The results of the Chalakudy Lok Sabha Constituency has been declared. Congress candidate and former MLA Benny Behanan won the constituency seat by a margin of 1,32,274 votes defeating sitting MP and actor Innocent. Behanan won the seat with 4,73,444 votes in Chalakudy. Voting took place for the Chalakudy Constituency on April 23. According to the Election Commission of India, a total voter turnout of 80.43 per cent was recorded. Other candidates who were in the fray included Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) A N Radhakrishnan and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Johnson N. Rahul Gandhi Wins Wayanad Lok Sabha Seat In Kerala By Huge Margin.
Chalakudy is a municipal town in Thrissur district of the Indian state of Kerala. Earlier known as Mukundapuram constituency, it was dissolved as part of the delimitations of constituencies order in 2008. Today, it is an assembly segment in the newly formed Chalakudy constituency and one among the 20 constituencies in the state. Chalakudy's constituency number is 11. Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituency comprises of seven assembly segments including Kaipamangalam, Chalakkudy, Kodungallur, Perumbavoor, Angamaly, Aluva and Kunnathunad (SC).
Congress' KP Dhanapalam won the first Lok Sabha election for the constituency in 2009. Innocent contested from the seat as an Independent candidate and won the election in 2014. Prior to its dissolution, Mukundapuram had been UDF stronghold since 1957 having won the seat more than 10 times. In 2014, Innocent had defeated Congress' stalwart PC Chacko by a margin of nearly 14,000 votes.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule for Chalakudy Constituency:
|Announcement and Issue of Press Note||March 10|
|Issue of Notification||March 28|
|Last date for filing nomination||April 4|
|Scrutiny of nomination||April 5|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidature||April 8|
|Date Of Poll||April 23|
|Date of Result||May 23|
|Dates Before Elections Shall be Completed||May 27|
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 3 Schedule And Dates (Watch Video):
The Lok Sabha elections 2019 was held between April 11 and May 19 in seven phases. In Kerala, voting was held in a single phase. During the third phase, the polling was held in 115 Lok Sabha constituencies of 14 states. The counting of votes was held on May 23 and thereafter the results were declared.