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Kollam is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies of Kerala.
According to the data from last census, 15,82,972 people stay in Kollam. Out of them, 11.50% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 15,82,972 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 62.07% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 37.93% people.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 12,59,400. Of them, 5,99,797 and 6,59,597 are male and female voters respectively.
To recall, the sitting MP NK Premachandran from RSP defeated CPM's MA Baby by 37,649 votes in the previous elections.
The voter turnout recorded was 72%.
The citizens of Kollam have given their verdict and crowned Revolutionary Socialist Party's N.K.Premachandran as their MP. Communist Party of India (Marxist)'s K.N.Balagopal lost by a margin of 148,856 votes, confirming that the battle was closely fought.
To win this seat, Bharatiya Janata Party placed its bet on KV Sabu.