Vatakara Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is also known as Vadakara.
Vatakara registered 82.48 percent voter turnout in 2019, a gain of 1.21 percent. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1286250 while the total voter turnout is 1060923. While in 2014, the constituency registered 81.27 per cent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1178888 while the total voter's turnout was 958115.
The Vatakara Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 3) has a total of seven assembly segments.
The Assembly Constituencies that fall in Vatakara parliamentary constituency are - Thalassery, Kuthuparamba, Vatakara, Kuttiadi, Nadapuram, Quilandy and Perambra.
Here's the full list of candidates contesting from the Vatakara Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala -
|1||P.JAYARAJAN||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|2||K. MURALEEDHARAN||Indian National Congress|
|3||ADV.V.K.SAJEEVAN||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|4||JATHEESH.A.P||National Labour Party|
|5||MUSTHAFA KOMMERI||SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA|
|6||ADVOCATE K.SUDHAKARAN||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star|
|10||MURALEEDHARAN.K KUTTIYIL VEEDU||Independent|
The election here will be conducted on April 23, 2019, as per the Phase III schedule announced by the ECI.
Ramachandran Mullappally of INC is the incumbent Member of Parliament from this constituency.
In Vadakara, the main political tussle will be between the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) with BJP being the other major party.
The BJP has re-nominated party State secretary VK Sajeevan to contest from here.
The Lok Sabha elections 2019 were 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.