Ponnani Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates: ET Mohammed Basheer of IUML wins
ET Muhammed Basheer has been the sitting MP since the 2009 Lok Sabha election, belonging to IUML.
Ponnai Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 7
Total electors: 1,178,325 (2014 estimates)
Female electors: 6,06,384
Male electors: 5,71,941
Assembly Constituencies: Tirurangadi, Tanur, Tirur, Kottakkal, Thavanur, Ponnani, Thrithala
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: GM Bannatwala won the election in 1999. He was succeeded by E Ahamed. ET Muhammed Basheer has been the sitting MP since 2009. All three candidates belong to IUML.
Demographics: Of the seven assembly constituencies, six fall in the Malappuram district. Only Thrithala comes under the Palakkad district. The constituency is a Muslim majority area and has been loyal to IUML. Sitting MP ET Muhammed Basheer will run for a third time in the 2019 elections. The Left Front has fielded sitting Nilambur MLA PV Anwar. The CPM politician took a beating last year after he was accused of illegal construction in a water park.