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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

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

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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

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May 24, 2019, 20:28 PM IST

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Apr 24, 2019, 13:22 PM IST

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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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Apr 24, 2019, 08:42 AM IST

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Apr 24, 2019, 08:38 AM IST

PM Modi slams Mamata Banerjee, Modi has two rallies in West Bengal today

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Apr 24, 2019, 08:28 AM IST

2nd day of PM Modi's roadshow in Jharkhand

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Apr 24, 2019, 08:22 AM IST

Amit Shah reviews the preparations before PM Modi's nomination in Varanasi

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Apr 24, 2019, 07:48 AM IST

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Apr 24, 2019, 07:42 AM IST

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Apr 24, 2019, 07:38 AM IST

Amit Shah or Rahul Gandhi, Who will show 'Sign of Victory' on 23 May?

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Apr 24, 2019, 07:32 AM IST
Lok Sabha polls: Kerala records 76.82% polling; 79.77% turnout in Wayanad

Lok Sabha polls: Kerala records 76.82% polling; 79.77% turnout in Wayanad

According to the provisional figures released by the Election Commission, 76.82 per cent electors turned up in 24,970 polling stations across the state and all the constituencies crossed 70 per cent

Apr 23, 2019, 22:15 PM IST
NDA candidate from Wayanad demands re-polling, alleges EVM malfunction

NDA candidate from Wayanad demands re-polling, alleges EVM malfunction

Vellappally is the chief of Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), the political arm of the Sree Narayan Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP).

Apr 23, 2019, 11:34 AM IST
Will be happy to contest from Varanasi if Congress chief asks: Priyanka Gandhi

Will be happy to contest from Varanasi if Congress chief asks: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka was in Wayanad to campaign for her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

Apr 21, 2019, 16:18 PM IST

Lok Sabha election 2019: Smriti Irani to hold roadshow in Wayanad post Priyanka Gandhi's rally.

BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani to hold a roadshow in Wayanad just after Priyanka Gandhi's rally. Watch video to know more.

Apr 20, 2019, 09:38 AM IST

Deshhit: Rahul Gandhi visits Wayanad's Thirunelli temple

Congress president Rahul Gandhi began his visit to Wayanad in Kerala on Wednesday by offering prayers at the Thirunelli temple.

Apr 17, 2019, 21:36 PM IST
Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala: Full list of candidates, polling dates

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

Here's the full list of candidates contesting from the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala. 

Apr 15, 2019, 16:12 PM IST