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 registered 80.28 percent voter turnout in 2019, a gain of 7 percent. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1357819 while the total voter turnout is 1090072. While in 2014, the constituency registered 73.28 per cent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1247326 while the total voter's turnout was 914015.
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).
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, PP Suneer of the CPI, PK Mohamed of the BSP, Usha K from CPI(M-L) are among the prominent candidates contesting from this seat.
Here's the full list of candidates contesting from the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala -
|1||Mohamed P K||Bahujan Samaj Party|
|2||Rahul Gandhi||Indian National Congress|
|3||P.P. Suneer||Communist Party of India|
|4||Usha K||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star|
|5||John P P||Secular Democratic Congress|
|6||Thushar Vellappally||Bharath Dharma Jana Sena|
|7||Babu Mani||SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA|
|8||Raghul Gandhi K S/o Krishnan P||Agila India Makkal Kazhagam|
|9||K M Sivaprasad Gandhi||Indian Gandhiyan Party|
|12||Dr. K Padmarajan||Independent|
|13||Praveen K P||Independent|
|16||Adv. Sreejith P R||Independent|
|17||Shijo M Varghese||Independent|
The election here was 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.