Idukki Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates: Dean Kuriakose of Congress wins
In 2014, independent candidate Joice George won a 46.60 majority and won the Lok Sabha election.
Idukki Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 13
Total electors: 1,157,302 (2014 estimates)
Female electors: 5,79,446
Male electors: 5,77,856
Assembly Constituencies: Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam, Devikulam (SC), Udumbanchola, Thodupuzha, Idukki, Peermade
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Leader of the Kerala Congress (KEC) in 1999, F Francis George was elected MP from this constituency in 1999 and 2004 elections. Then Congress party member PT Thomas won the election in 2009. In 2014, independent candidate Joice George won a 46.60 majority and won the election.
Demographics: Idukki is part of what is called the "Christian heartland" of Kerala. It is noted that this constituency has only elected Christian candidates since 1971 elections. The constituency is also known for its significant plantation workers, many of whom are of Tamil origin.
The state government has sought the assistance of the defence forces for rescue operations even as a 'red alert' was sounded for six districts of Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad
The report known as the Western Ghats Ecology Experts Panel, or commonly called the Gadgil report, published in 2011 highlighted the ecological sensitivity of the Western Ghats and the need to protect the region by restricting activities there