Ponnani is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala.
A pivotal votebank of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), the party has represented the Ponnani Lok Sabha constituency continuously since 1977.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the IUML once again won from the constituency with its candidate ET Mohammed Basheer defeating his closest contestant Independent candidate V Abdurahman by more than 25,000 votes.
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The general elections will be held across India in seven phases beginning April 11 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Here’s all you need to know about the Ponnani Lok Sabha constituency:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Ponnani
Sitting MP, Party: ET Mohammed Basheer, IUML
Winning margin in 2014: 25,410
Runner up name, party: V.Abdurahman, Independent
Number of voters in 2014: 871,595
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 51
Number of polling booths in 2014: 948
Number of women voters: 466,476
Mar 15, 2019 14:16 IST
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