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Vadakara Election Results 2024: Unexpected huge win for UDF's Shafi Parambil against KK Shailaja

Vadakara Lok Sabha Election Results: The CPM nominated KK Shailaja, the MLA from Mattannur, for the Vadakara seat while Shafi Parambil for the UDF and CR Praful Krishna is the candidate representing the BJP.

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First Published Jun 4, 2024, 6:05 AM IST

Vadakara constituency saw notable developments in candidate nominations, with the CPI(M) intensifying the competition by fielding former health minister and Mattannur MLA KK Shailaja teacher, aiming to address their prior defeat with P Jayarajan. On the other hand, Congress MP K Muraleedharan, initially considered for candidacy, withdrew as his sister, Padmaja Venugopal, joined the BJP. Subsequently, Congress selected Palakkad MLA Shafi Parambil to contest in the Vadakara constituency.

The counting of votes began at 8 am on Tuesday (June 04). 

2023 Election Results:

UDF's Shafi Parambil clinched the Vadakara seat by a margin of 114506 votes and got a total of  557528 votes.

KK Shailaja (LDF): 443022

CR Praful Krishna (BJP) : 111979

2024 Elections: 

The voter turnout in Vadakara was recorded at 73.36%. In the 2024 elections, both the LDF and UDF have put forward strong contenders in the Vadakara constituency. The CPM has nominated KK Shailaja, the MLA from Mattannur, for the Vadakara seat, leveraging her popularity gained as the former health minister in hopes of converting it into votes. On the other hand, Shafi Parambil has joined the fray for the UDF, sparking high expectations. His last-minute entry into the Vadakara race received a warm reception in the constituency. The campaigning in Vadakara has reached such an intense level that making predictions has become challenging. CR Praful Krishna is the candidate representing the BJP in the Vadakara Lok Sabha constituency.

2019 Elections:

Despite the apparent dominance of the LDF in the assembly constituencies of the Vadakara Lok Sabha constituency, including Thalassery (CPM), Koothuparamba (LJD), Vadakara (RMP), Kuttyadi (CPM), Nadapuram (CPM), Koyilandi (CPM), and Perambra (CPM), the political landscape remains intricate. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, K Muraleedharan secured victory in Vadakara by defeating CPM's Kannur stalwart P Jayarajan with a significant margin of 84,663 votes. Muraleedharan garnered 526,755 votes, while Jayarajan received 442,092 votes. BJP candidate VK Sajevan managed to secure 80,128 votes.

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