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Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat.

Thiruvananthapuram: There is not much time left for the Lok Sabha elections, which is called the great festival of democracy. The coming few weeks will witness political ups and downs in the country. The people of the country will use their franchise to elect MPs for 543 Lok Sabha seats. Thiruvananthapuram seat of Kerala is also one of these 543 Lok Sabha seats. Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has won 3 consecutive elections from this seat and that is why the eyes of the entire country are on Thiruvananthapuram.

Possibility of BJP vs Congress in 2024 also

Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat is made up of 7 assembly constituencies. The names of these 7 seats are Kazhakootam, Vattiyurakavu, Thiruvananthapuram, Nemam, Parasala, Kovalam and Neyyattinkara. The Kovalam Assembly seat is held by the Congress, the Thiruvananthapuram seat is held by the mass-dominated Kerala Congress and all the remaining seats are held by Communist Party of India (CPI) MLAs. However, in the last 3 Lok Sabha elections, the situation has completely changed and the main contest has been between BJP and Congress.

Shashi Tharoor has been winning elections since 2009

There could be a tough contest this time in Thiruvananthapuram, one of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala. Shashi Tharoor may have won this seat thrice but BJP has challenged him every time. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Tharoor defeated BJP candidate K. Rajasekharan was defeated by a margin of about one lakh votes, but in the 2014 elections, Tharoor defeated BJP candidate O. He had defeated Rajagopal by a margin of about 15 thousand votes. At the same time, in the 2009 elections, Tharoor had defeated CPI candidate P. Ramachandran Nair by a margin of about one lakh votes.

Vote percentage keeps increasing in Thiruvananthapuram

As per 2011 census estimates, Thiruvananthapuram parliamentary constituency has a population of 17,03,709. Of the total population, 27.83% is rural and 72.17% is urban. The ratio of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) to the total population is 9.82 and 0.45 respectively. There were 13,34,665 registered voters in Thiruvananthapuram constituency for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, of which 73.45 per cent voters exercised their franchise. At the same time, 68.63 percent voters had cast their votes in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and 65.74 percent voters had cast their votes in 2009.

Thiruvananthapuram lost, but BJP won at the center

BJP may not have been able to win the fort of Thiruvananthapuram till date, but in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, NDA formed the government at the Center under the leadership of the saffron party and Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister. In 2014, Lok Sabha elections were held in a total of 9 phases from 7 April to 12 May, while the results came on 16 May. At the same time, in 2019, general elections were held in a total of 7 phases from 11 April to 19 May and the results of the elections came on 23 May.

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