Changanassery (State Assembly constituency)

Changanassery State assembly constituency is one of the 140 state legislative assembly constituencies at the state Kerala in southern India. It is also one of the 7 state legislative assembly constituencies included in the Mavelikara Lok Sabha constituency.[1] C. F. Thomas[2] represented the constituency for 40 consecutive years from 1980. In the 2021 Kerala legislative elections, Adv. [[Job Micheal l]] of the Kerala Congress (M) was elected from the constituency.

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Changanassery
Constituency for the Kerala Niyamasabha
A Changanassery Street eve.jpg
A street at Changanassery Market.
Existence1957 - present
ReservationNone
Electorate1,67,180 (2016)
Current MLAAdv. Job Micheal
DistrictKottayam

Local self governed segmentsEdit

Changanassery Niyama Sabha constituency is composed of the following local self governed segments:[3]

Name Status (Grama panchayat/Municipality) Taluk
Changanassery Municipality Changanassery
Kurichy Grama panchayat Changanassery
Madappally Grama panchayat Changanassery
Paippad Grama panchayat Changanassery
Thrikkodithanam Grama panchayat Changanassery
Vazhappally Grama panchayat Changanassery

Members of Legislative AssemblyEdit

The following list contains all members of Kerala Legislative Assembly who have represented the constituency:

Key

 CPI    KC(M)    KEC    Independent    INC  

Election Niyama

Sabha

Member Party Tenure
1957 1st A. M. Kalyanakrishnan Nair CPI 1957 – 1960
1960 2nd N. Bhaskaran Nair INC 1960 – 1965
1967 3rd K. G. Neelakantan Nambudiripad CPI 1967 – 1970
1970 4th K. J. Chacko KEC 1970 – 1977
1977 5th 1977 – 1980
1980 6th C. F. Thomas 1980 – 1982
1982 7th 1982 – 1987
1987 8th Independent 1987 – 1991
1991 9th KC(M) 1991 – 1996
1996 10th 1996 – 2001
2001 11th 2001 – 2006
2006 12th 2006 – 2011
2011 13th 2011 – 2016
2016 14th 2016 – 2020
2021 15th Adv. Job Maichil 2021 -

Election resultsEdit

Percentage change (±%) denotes the change in the number of votes from the immediately previous election.

Niyamasabha Election 2021Edit

C. F. Thomas who had represented the constituency for 40 years died in September 2020. Because of the pandemic and also the nearby legislative assembly elections, by- elections were not held. The Kerala Congress (M) had left the UDF and had joined the LDF. The Kerala Congress (Joseph) tied up with the Kerala Congress led by PC Thomas and contested the elections as Kerala Congress for the UDF. Kerala Congress lost in 8 out of 10 seats they contested including Changanssery. The incumbent seat holding Kerala Congress (M) won the seat. A thing to note here is that CF Thomas supported the Kerala Congress lead by PJ Joseph following the fights which erupted within the party between Jose K Mani and P. J. Joseph over the leadership of the party following KM Mani's death.

2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly election: Changanassery
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
KC(M) Adv. Job Maichil 55,425 44.85   4.81
KEC V. J. Laly 49,366 39.94 -
BJP Ad. G Raman Nair 14491 11.73   5.33
Independent Tijo Karikkanadam 1094 0.89 -
BSP Amruth Dev T 1,079 0.87   0.33
SDPI M. K. Nizamuddin 1,075 0.87   0.56
NOTA None of the Above 434 0.35   0.1
SUCI(C) Rejitha Jayaram 328 0.27   0.02
Independent Joemon Joseph Srampickal 157 0.13 -
Independent Babychen Mukkadan 136 0.11 -
Margin of victory 6,059 4.91   3.44
Turnout 1,23,585 70.23   5.02
KC(M) hold Swing

Niyamasabha Election 2016Edit

There were 1,67,180 registered voters in the constituency for the 2016 Kerala Niyamasabha Election.[4]

2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election : Changanassery
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
KC(M) C. F. Thomas 50,371 40.04  7.09
JKC K. C. Joseph 48,522 38.57 -
BJP Ettumanoor Radhakrishnan 21,455 17.06  11.26
SDPI Althaph Hassan 1,797 1.43  0.59
Independent Sojan Paviyanose 1,050 0.83 -
BSP Raji Rajan 676 0.54  0.44
Independent Suresh K. 596 0.47 -
NOTA None of the above 571 0.45 -
SUCI(C) K .N. Rajan 312 0.25  0.01
Kerala Congress (Secular) Babu Varghese 292 0.23 -
Independent Kunjimon Abraham 151 0.12 -
Margin of victory 1,849 1.47  0.89
Turnout 1,25,793 75.24  2.68
KC(M) hold Swing  7.09

Niyamasabha Election 2011Edit

There were 1,49,193 registered voters in the constituency for the 2011 election.[5]

2011 Kerala Legislative Assembly election : Changanassery
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
KC(M) C. F. Thomas 51,019 47.13
CPI (M) B. Ekbal 48,465 44.77 -
BJP M. B. Rajagopal 6,281 5.80
BSP Mathews John 1,058 0.98 -
SDPI Mansoor 907 0.84  1.00
SUCI(C) K. Sadanandan 281 0.26 -
Independent Naseer K. M. 246 0.23
Margin of victory 2,554 2.36
Turnout 1,08,257 72.56
KC(M) hold Swing -

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "State Assembly Constituencies in Kottayam district". kottayam.nic.in. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  2. ^ "CF Thomas, Kerala Congress (M) veteran and 9-time MLA, dies at 81". The Indian Express. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Local Self Governments in Assembly Constituencies of Kottayam District". www.ceo.kerala.gov.in.
  4. ^ "Kerala Niyamasabha Election Results 2016, Election commission of India". eci.gov.in.
  5. ^ "Kerala Niyamasabha Election Results 2011, Election commission of India". eci.gov.in. Retrieved 11 March 2020.