Kozhikode Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates: MK Raghavan of Congress wins
Since 2009, Congress leader MK Raghavan has been the sitting MP in the Kozhikode constituency.
Kozhikode Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 5
Total electors: 1,177,644 (2014 estimates)
Female electors: 6,09,585
Male electors: 5,68,059
Delimited: Yes. The name of this constituency changed from Calicut to Kozhikode
Assembly Constituencies: Balusseri, Elathur, Kozhikode North, Kozhikode South, Beypore, Kunnamangalam, Koduvally
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: While in 1999, Congress candidate M Muralidharan won the election, in 2004 it was MP Veerendra Kumar from the Janata Dal (Secular) who was elected MP. Since 2009, Congress leader MK Raghavan has been the sitting MP here. In 2009, Raghavan beat CPM candidate PA Mohammed Riyas by a mere 838 votes.
Demographics: Kozhikode is largely an urban constituency, where development issues play an important role. In the wake of the Sabarimala protests, the BJP is expected to grab a significant chunk of Hindu voters, as per reports.
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