Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Malappuram, Kerala

Updated on Apr 20, 2019 05:53 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 constituency watch of Malappuram, Kerala.

An Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at the election commission office.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
An Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at the election commission office.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Malappuram is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala. Malappuram came into being after the erstwhile Manjeri Lok Sabha constituency was renamed.

Indian Union Muslim League’s PK Kunhalikutty is the sitting MP. Kunhalikutty was elected in a by-election in 2017, after the then sitting MP E Ahamed of the IUML passed away in February 2017.

Kunhalikutty defeated his closes rival, CPI(M)’s MB Faisal by a margin of 171,023 votes

Read: All you need to know about Kerala

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 Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency:

State: Kerala

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Malappuram

Contesting Candidates: P.K. Kunhalikutty (IUML), Unnikrishnan (BJP) V.P. Sanu (CPI-M)

Date of poll: April 23

Sitting MP, Party: E. Ahamed, IUML

Winning margin in 2014: 194,739

Runner up name, party: PK Sainaba

Number of voters in 2014: 853,468

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 78

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,006

Number of women voters: 600,237

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