Wayanad (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency is one of twenty Lok Sabha (lower house of the Parliament of India) constituencies in Kerala state in southern India. Wayanad is a newly created constituency consisting of seven assembly constituency segments spread over 3 districts Kozhikode, Wayanad and Malappuram.

Assembly segments[edit]

Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:

Members of Parliament[edit]

  • 2009: M. I. Shanavas, Indian National Congress. In the General Elections 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha, Shri M.I. Shanavas of INC won the Wayanad constituency. He defeated his nearest rival, Advocate M Rahmathulla of CPI by a margin of 153,439 votes. MI Shanavas secure 410,703 votes. M Rahmathulla secures 257,264 votes. K Muraleedharan of NCP secures 99,663 votes. MI Shanavas is a native of Neerettupuram, Alappuzha, and is KPCC general secretary. He entered politics through the Kerala Students Union and worked in the Youth Congress and Seva Dal. He was one of three leaders who rebelled against senior Congress leader K. Karunakaran and formed a third group. (The others were Ramesh Chennithala and G. Karthikeyan.) He contested unsuccessfully to Lok Sabha in 1999 and 2004. He also faced defeat in two assembly elections.

Indian general election, 2014[edit]

Indian general election, 2014 : Wayanad
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AAP Adv. P P A Sageer 10,684 1.16
Trinamool Congress Satheesh Chandran 741
BSP Vappan 1317 0.14
BJP P R Rasmilnath 80,752 8.83% +4.98%
CPI Sathyan Mokeri 356,165 38.92% +7.69%
CPI(ML) Red Star Sam P Mathew 1222
Independent P V Anwar 37,123 4.06
INC M I Shanavas 377,035 41.21% -8.65%
SDPI Jaleel Neelambra 14,327 1.56
WPI Ramla Mampad 12,645 1.38
NOTA  – 10,735 1.17%  –
Margin of victory 20,870 2.28% -16.35%
Turnout 9,14,015 73.28
INC hold Swing

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 11°38′02″N 75°59′31″E / 11.634°N 75.992°E / 11.634; 75.992