United Democratic Front (Kerala)

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The United Democratic Front (UDF) is an alliance of political parties in Kerala state, India, created by the prominent INC party leader K. Karunakaran in the 1970s.[1]

United Democratic Front
UDF Keralam
ChairpersonRamesh Chennithala
SecretaryJohnny Nellore
FounderK.Karunakaran
Founded1971
HeadquartersIndira Bhavan, Vellayambalam, Thiruvanathapuram (Kerala)
IdeologySocial democracy
Indian nationalism
Secularism
Seats in Lok Sabha
19 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
4 / 245
Seats in Kerala Legislative Assembly
45 / 140

Since its formation, the coalition has sustained itself on support from different social, caste and religious groups including Nair Service Society as a powerful bloc to take on the CPI(M) led LDF. This alliance is led by the INC party in the state of Kerala. In the 2016 Legislative assembly elections UDF just won 47 out of 140 seats and hence lost the power to LDF. Later in August 2016 KC(M) left the alliance. In January 2018 JD(U) left the alliance from UDF. In 2018 KC(M) made a re-entry to the front.

The parties in the alliance and their representation in Kerala Legislative Assembly post 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election [2] are as follows:

  1. INC (21) Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg
  2. IUML (18) Flag of the Indian Union Muslim League.svg
  3. KC(M) (5) Kerala Congress(m) Flag.gif
  4. KC(J) (1) Kerala-Congress-flag.svg
  5. RSP (0) RSP-flag.svg
  6. AIFB (0)
  7. CMP(J)[3]

MembersEdit

Past membersEdit

Party Withdrawal Date Reason for Withdrawal
SJ(D) 2016 Merged with JD(U) for 2016 Elections
KC(B) 2016 Withdrew alliance in a view to 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election
CMP(A) 2016 Withdrew alliance in a view to 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election
JSS 2016 Withdrew alliance in a view to 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election

List of UDF MLAs in the Kerala NiyamasabhaEdit

The UDF have 44 MLAs in the Kerala Niyamasabha, which consists of 140 elected seats in total. UDF is the main opposition in the Kerala Niyamasabha.

Key

 INC    IUML    KC(M)    KC(J)  

Sl.no Constituency Name of the
elected MLA
Party
affiliation
Kasaragod district
1 Manjeshwaram M. C. Kamaruddin IUML
2 Kasaragod N. A. Nellikkunnu IUML
Kannur district
3 Irikkur K. C. Joseph INC
4 Peravoor Sunny Joseph INC
Wayanad district
5 Sulthan Bathery I. C. Balakrishnan INC
Kozhikode district
6 Kuttiady Parakkal Abdulla IUML
7 Kozhikode South M. K. Muneer IUML
Malappuram district
8 Kondotty T. V. Ibrahim IUML
9 Eranad P. K. Basheer IUML
10 Wandoor A. P. Anil Kumar INC
11 Manjeri M. Ummer IUML
12 Perinthalmanna Manjalamkuzhi Ali IUML
13 Mankada T. A. Ahmed Kabir IUML
14 Malappuram P. Ubaidulla IUML
15 Vengara K. N. A. Khader IUML
16 Vallikkunnu P. Abdul Hameed IUML
17 Tirurangadi P. K. Abdu Rabb IUML
18 Tirur C. Mammutty IUML
19 Kottakkal K. K. Abid Hussain Thangal IUML
Palakkad district
20 Thrithala V. T. Balram INC
21 Mannarkkad N. Samsudheen IUML
22 Palakkad Shafi Parambil INC
Thrissur district
23 Wadakkanchery Anil Akkara INC
Ernakulam district
24 Perumbavoor Eldhose Kunnappilly INC
25 Angamaly Roji M. John INC
26 Aluva Anwar Sadath INC
27 Kalamassery V. K. Ebrahimkunju IUML
28 Paravur V. D. Satheesan INC
29 Ernakulam T. J. Vinod INC
30 Thrikkakara P. T. Thomas INC
31 Kunnathunad (SC) V.P. Sajeendran INC
32 Piravom Anoop Jacob KC(J)
Idukki district
33 Thodupuzha P. J. Joseph KC(M)
34 Idukki Roshy Augustine KC(M)
Kottayam district
35 Kaduthuruthy Monce Joseph KC(M)
36 Kottayam Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan INC
37 Puthuppally Oommen Chandy INC
38 Changanassery C. F. Thomas KC(M)
39 Kanjirappally N. Jayaraj KC(M)
Alappuzha district
40 Aroor Shanimol Usman INC
41 Haripad Ramesh Chennithala INC
Thiruvananthapuram district
42 Thiruvananthapuram V. S. Sivakumar INC
43 Aruvikkara K. S. Sabarinathan INC
44 Kovalam M. Vincent INC

List of UDF Lok Sabha MPs from KeralaEdit

Out of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala, 19 were won by the UDF in 2019 Lok Sabha election. The following is the list of UDF Lok Sabha MPs from the state of Kerala:

Key

 INC    IUML    KC(M)    RSP  

No. Constituency Name of Elected M.P. Party Affiliation
1 Kasaragod Rajmohan Unnithan INC
2 Kannur K.Sudhakaran INC
3 Vatakara K Muraleedharan INC
4 Wayanad Rahul Gandhi INC
5 Kozhikode M. K. Raghavan INC
6 Malappuram P.K. Kunhalikutty IUML
7 Ponnani E. T. Muhammed Basheer IUML
8 Palakkad V.K.Sreekandan INC
9 Alathur Ramya Haridas INC
10 Thrissur T.N.Prathapan INC
11 Chalakudy Benny Behanan INC
12 Ernakulam Hibi Eden INC
13 Idukki Dean Kuriakose INC
14 Kottayam Thomas Chazhikadan KC(M)
15 Mavelikkara Kodikunnil Suresh INC
16 Pathanamthitta Anto Antony Punnathaniyil INC
17 Kollam N. K. Premachandran RSP
18 Attingal Adoor Prakash INC
19 Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor INC

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Who was K Karunakaran? - NDTV
  2. ^ http://eciresults.nic.in/PartyWiseResultS11.htm?st=S11
  3. ^ "CMP splits, factions to remain in UDF | Thiruvananthapuram News - Times of India".