Kollam (State Assembly constituency)

Kollam Assembly Constituency is a legislative assembly constituency in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is one among the 11 assembly constituencies in Kollam district.[1] As of the 2021 assembly elections, the current MLA is Mukesh of CPI(M)

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Kollam
Constituency for the Kerala Niyamasabha
Chinnakada Skyline, Jul 2016.jpg
Chinnakkada in Kollam city
Existence1951 - present
ReservationGeneral
Electorate1,76,041 (2021)
Current MLAMukesh
PartyCPI(M)
Political Front  LDF
Elected Year2021
DistrictKollam
Local Self Governed SegmentsPanayam
Thrikkaruva
Kollam (M.Corporation)
Ward No.6-13, 16-19 & 42-48

Structure of the constituencyEdit

 
Famous Malayalam cine actor Mukesh is the current elected member from Kollam constituency

Kollam Assembly Constituency includes 19 wards of Kollam City Corporation (Kureepuzha West, Kureepuzha, Neeravil, Anchalumoodu, Kadavoor, Mathilil, Thevally, Vadakkumbhagam, Uliyakovil East, Kadappakada, Koickal, Kallumthazham, Mundakkal, Pattathanam, Cantonment, Udayamarthandapuram, Thamarakkulam, Pallithottam, Port Kollam) along with the neighbouring panchayaths of Panayam and Thrikkaruva, as per the recent changes on assembly constituency delimitations.[2][3]

Major institutions in the constituencyEdit

 
Assembly constituencies in Kollam district

Electoral historyEdit

Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly ElectionsEdit

Year Winner Party Vote Margin Coalition
1951 T. K. Divakaran RSP 2,349 Left[5]
1954 T. K. Divakaran RSP 6,175 Left[6]

Members of Legislative AssemblyEdit

The following list contains all members of Kerala legislative assembly who have represented the constituency:

Key

 INC   CPI (M)   RSP   RSP(B)    Independent  

Election Niyama

Sabha

Member Coalition Party Margin Tenure Source
1957 1st A. A. Rahim Right INC 7,796 1957 – 1960 [7]
1960 2nd 6,292 1960 – 1965 [8]
1965 3rd Henry Austin Right INC 250 1965 – 1967 [9]
1967 3rd T. K. Divakaran Saptakakshi Munnani IND 9,751 1967 – 1970 [10]
1970 4th United Front RSP 11,101 1970 – 1977 [11]
1977 5th Thyagarajan 13,016 1977 – 1980 [12]
1980 6th Kadavoor Sivadasan LDF RSP(S) 2,414 1980 – 1982 [13]
1982 7th UDF RSP 7,077 1982 – 1984
1987 8th Babu Divakaran LDF 12,722 1987 – 1991 [14]
1991 9th Kadavoor Sivadasan UDF INC 4,476 1991 – 1996 [15]
1996 10th Babu Divakaran LDF RSP 6,298 1996 – 2001 [16]
2001 11th UDF RSP(B) 12,275 2001 – 2006 [17]
2006 12th P. K. Gurudasan LDF CPI(M) 11,439 2006 – 2011 [18]
2011 13th 8,540 2011 – 2016 [19]
2016 14th Mukesh 17,611 2016 - 2021 [20]
2021 15th 2,072 Incumbent [21]

Election resultsEdit

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

Niyamasabha Election 2021Edit

There were 1,76,041 registered voters in the constituency for the 2021 Kerala Niyamasabha Election.[22]

2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly election: Kollam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI (M) M. Mukesh 58,524 44.86  5.95
INC Bindu Krishna 56,452 43.27  8.08
BJP M. Sunil 14,252 10.93 -
NOTA None of the above 750 0.58
BSP Remanan 290 0.22  0.11
Margin of victory 2,072 1.59  12.03
Turnout 1,30,451 74.10  0.82
CPI (M) hold Swing  5.95

Niyamasabha Election 2016Edit

There were 1,72,552 registered voters in the constituency for the 2016 Kerala Niyamasabha Election.[23]

2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election: Kollam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI (M) M. Mukesh 63,103 52.81  2.05
INC Sooraj Ravi 45,492 35.19  8.18
Independent K. Sasikumar 17,409 13.47
SDPI Johnson Kandachira 1,576 1.22  0.20
NOTA None of the above 889 0.69
BSP K. Balakrishnan 431 0.33  0.11
Independent Narayanan Nair 209 0.16  0.01
Independent S. Chandran 174 0.13
Margin of victory 17,611 13.62  6.13
Turnout 1,29,283 74.92  3.87
CPI (M) hold Swing  2.05

Niyamasabha Election 2011Edit

There were 1,60,475 registered voters in the constituency for the 2011 election.[24]

2011 Kerala Legislative Assembly election: Kollam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI (M) P. K. Gurudasan 57,986 50.86
INC K. C. Rajan 49,446 43.37
BJP G. Hari 4,207 3.69
SDPI A. A. Shafi 1,168 1.02
BSP Mangad Thulaseedharan 507 0.44
Independent Sanu K. 372 0.33
Independent C. N. Narayanan Nair 191 0.17
Independent V. Mohanan 141 0.12
Margin of victory 8,540 7.49
Turnout 1,14,018 71.05
CPI (M) hold Swing

List of Kerala Ministers from Kollam constituencyEdit

Tenure Politician Party Coalition Position Ministry
1955–56 A. A. Rahim Congress Right Minister for Health, Agriculture and Industries Panampilly Ministry[25]
1967–69 T. K. Divakaran RSP Left Minister for Public Works Second E. M. S. Namboodiripad ministry[26]
1970–76 T. K. Divakaran RSP Right Minister for Public Works Second C. Achutha Menon ministry[26]
1981–82 Kadavoor Sivadasan RSP UDF Minister for Labour Second K. Karunakaran ministry
1982–87 Kadavoor Sivadasan RSP(S) UDF Minister for Labour & Excise Third K. Karunakaran ministry[27]
2001–06 Babu Divakaran RSP(B) UDF Minister for Labour Third A. K. Antony ministry[28]
2006–11 P. K. Gurudasan CPI(M) LDF Minister for Labour V. S. Achuthanandan ministry[29]

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