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Kerala's Vadakara is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the data from last census, 16,07,127 people stay in Vadakara. Out of them, 3.74% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 16,07,127 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 68.93% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 31.07% people.
There are a total of 12,28,976 voters in the constituency. Among which, 5,83,950 are male voters and 6,45,019 are female voters.
Polling for Vadakara was held on Apr 23. In the last elections, INC's sitting MP Mullappally Ramachandran defeated CPM's AN Shamseer by a small margin of 3,306 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 81%.
The result of Vadakara is out, as K. MURALEEDHARAN of Indian National Congress emerged as the winner in a neck-to-neck battle against P.JAYARAJAN (Communist Party of India (Marxist)). The former garnered 526755 votes and won by a margin of 84,663 votes.
To win this seat, Indian National Congress fieled K Muraleedharan. On the other hand, Bharatiya Janata Party placed its bet on Sajeevan VK.