Kottarakkara (State Assembly constituency)

Kottarakara or Kottarakkara is a legislative assembly constituency in Kollam district of Kerala, India. It is one among the 11 assembly constituencies in Kollam district. As of the 2016 assembly elections, the current MLA is P. Aisha Potty of CPI(M)[1]

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Kottarakkara
Constituency for the Kerala Niyamasabha
Pulamon Junction in Kottarakara,.jpg
Pulamon Junction in Kottarakara town
Existence1957–present
ReservationNone
Electorate2,00,586 (2016)
Current MLAP. Aisha Potty
PartyCPI(M)
Political Front  LDF
Elected Year2016
DistrictKollam

StructureEdit

As per the recent changes on assembly constituency delimitations, the Kottarakara assembly constituency consist of the municipality of Kottarakkara and 6 neighbouring panchayaths including Ezhukone, Kareepra, Kulakkada, Mylom, Neduvathoor and Ummannoor.[2][3]

Electoral HistoryEdit

Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly ElectionsEdit

Year Winner Party Vote Margin Coalition
1951 Krishnan Nair Socialist 3,526 NA[4]
1954 B. B. Pandarathil RSP 6,586 LDF[5]

Members of Legislative AssemblyEdit

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

Key

 CPI   CPI (M)   INC    KEC   PSP   KC(B)  

Election Niyama

Sabha

Member Party Tenure
1957 1st E. Chandrasekharan Nair CPI 1957–1960
1960 2nd D. Damodaran Potti PSP 1960–1965
1967 3rd E. Chandrasekharan Nair CPI 1967–1970
1970* C. Achutha Menon CPI 1970
1970 4th Kottara Gopalakrishnan INC 1970–1977
1977 5th R. Balakrishna Pillai KEC 1977–1980
1980 6th 1980–1982
1982 7th 1982–1987
1987 8th 1987–1991
1991 9th INC 1991–1996
1996 10th KC(B) 1996–2001
2001 11th 2001–2006
2006 12th P. Aisha Potty CPI(M) 2006–2011
2011 13th 2011–2016
2016 14th Incumbent

* indicates bypolls

Election resultsEdit

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

Niyamasabha Election 2016Edit

There were 2,00,586 registered voters in the constituency for the 2016 Kerala Niyamasabha Election.[6]

2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election: Kottarakkara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI (M) P. Aisha Potty 83,443 55.44  1.55
INC Savin Sathyan 40,811 27.11  11.80
BJP Rajeshwary Rajendran 24,062 15.99  11.36
NOTA None of the above 742 0.49
Independent Madhu B. 491 0.33 -
BSP R. Sukumaran 386 0.26  0.40
SHS Veliyam Shaji 325 0.22
Independent Hariprasad 173 0.11
Independent Ajaykumar Thankappan 80 0.05
Margin of victory 42,632 28.33  13.35
Turnout 1,50,513 75.04  0.72
CPI (M) hold Swing  1.55

Niyamasabha Election 2011Edit

There were 1,84,97 registered voters in the constituency for the 2011 election.[7]

2011 Kerala Legislative Assembly election: Kottarakkara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
CPI (M) P. Aisha Potty 74,069 53.89
KC(B) N. M. Murali 53,477 38.91
BJP Vayakkal Madhu 6,370 4.63
Independent Dhaneshlal Panavely 1,063 0.77
BSP P. T. Prasanna Kumar 911 0.66
Independent S. Solomon 773 0.56 -
Independent Prakash V. 454 0.33
Independent Prakash R. 320 0.23
Margin of victory 20,592 14.98
Turnout 1,37,437 74.32
CPI (M) gain from KC(B) Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CONSTITUENCIES IN KERALA". Kerala Assembly. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  2. ^ "ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES AND THEIR EXTENT – Kerala" (PDF). Kerala Assembly. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Constituencies – Kollam District". Chief Electoral Officer – Kerala. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Election to the Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly-1951 and to the Madras Assembly Constituencies in the Malabar Area". Government of Kerala. p. 37. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1954 to the Legislative Assembly of Travancore-Cochin" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 37. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Kerala Niyamasabha Election Results 2016, Election commission of India". eci.gov.in.
  7. ^ "Kerala Niyamasabha Election Results 2011, Election commission of India". eci.gov.in. Retrieved 11 March 2020.