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The Lok Sabha seat never voted for Congress

15-05-201915-05-2019 12:13:51 IST
Updated On 15-05-2019 12:13:50 ISTUpdated On 15-05-20192019-05-15T06:43:51.851Z15-05-2019 2019-05-15T06:43:38.630Z - 2019-05-15T06:43:50.226Z - 15-05-2019

The Lok Sabha seat never voted for Congress

Ponnani; a small Loksabha seat in the State of Kerala. The constituency, which is part of the coastal belt of Kerala is famous for fishing activities. However, it has its own uniqueness politically. 

It never voted for Congress since 1951. Despite the political dominance of the party in India till 1990, the grand old party of India was never able to win over the hearts of this populace in this constituency. 

First general elections were held in 1951. Much of the 68 years till now, Congress party remained in power at the national level and ruled the most of the states in the country. Despite this towering image and popularity of the Congress, a tiny part in the country voted against the grand old party, elections after elections. 

Who won Ponnani between 1951 & 2014?

In the first general elections in 1951, Ponnani was won by Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party (1951), thrice by left parties; Communist Party of India and CPM), and 11 times by the Indian Union of Muslim League (1977-2014).

Ponnani was reserved for SC category in 1951 and thus sent two MPs to the Lok Sabha. in those days reserved categories used to send two MPs; one general and the other reserved. In that election, the general category MP was from Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party and the MP for SC reserved seat was from the Congress. 

Anand Murthy

With over 20 years of journalistic experience with major media houses and government agencies, Ananda Murthy Motamarri specialises in items on Political Affairs, Current Affairs and Feature writing at News Sting. His expertise on both Telugu as well as English has seen him translating more than 50 books from English to Telugu and vice versa. He also specialises is crafting content for digital media and is known for his research work into content development.
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