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Kottayam Lok Sabha Elections

Kottayam is one of the 20 parliamentary constituencies of the state of Kerala. Out of the seven assembly segments — Kottayam, Ettumanoor, Puthuppally, Piravom of Kochi Dist, Kaduthuruthy, Vaikom and Palai, Vaikom is reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes.

Polling in this seat will be held in the third phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections on April 23. In the outgoing Lok Sabha, the Congress-led United Democratic Front had 12 seats and the ruling Left Democratic Front the remaining eight.

This constituency has remained a stronghold of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the last few elections, although traditionally this seat was a vote-bank pride of the Congress since its formative years.

The current sitting member of parliament of the Kottayam constituency is Jose K. Mani of KEC(M), who had won from the seat after defeating Janata Dal (Secular)'s Mathew T Thomas with a margin of 120599 votes.

Lok Sabha election 2014:

Jose K Mani (KEC): 424,194 (50.96%)
Mathew T Thomas (JDS): 303,595 (36.47%)
Total electoral: 1161465
Total number of votes: 832421
Poll percentage: 71.67%

Lok Sabha election 2019 will take place in seven phases across the country – on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. The results would be declared on May 23.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Thomas Chazhikadan KC (M)

Won

421046
V.N. Vasavan CPI(M)

Lost

314787
Adv. P.C Thomas KC

Lost

155135
Jijo Joseph BSP

Lost

7403
Nota NOTA

Lost

7191
E.V. Prakash SUCI

Lost

2216
Thomas J. Nidhiry IND

Lost

1496
Ignatious Illimoottil IND

Lost

1065

Kottayam News

Sexagenarian madrasa teacher held for sexually abusing minors

Sexagenarian madrasa teacher held for sexually abusing minors

During the police interrogation, it was revealed that he lured minors with sweets and then sexually assaulted them at a private room when the main Imam of the mosque was away.

Jun 02, 2019, 16:54 PM IST
Kottayam Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Kottayam Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Kottayam Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala.

Apr 10, 2019, 15:35 PM IST
Kottayam Lok Sabha Constituency

Kottayam Lok Sabha Constituency

Polling in this seat will be held in the third phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections on April 23. 

Apr 09, 2019, 14:38 PM IST
Senior Congress leader, ex-Meghalaya Governor MM Jacob dead at 92

Senior Congress leader, ex-Meghalaya Governor MM Jacob dead at 92

Jacob, 92, had been suffering from age-related illnesses, according to the sources. 

Jul 08, 2018, 12:46 PM IST
Nun alleges sexual assault by Bishop, he files counter complaint in return

Nun alleges sexual assault by Bishop, he files counter complaint in return

In her complaint to the Kottayam district police chief, the nun has alleged that Bishop of Jalandhar diocese of Roman Catholic Church had sexually abused her multiple times at a small town near here

Jun 30, 2018, 14:12 PM IST

Petrol bomb thrown at RSS office, stones at CITU district office

The BJP district unit alleged that CPI(M) workers hurled a petrol bomb at the RSS district office, causing extensive damage to the building situated at Thirunakkara in the town.

Jul 31, 2017, 13:00 PM IST
Travelling to Sabarimala temple will get easier; Kerala Cabinet approves airport at Cheruvally Estate

Travelling to Sabarimala temple will get easier; Kerala Cabinet approves airport at Cheruvally Estate

It's good news for pilgrims visiting the famed Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala.

Jul 19, 2017, 16:32 PM IST
Court nullifies Hindu woman's marriage with Muslim man as she converted to Islam at 'behest of ISIS'

Court nullifies Hindu woman's marriage with Muslim man as she converted to Islam at 'behest of ISIS'

An unusual case of alleged conversion and marriage at the behest of the Islamic State has come to the fore.

May 25, 2017, 16:24 PM IST

BJP to observe dawn to dusk hartal in Kottayam on Friday

Though the culprits had covered their face, some of the key persons involved in the attack were active members of the CPI(M), BJP district president N Hari alleged.

May 11, 2017, 19:06 PM IST

India's first digitalised Panchayat ward in Kerala

A ward in the district on Saturday became India's first digitalised panchayat ward.

Apr 29, 2017, 13:25 PM IST