Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Malappuram, Kerala
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
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:
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