Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Attingal, Kerala
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 constituency watch of Attingal, Kerala.Updated: Apr 19, 2019 11:05 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Attingal Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies of Kerala.
The Attingal Lok Sabha constituency was carved out of the Chirayinkeezhu constituency during the delimitation exercise of 2008.
Traditionally, the winning candidates from the Attingal Lok Sabha constituency have either been Muslims or Ezhavas. The Dalit community too has a strong presence here.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the constituency had voted in CPI(M)’s A Sampath who defeated Congress’s Bindhu Krishna by a margin of 69,378 votes.
The CPI(M) has again fielded A Sampath its candidate from the constituency.
The general elections will be held across India in seven phases beginning April 11 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Here’s all you need to know about the Attingal Lok Sabha constituency:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Attingal
Polling Date: April 23 (Phase 3)
2019 candidates: Adoor Prakash (Congress), Sobhasurendran (BJP), Dr. A Sampath (CPI-M) and Vipinlal Palode (BSP)
Sitting MP, Party: A Sampath, CPI(M)
Winning margin in 2014: 69378
Runner up name, party: Bindhu Krishna, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 859,365
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 75
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,118
Number of women voters: 463,104
First Published: Mar 20, 2019 17:27 IST