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Malappuram is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies of Kerala.
According to the data from last census, 17,92,991 people stay in Malappuram. Out of them, 8.24% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 17,92,991 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 49.57% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 50.43% people.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 13,40,547. Of them, 6,74,752 and 6,65,791 are male and female voters respectively.
The sitting MP E Ahamed from IUML defeated CPM's PK Sainaba by a huge margin of 194,739 votes in the previous elections.
In a completely one-sided battle, Indian Union Muslim League's P.K. Kunhalikutty crushed Communist Party of India (Marxist)'s V.P. Sanu by a margin of 260,153 to win Malappuram.
For this seat, Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Unnikrishnan. On the other hand, Praveen Kumar was the candidate from Bahujan Samaj Party .