19 38
39 Mankada Manjalamkuzhi Ali   IUML   UDF 83,231 49.46 T. K. Rasheed Ali   CPI(M)   LDF 76,985 45.75 6,246
40 Malappuram P. Ubaidulla   IUML   UDF 93,166 57.57 P. Abdurahman   CPI(M)   LDF 57,958 35.82 35,208
41 Vengara P. K. Kunhalikutty   IUML   UDF 70,381 53.5 P. Jiji   CPI(M)   LDF 39,785 30.24 30,596
42 Vallikkunnu P. Abdul Hameed   IUML   UDF 71,823 47.43 A. P. Abdul Wahab   INL   LDF 57,707 38.11 14,116
43 Tirurangadi K. P. A. Majeed   IUML   UDF 73,499 49.74 Niyas Pulikkalakath   Ind.   LDF 63,921 43.26 9,578
44 Tanur V. Abdurahman   NSC   LDF 70,704 46.34 P. K. Firos   IUML   UDF 69,719 45.7 985
45 Tirur Kurukkoli Moideen   IUML   UDF 82,314 48.21 Ghafoor P. Lillis   CPI(M)   LDF 75,100 43.98 7,214
46 Kottakkal K. K. Abid Hussain Thangal   IUML   UDF 81,700 51.08 N. A. Muhammad Kutty   NCP   LDF 65,112 40.71 16,588
47 Thavanur K. T. Jaleel   Ind.   LDF 70,358 46.46 Firoz Kunnumparambil   INC   UDF 67,794 44.77 2,564
48 Ponnani P. Nandakumar   CPI(M)   LDF 74,668 51.35 A. M. Rohit   INC   UDF 57,625 39.63 17,043
Palakkad district
49 Thrithala M. B. Rajesh   CPI(M)   LDF 69,814 45.84 V. T. Balram   INC   UDF 66,798 43.86 3,016
50 Pattambi Muhammed Muhsin   CPI   LDF 75,311 49.58 Riyas Mukkoli   INC   UDF 57,337 37.74 17,974
51 Shornur P. Mammikutty   CPI(M)   LDF 74,400 48.98 T. H. Feroz Babu   INC   UDF 37,726 24.83 36,674
52 Ottapalam K. Premkumar   CPI(M)   LDF 74,859 46.45 P. Sarin   INC   UDF 59,707 37.05 15,152
53 Kongad K. Shanthakumari   CPI(M)   LDF 67,881 49.01 U. C. Raman   IUML   UDF 40,662 29.36 27,219
54 Mannarkkad N. Shamsudheen   IUML   UDF 71,657 47.11 K. P. Suresh Raj   CPI   LDF 65,787 43.25 5,870
55 Malampuzha A. Prabhakaran   CPI(M)   LDF 75,934 46.41 C. Krishnakumar   BJP   NDA 50,200 30.68 25,734
56 Palakkad Shafi Parambil   INC   UDF 54,079 38.06 E. Sreedharan   BJP   NDA 50,220 35.34 3,859
57 Tarur P. P. Sumod   CPI(M)   LDF 67,744 51.58 K. A. Sheeba   INC   UDF 43,213 32.90 24,531
58 Chittur K. Krishnankutty   JD(S)   LDF 84,672 55.38 Sumesh Achuthan   INC   UDF 50,794 33.22 33,878
59 Nenmara K. Babu   CPI(M)   LDF 80,145 52.89 C. N. Vijayakrishnan   CMP   UDF 51,441 33.95 28,704
60 Alathur K. D. Prasenan   CPI(M)   LDF 74,653 55.15 Palayam Pradeep   INC   UDF 40,535 29.94 34,118
Thrissur district
61 Chelakkara K. Radhakrishnan   CPI(M)   LDF 83,415 54.41 C. C. Sreekumar   INC   UDF 44,015 28.71 39,400
62 Kunnamkulam A. C. Moideen   CPI(M)   LDF 75,532 48.78 K. Jayasankar   INC   UDF 48,901 31.58 26,631
63 Guruvayur N. K. Akbar   CPI(M)   LDF 77,072 52.52 K. N. A. Khader   IUML   UDF 58,804 40.07 18,268
64 Manalur Murali Perunelly   CPI(M)   LDF 78,337 46.77 Vijay Hari   INC   UDF 48,461 28.93 29,876
65 Wadakkanchery Xavier Chittilappilly   CPI(M)   LDF 81,026 47.7 Anil Akkara   INC   UDF 65,858 38.77 15,168
66 Ollur K. Rajan   CPI   LDF 76,657 49.09 Jose Valloor   INC   UDF 55,151 35.31 21,506
67 Thrissur P. Balachandran   CPI   LDF 44,263 34.25 Padmaja Venugopal   INC   UDF 43,317 33.52 946
68 Nattika C. C. Mukundan   CPI   LDF 72,930 47.49 Sunil Lalur   INC   UDF 44,499 28.98 28,431
69 Kaipamangalam E. T. Taison   CPI   LDF 73,161 53.76 Sobha Subin   INC   UDF 50,463 37.08 22,698
70 Irinjalakuda R. Bindu   CPI(M)   LDF 62,493 40.27 Thomas Unniyadan   KC   UDF 56,544 36.44 5,949
71 Puthukkad K. K. Ramachandran   CPI(M)   LDF 73,365 46.94 Sunil Anthikad   INC   UDF 46,012 29.44 27,353
72 Chalakudy T. J. Saneesh Kumar Joseph   INC   UDF 61,888 43.23 Dennis Antony   KC(M)   LDF 60,831 42.49 1,057
73 Kodungallur V. R. Sunil Kumar   CPI   LDF 71,457 47.99 M. P. Jackson   INC   UDF 47,564 31.94 23,893
Ernakulam district
74 Perumbavoor Eldhose Kunnappilly   INC   UDF 53,484 37.1 Babu Joseph   KC(M)   LDF 50,585 35.09 2,899
75 Angamaly Roji M. John   INC   UDF 71,562 51.86 Jose Thettayil   JD(S)   LDF 55,633 40.31 15,929
76 Aluva Anwar Sadath   INC   UDF 73,703 49.00 Shelna Nishad   CPI(M)   LDF 54,817 36.44 18,886
77 Kalamassery P. Rajeev   CPI(M)   LDF 77,141 49.49 V. E. Gafoor   IUML   UDF 61,805 39.65 15,336
78 Paravur V. D. Satheesan   INC   UDF 82,264 51.87 M. T. Nixon   CPI   LDF 60,963 38.44 21,301
79 Vypin K. N. Unnikrishnan   CPI(M)   LDF 53,858 41.24 Deepak Joy   INC   UDF 45,657 34.96 8,201
80 Kochi K. J. Maxi   CPI(M)   LDF 54,632 42.45 Tony Chammany   INC   UDF 40,553 31.51 14,079
81 Thrippunithura K. Babu   INC   UDF 65,875 42.14 M. Swaraj   CPI(M)   LDF 64,883 41.51 992
82 Ernakulam T. J. Vinod   INC   UDF 45,930 41.72 Shaji George   Ind.   LDF 34,960 31.75 10,970
83 Thrikkakara P. T. Thomas   INC   UDF 59,839 43.82 J. Jacob   CPI(M)   LDF 45,510 33.32 14,329
84 Kunnathunad P. V. Sreejin   CPI(M)   LDF 52,351 33.79 V. P. Sajeendran   INC   UDF 49,636 32.04 2,715
85 Piravom Anoop Jacob   KC(J)   UDF 85,056 53.8 Sindhumol Jacob   KC(M)   LDF 59,692 37.76 25,364
86 Muvattupuzha Mathew Kuzhalnadan   INC   UDF 64,425 44.63 Eldo Abraham   CPI   LDF 58,264 40.36 6,161
87 Kothamangalam Antony John   CPI(M)   LDF 64,234 46.99 Shibu Thekkumpuram   KC   UDF 57,629 42.16 6,605
Idukki district
88 Devikulam A. Raja   CPI(M)   LDF 59,049 51.00 D. Kumar   INC   UDF 51,201 44.22 7,848
89 Udumbanchola M. M. Mani   CPI(M)   LDF 77,381 61.80 E. M. Augusthy   INC   UDF 39,076 31.21 38,305
90 Thodupuzha P. J. Joseph   KC   UDF 67,495 48.63 K. I. Antony   KC(M)   LDF 47,236 34.03 20,259
91 Idukki Roshy Augustine   KC(M)   LDF 62,368 47.48 Francis George   KC   UDF 56,795 43.24 5,573
92 Peerumade Vazhoor Soman   CPI   LDF 60,141 47.25 Syriac Thomas   INC   UDF 58,306 45.81 1,835
Kottayam district
93 Pala Mani C. Kappan   NCK   UDF 69,804 50.43 Jose K. Mani   KC(M)   LDF 54,426 39.32 15,378
94 Kaduthuruthy Monce Joseph   KC   UDF 59,666 45.4 Stephen George   KC(M)   LDF 55,410 42.17 4,256
95 Vaikom C. K. Asha   CPI   LDF 71,388 55.96 P. R. Sona   INC   UDF 42,266 33.13 29,122
96 Ettumanoor V. N. Vasavan   CPI(M)   LDF 58,289 46.2 Prince Lukose   KC   UDF 43,986 34.86 14,303
97 Kottayam Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan   INC   UDF 65,401 53.72 K. Anilkumar   CPI(M)   LDF 46,658 38.33 18,743
98 Puthuppally Oommen Chandy   INC   UDF 63,372 48.08 Jaick C. Thomas   CPI(M)   LDF 54,328 41.22 9,044
99 Changanassery Job Michael   KC(M)   LDF 55,425 44.85 V. J. Laly   KC   UDF 49,366 39.94 6,059
100 Kanjirappally N. Jayaraj   KC(M)   LDF 60,299 43.79 Joseph Vazhackan   INC   UDF 46,596 33.84 13,703
101 Poonjar Sebastian Kulathunkal   KC(M)   LDF 58,668 41.94 P. C. George   Ind. N/A 41,851 29.92 16,817
Alappuzha district
102 Aroor Daleema Jojo   CPI(M)   LDF 75,617 45.97 Shanimol Usman   INC   UDF 68,604 41.71 7,013
103 Cherthala P. Prasad   CPI   LDF 83,702 47.00 S. Sarath   INC   UDF 77,554 43.55 6,148
104 Alappuzha P. P. Chitharanjan   CPI(M)   LDF 73,412 46.33 K. S. Manoj   INC   UDF 61,768 38.98 11,644
105 Ambalappuzha H. Salam   CPI(M)   LDF 61,365 44.79 M. Liju   INC   UDF 50,240 36.67 11,125
106 Kuttanad Thomas K. Thomas   NCP   LDF 57,379 45.67 Jacob Abraham   KC   UDF 51,863 41.28 5,516
107 Haripad Ramesh Chennithala   INC   UDF 72,768 48.31 R. Sajilal   CPI   LDF 59,102 39.24 13,666
108 Kayamkulam U. Prathibha   CPI(M)   LDF 77,348 47.97 Aritha Babu   INC   UDF 71,050 44.06 6,298
109 Mavelikara M. S. Arun Kumar   CPI(M)   LDF 71,743 47.61 K. K. Shaju   INC   UDF 47,026 31.21 24,717
110 Chengannur Saji Cheriyan   CPI(M)   LDF 71,502 48.58 M. Murali   INC   UDF 39,409 26.78 32,093
Pathanamthitta district
111 Thiruvalla Mathew T. Thomas   JD(S)   LDF 62,178 44.56 Kunju Koshy Paul   KC   UDF 50,757 36.37 11,421
112 Ranni Pramod Narayan   KC(M)   LDF 52,669 41.22 Rinku Cheriyan   INC   UDF 51,384 40.21 1,285
113 Aranmula Veena George   CPI(M)   LDF 74,950 46.3 K. Sivadasan Nair   INC   UDF 55,947 34.56 19,003
114 Konni K. U. Jenish Kumar   CPI(M)   LDF 62,318 41.62 Robin Peter   INC   UDF 53,810 35.94 8,508
115 Adoor Chittayam Gopakumar   CPI   LDF 66,569 42.83 M G Kannan   INC   UDF 63,650 40.96 2,919
Kollam district
116 Karunagapally C. R. Mahesh   INC   UDF 94,225 54.38 R. Ramachandran   CPI(M)   LDF 65,017 37.52 29,208
117 Chavara Sujith Vijayan   Ind.   LDF 63,282 44.29 Shibu Baby John   RSP   UDF 62,186 43.52 1,096
118 Kunnathur Kovoor Kunjumon   Ind.   LDF 69,436 43.13 Ullas Kovoor   RSP   UDF 66,646 41.4 2,790
119 Kottarakkara K. N. Balagopal   CPI(M)   LDF 68,770 45.98 Resmi R.   INC   UDF 57,956 38.75 10,814
120 Pathanapuram K. B. Ganesh Kumar   KC(B)   LDF 67,276 49.09 Jyothikumar Chamakkala   INC   UDF 52,940 38.63 14,336
121 Punalur P. S. Supal   CPI   LDF 80,428 54.99 Abdurahiman Randathani   IUML   UDF 43,371 29.66 37,057
122 Chadayamangalam J. Chinchu Rani   CPI   LDF 67,252 45.69 M. M. Naseer   INC   UDF 53,574 36.4 13,678
123 Kundara P. C. Vishnunath   INC   UDF 76,405 48.85 J. Mercykutty Amma   CPI(M)   LDF 71,882 45.96 4,523
124 Kollam Mukesh   CPI(M)   LDF 58,524 44.86 Bindhu Krishna   INC   UDF 56,452 43.27 2,072
125 Eravipuram M. Noushad   CPI(M)   LDF 71,573 56.25 Babu Divakaran   RSP   UDF 43,452 34.15 28,121
126 Chathannoor G. S. Jayalal   CPI   LDF 59,296 43.12 B. B. Gopakumar   BJP   NDA 42,090 30.61 17,206
Thiruvananthapuram district
127 Varkala V. Joy   CPI(M)   LDF 68,816 50.89 B. R. M. Shefeer   INC   UDF 50,995 37.71 17,821
128 Attingal O. S. Ambika   CPI(M)   LDF 69,898 47.35 P. Sudheer   BJP   NDA 38,262 25.92 31,636
129 Chirayinkeezhu V. Sasi   CPI   LDF 62,634 43.17 B. S. Anoop   INC   UDF 48,617 33.51 14,017
130 Nedumangad G. R. Anil   CPI   LDF 72,742 47.54 P. S. Prasanth   INC   UDF 49,433 32.31 23,309
131 Vamanapuram D. K. Murali   CPI(M)   LDF 73,137 49.91 Anad Jayan   INC   UDF 62,895 42.92 10,242
132 Kazhakootam Kadakampally Surendran   CPI(M)   LDF 63,690 46.04 Sobha Surendran   BJP   NDA 40,193 29.06 23,497
133 Vattiyoorkavu V. K. Prasanth   CPI(M)   LDF 61,111 41.44 V.V. Rajesh   BJP   NDA 39,596 28.77 21,515
134 Thiruvananthapuram Antony Raju   JKC   LDF 48,748 38.01 V. S. Sivakumar   INC   UDF 41,659 32.49 7,089
135 Nemom V. Sivankutty   CPI(M)   LDF 55,837 38.24 Kummanam Rajasekharan   BJP   NDA 51,888 35.54 3,949
136 Aruvikkara G. Stephen   CPI(M)   LDF 66,776 45.83 K. S. Sabarinathan   INC   UDF 61,730 42.37 5,046
137 Parassala C. K. Hareendran   CPI(M)   LDF 78,548 48.16 Sajitha Ressal   INC   UDF 52,720 32.23 25,828
138 Kattakkada I. B. Sathish   CPI(M)   LDF 66,293 45.52 Malayinkeezhu Venugopal   INC   UDF 43,062 29.57 23,231
139 Kovalam M. Vincent   INC   UDF 74,868 47.06 Neelalohithadasan Nadar   JD(S)   LDF 63,306 39.79 11,562
140 Neyyattinkara K. Ansalan   CPI(M)   LDF 65,497 47.02 R. Selvaraj   INC   UDF 51,235 36.78 14,262

AftermathEdit

Government formationEdit

The incumbent Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was sworn in on 20 May along with 20 other cabinet members, 18 of whom were fresh faces. The exclusion of incumbent Health Minister K. K. Shailaja from the cabinet drew criticism from the public and from some CPI(M) members.[96] The swearing-in ceremony, which was restricted to 500 participants due to a state-wide lockdown, was not attended by opposition MLAs and representatives from Central government, citing COVID protocol concerns.[97]

V. D. Satheesan replaced Ramesh Chennithala as the Leader of the Opposition in the Niyamasabha, after the decision was made by the Congress High Command.[98]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The AIADMK candidate from Devikulam constituency was endorsed by the NDA after their initial candidate got their nomination papers rejected
  2. ^ The DSJP candidate from Guruvayur constituency was endorsed by the NDA after their initial candidate got their nomination papers rejected

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