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Kottayam is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies of Kerala.
As per the last census report, Kottayam houses 15,38,972 people. Out of them, 7.73% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 0.86% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 31.55% of voters are from urban areas while 68.45% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 11,77,931 voters in the constituency. Among which, 5,76,593 are male voters and 6,01,332 are female voters.
Elections for Kottayam were held on Apr 23. Talking about previous elections, KEC(M)'s sitting MP Jose K Mani defeated JD(S)'s Mathew T Thomas by a huge margin of 120,599 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 72%.
The result of Kottayam is out, as Thomas Chazhikadan of Kerala Congress (M) emerged as the winner in a neck-to-neck battle against V.N. Vasavan (Communist Party of India (Marxist)). The former garnered 421046 votes and won by a margin of 106,259 votes.
Bahujan Samaj Party filelded Jijo Joseph from the constituency.