A Deep Dive Into Kerala’s 2024 Lok Sabha Election Results

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The United Democratic Front (UDF) secured 18 out of 20 seats in Kerala, closely mirroring its 19-1 victory in 2019. However, their celebration was overshadowed by a historic BJP win in Thrissur, a significant constituency with nearly 39% minority votes. This three-cornered contest was expected to show that the BJP’s polarising politics had no foothold in this ‘progressive’ state. Gopi secured a resounding victory in Thrissur, surpassing his closest rival, VS Sunil Kumar from the Communist Party of India (CPI), by an impressive 74,686 votes.

Over the past couple of years, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have intensified their efforts to engage with the Christian communities in Kerala. The primary objective behind this outreach is to expand their support base and strengthen their organisational structure within the state.

In 11 of the 18 constituencies won by the UDF, the victory margins exceeded 100,000 votes. Rahul Gandhi defeated CPI’s Annie Raja in Wayanad by 364,422 votes. The Muslim League, the UDF’s second-largest ally, maintained its dominance in Malappuram and Ponnani, winning by margins of 300,118 and 235,760 votes, despite speculation that the LDF was making significant inroads among Malabar Muslims.

In Thiruvananthapuram, three-time Congress MP Shashi Tharoor faced an early challenge but ultimately defeated BJP’s Rajeev Chandrashekar by 16,077 votes, a significant drop from his previous margin of over 99,000 in 2019.

Here is the complete list of all winning candidates:

Party Wise Jharkhand Election Results 2024

Party Won Leading Total
Indian National Congress – INC 14 0 14
Indian Union Muslim League – IUML 2 0 2
Communist Party of India (Marxist) – CPI(M) 1 0 1
Bharatiya Janata Party – BJP 1 0 1
Kerala Congress – KEC 1 0 1
Revolutionary Socialist Party – RSP 1 0 1
Total 20 0 20

 

Winning Candidate – Indian National Congress (Kerala)

S.No Parliament Constituency Winning Candidate Total Votes Margin
1 Kasaragod(1) RAJMOHAN UNNITHAN 490659 100649
2 Kannur(2) K. SUDHAKARAN 518524 108982
3 Vadakara(3) SHAFI PARAMBIL 557528 114506
4 Wayanad(4) RAHUL GANDHI 647445 364422
5 Kozhikode(5) M. K. RAGHAVAN 520421 146176
6 Palakkad(8) V K SREEKANDAN 421169 75283
7 Chalakudy(11) BENNY BEHANAN 394171 63754
8 Ernakulam(12) HIBI EDEN 482317 250385
9 Idukki(13) ADV. DEAN KURIAKOSE 432372 133727
10 Alappuzha(15) K. C VENUGOPAL 404560 63513
11 Mavelikkara (16) KODIKUNNIL SURESH 369516 10868
12 Pathanamthitta(17) ANTO ANTONY 367623 66119
13 Attingal(19) ADV ADOOR PRAKASH 328051 684
14 Thiruvananthapuram(20) SHASHI THAROOR 358155 16077

 

Winning Candidate – Indian Union Muslim League (Kerala)

S.No Parliament Constituency Winning Candidate Total Votes Margin
1 Malappuram(6) E.T. MOHAMMED BASHEER 644006 300118
2 Ponnani(7) DR. M.P ABDUSSAMAD SAMADANI 562516 235760

 

Winning Candidate – Communist Party of India (Marxist) (Kerala)

S.No Parliament Constituency Winning Candidate Total Votes Margin
1 Alathur (9) K.RADHAKRISHNAN 403447 20111

 

Winning Candidate – Bharatiya Janata Party (Kerala)

S.No Parliament Constituency Winning Candidate Total Votes Margin
1 Thrissur(10) SURESH GOPI 412338 74686

Winning Candidate – Kerala Congress (Kerala)

S.No Parliament Constituency Winning Candidate Total Votes Margin
1 Kottayam(14) ADV K FRANCIS GEORGE 364631 87266

 

Winning Candidate – Revolutionary Socialist Party (Kerala)

S.No Parliament Constituency Winning Candidate Total Votes Margin
1 Kollam(18) N K PREMACHANDRAN 443628 150302

 

विजयी अभ्यर्थी – इंडियन नेशनल काँग्रेस (केरल)

क्रम संख्या संसद निर्वाचन क्षेत्र विजयी अभ्यर्थी कुल मत अंतर(मार्जिन)
1 कासरागोड(1) RAJMOHAN UNNITHAN 490659 100649
2 कन्नूर(2) K. SUDHAKARAN 518524 108982
3 वडकरा(3) SHAFI PARAMBIL 557528 114506
4 वयनाड(4) RAHUL GANDHI 647445 364422
5 कोझीकोड (5) M. K. RAGHAVAN 520421 146176
6 पालक्काड(8) V K SREEKANDAN 421169 75283
7 चालाकुडी (11) BENNY BEHANAN 394171 63754
8 एरनाकुलम(12) HIBI EDEN 482317 250385
9 इडुक्की(13) अडव. डीन कुरियाकोस 432372 133727
10 अलप्पुझा (15) K. C VENUGOPAL 404560 63513
11 मावेलीक्करा (16) KODIKUNNIL SURESH 369516 10868
12 पथनमथीट्टा (17) आन्टो आन्टणि 367623 66119
13 अट्टिगंल (19) ADV ADOOR PRAKASH 328051 684
14 तिरूवनन्‍तपुरम (20) SHASHI THAROOR 358155 16077

विजयी अभ्यर्थी – इंडियन यूनियन मुस्लिम लीग (केरल)

क्रम संख्या संसद निर्वाचन क्षेत्र विजयी अभ्यर्थी कुल मत अंतर(मार्जिन)
1 मलप्पुरम(6) ई.टी. मोहम्मद बशीर 644006 300118
2 पोन्नानी (7) डॉक्टर. एम.पी अब्दुस्समद समदानी 562516 235760

विजयी अभ्यर्थी – कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी आफ इंडिया (मार्क्‍ससिस्‍ट) (केरल)

म संख्या संसद निर्वाचन क्षेत्र विजयी अभ्यर्थी कुल मत अंतर(मार्जिन)
1 अलथूर (9) K.RADHAKRISHNAN 403447 20111

विजयी अभ्यर्थी – भारतीय जनता पार्टी (केरल)

क्रम संख्या संसद निर्वाचन क्षेत्र विजयी अभ्यर्थी कुल मत अंतर(मार्जिन)
1 त्रिस्सूर(10) SURESH GOPI 412338 74686

विजयी अभ्यर्थी – केरल कांग्रेस (केरल)

क्रम संख्या संसद निर्वाचन क्षेत्र विजयी अभ्यर्थी कुल मत अंतर(मार्जिन)
1 कोट्टयम(14) ADV K FRANCIS GEORGE 364631 87266

विजयी अभ्यर्थी – रिवोल्यूशनरी सोशलिस्ट पार्टी (केरल)

क्रम संख्या संसद निर्वाचन क्षेत्र विजयी अभ्यर्थी कुल मत अंतर(मार्जिन)
1 कोल्लम(18) N K PREMACHANDRAN 443628 150302

Key Candidates and Parties

Rahul Gandhi (INC): Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Indian National Congress (INC), contested from the Wayanad seat, a stronghold for the party. He won the election significantly, reflecting the party’s strong regional presence.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar (BJP): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fielded Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a Minister of State, against Shashi Tharoor from the Thiruvananthapuram seat. Chandrasekhar won the election, marking a significant gain for the state’s BJP.

Shafi Parambil (INC): Shafi Parambil, a prominent INC leader, won the Vadakara seat, further solidifying the party’s hold on the region.

ET Mohammed Basheer (IUML): The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) won the Malappuram seat, indicating the party’s continued influence in the region.

Suresh Gopi (BJP): Popular actor Suresh Gopi contested from the Thrissur seat for the BJP and won, marking a significant gain for the party in the region.

Factors Influencing the Outcomes

Voter Turnout: The voter turnout in Kerala was 71.27%, indicating a high level of engagement among the electorate.

Demographic Shifts: Kerala’s demographics have been shifting, with a growing middle class and urbanisation. This shift has led to a more diverse set of voters and a greater influence of urban centers in election outcomes.

Implications for Local, State, and National Politics

Local Politics: The election results significantly affect local politics in Kerala. The UDF’s dominance in the state continues, with the INC being the largest party in the alliance.

State Politics: The results will likely influence the state’s political landscape, with the UDF likely maintaining its stronghold on the state government.

National Politics: The election results have significant implications for national politics, reflecting the BJP’s growing influence in the state. The party’s gains in Kerala could impact the national political landscape, particularly in the context of the upcoming general elections.

Trends and Unexpected Outcomes

BJP’s Growth: The BJP’s growth in Kerala is a significant trend, indicating the party’s increasing influence in the state.

INC’s Dominance: Despite the BJP’s gains, the INC remains the dominant party in Kerala, reflecting its strong roots in the state.

Reflections and Conclusion

The 2024 Lok Sabha election results in Kerala have significant implications for local, state, and national politics. The election highlights the growing influence of the BJP in the state and the continued dominance of the INC. The results also reflect demographic shifts and voter turnout trends in the state. As we reflect on these outcomes, we invite readers to engage with their insights and share their perspectives on the significance of these results for the future of Kerala and India.

 

 

 

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