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Wayanad Lok Sabha Elections

A Congress stronghold, the Lok Sabha constituency of Wayanad is a recently-formed parliamentary seat in the southern state of Kerala. It was formed after the delimitation of constituencies in 2008.

Wayanad has grabbed national attention after Congress party president Rahul Gandhi decided to contest from this seat.

Rahul Gandhi is now leading in Wayanad by a gigantic margin of over 8 lakh votes against his nearest rival CPIs P P Suneer. Gandhi is contesting a second seat from the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency nestled in the Western Ghats, besides his traditional bastion of Amethi, where he is trailing by over 13,000 votes against BJP's Smriti Irani.

The Congress chief is currently the Lok Sabha member from Amethi.

Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency (Constituency no 4) is composed of seven assembly segments including Balusseri (SC), Elathur, Kozhikode, North Mananthavady (ST), Sulthan Bathery (ST), Kalpetta, Thiruvambady, Eranad, Nilambur and Wandoor (SC).

It is famous for its lush green cover, wildlife and is a major tourist spot in the state.

The election here will be conducted on April 23, 2019, as per the Phase III schedule announced by the ECI.

MI Shanavas of the INC had won from this seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The seat held by Shanavas has been lying vacant since his death in 2018.

He received 377035 votes and defeated Sathyan Mokeri of the CPI.


On April 4, Congress president Rahul Gandhi filed nomination for his second seat of Wayanad in Kerala.

He was accompanied by his sister and party in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

As of now, he is contesting from Wayanad in addition to his traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, CPI's PP Suneer, who was the former district secretary of the party in Malappuram, has been nominated as the Left party candidate in Wayanad.

The Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be held between April 11 and May 19. Of the seven phases, Kerala will vote during the third phase on April 23.

The polling is scheduled to happen in 115 Lok Sabha constituencies of 14 states during the third phase.

The counting of votes will be held and results will be declared on May 23.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Rahul Gandhi INC

Won

706367
P.P. Suneer CPI

Lost

274597
Thushar Vellappally BDJS

Lost

78816
Babu Mani SDPI

Lost

5426
Shijo M Varghese IND

Lost

4111
Mujeeb Rahman IND

Lost

2692
Mohamed P K BSP

Lost

2691
Rahul Gandhi K E S/O Valsamma IND

Lost

2196
Siby Vayalil IND

Lost

2164
Nota NOTA

Lost

2155
Biju Kakkathode IND

Lost

2090
Dr. K Padmarajan IND

Lost

1887
Usha K CPI(ML)(R)

Lost

1424
Adv. Sreejith P R IND

Lost

1208
Praveen K P IND

Lost

1102
Raghul Gandhi K S/O Krishnan P AIMK

Lost

845
Sebastian Wayanad IND

Lost

550
John P P SDC

Lost

544
Thrissur Nazeer IND

Lost

523
Narukara Gopi IND

Lost

489
K M Sivaprasad Gandhi IGP

Lost

320

Wayanad News

Rahul Gandhi gets a surprise kiss from a man in Wayanad - Watch

Rahul Gandhi gets a surprise kiss from a man in Wayanad - Watch

A video tweeted by news agency ANI shows the man suddenly coming up to Rahul Gandhi, who is sitting on the front seat of his car, and hugging him and planting a kiss on the Congress MP's cheek.  

Aug 28, 2019, 14:40 PM IST
Seeking help for flood-hit Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi writes to Narendra Singh Tomar, Harsh Vardhan and Nitin Gadkari

Seeking help for flood-hit Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi writes to Narendra Singh Tomar, Harsh Vardhan and Nitin Gadkari

"My Parliamentary constituency Wayanad, is one of the worst affected areas. Landslides, road caving and other mishaps have caused extensive damage to the national highways. Restoration of damaged

Aug 27, 2019, 18:42 PM IST
Kerala floods death toll mounts to 76, rainfall likely to reduce

Kerala floods death toll mounts to 76, rainfall likely to reduce

After days of continuous heavy rainfall battering Kerala, the intensity of rain is likely to reduce even as death toll due to flood-related incidents mounted to 76 on Monday.

Aug 12, 2019, 15:10 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi reviews flood situation in Kerala's Wayanad, visits relief camp

Rahul Gandhi reviews flood situation in Kerala's Wayanad, visits relief camp

Wayanad has been the worst-hit in Kerala and, so far, more than 40,000 people have taken shelter in more than 203 camps, with 18 deaths being reported.

Aug 11, 2019, 22:16 PM IST
Kerala rains: Flight operations at Cochin airport resume after 2 days

Kerala rains: Flight operations at Cochin airport resume after 2 days

Flight operations at Cochin International Airport resumed on Sunday noon, after being suspended for two days due to incessant rainfall in the state, leading to massive landslides and severe

Aug 11, 2019, 14:29 PM IST
Kerala: Rahul Gandhi to camp in flood-hit Wayanad

Kerala: Rahul Gandhi to camp in flood-hit Wayanad

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took to Twitter to inform that he would be camping over the next few days in his constituency-- Wayanad, which is among the worst-affected districts of Kerala,

Aug 11, 2019, 13:40 PM IST
Kerala floods: IMD issues red alert for 8 districts, several trains cancelled

Kerala floods: IMD issues red alert for 8 districts, several trains cancelled

In order to take control of the grim situation, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government has set up 738 relief camps to house the affected people until Friday.

Aug 10, 2019, 17:17 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi to visit flood-hit Wayanad on Sunday

Rahul Gandhi to visit flood-hit Wayanad on Sunday

Rahul Gandhi's earlier visit to Wayanad was cancelled due to flood situation in his Lok Sabha constituency.

Aug 10, 2019, 12:30 PM IST

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Aug 09, 2019, 10:32 AM IST

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Aug 09, 2019, 10:32 AM IST

People buried under debris due to landslide in Wayanad

The water level of the Kabini dam in Kerala rose after heavy rains. People buried under debris due to landslide in Wayanad. Watch this video to know more.

Aug 09, 2019, 10:14 AM IST

Rain havoc again in Kerala, a building collapsed in Wayanad

Rain havoc in Kerala again. Due to this havoc, a building collapsed in Kalpetta area of ​​Wayanad. Watch this complete video to know more.

Aug 09, 2019, 07:42 AM IST
Government acting as if farmers are inferior to the rich: Rahul Gandhi

Government acting as if farmers are inferior to the rich: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi expressed unhappiness over the Union Budget 2019-20 for not taking "concrete" steps to provide relief to the farmers and requested the Central government to fulfil the commitments made

Jul 11, 2019, 14:41 PM IST

Deshhit: Rahul Gandhi won in Wayanad due to 40% Muslim population, says Asaduddin Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi has claimed that Congress president Rahul Gandhi won Kerala's Wayanad due to 40 per cent population being Muslims. Watch full

Jun 10, 2019, 21:14 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi to visit Wayanad next week to thank voters for his record-breaking victory

Rahul Gandhi to visit Wayanad next week to thank voters for his record-breaking victory

The Gandhi scion had won with the highest ever margin of victory in any Lok Sabha election with 431,770 votes. 

May 27, 2019, 17:24 PM IST
Lok Sabha election 2019: Rahul Gandhi thanks Wayanad in Malayalam for choosing him

Lok Sabha election 2019: Rahul Gandhi thanks Wayanad in Malayalam for choosing him

Gandhi won by 4, 31,063 votes against his nearest rival Left Democratic Front (LDF)`s PP Suneer in the constituency.

May 24, 2019, 20:28 PM IST

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Apr 24, 2019, 13:22 PM IST

''Opposition always finds an excuse for defeat before results,'' said PM Modi in Jharkhand rally

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Apr 24, 2019, 13:04 PM IST

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Apr 24, 2019, 12:26 PM IST

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