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Out of 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is considered as one of the most important seats.
According to the census, the total population of Thiruvananthapuram is 17,03,709, among which 9.82% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 0.45% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 72.17% of voters live in urban areas while 27.83% voters stay in rural areas.
Out of the total 13,34,665 voters, there are 6,43,939 male voters while 6,90,695 voters are females.
Polling for Thiruvananthapuram was held on Apr 23. In the last elections, INC's sitting MP Dr. Shashi Tharoor defeated BJP's O Rajagopal by a small margin of 15,470 votes.
A total of 69% voters cast their vote in these elections.
Thiruvananthapuram witnessed a three-cornered contest between popular candidate Shashi Tharoor of INC, BJP's Kummanam Rajasekharan and CPI's C Divakaran.
A neck-to-neck battle for Thiruvananthapuram finally came to an end with Indian National Congress's Dr. SHASHI THAROOR winning the seat. Bharatiya Janata Party's KUMMANAM RAJASEKHARAN polled 316142 and lost the constituency closely.