Wayanad has become a hotbed of politics after Congress on Sunday, March 31 announced candidature of party chief Rahul Gandhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. A day later, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) released the name of its candidate against the Amethi Member of Parliament (MP).
The Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will take place in a single phase with all 20 constituencies to go for elections in the third phase on April 23, as announced by the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on March 10.
The Election Commission of India announced that the general elections will begin on April 11, with the last phase taking place on May 19, the results are slated to be announced on May 23.
Elections in the Wayanad constituency will take place in the third phase of the General Elections 2019 on April 23.
The Wayanad constituency was carved out in 2008. Congress have won the last two general elections here. In 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections MI Sanavas came out as victor for the party, He died on 21 November 2018 in Chennai, following complications from a liver transplant.
2014 Lok Sabha winner: ML Shanavas
Runner up name, party: Sathyan Mokeri
Number of voters polled in 2014: 915,006
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 73.25 %
Key candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
INC Rahul Gandhi
BDJS Thushar Vellappally
CPI PP Suneer
Important dates to remember for Phase III
|Issue of Notification||March 28|
|Last date for filing nomination||April 4|
|Scrutiny of nomination||April 5|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidature||April 8|
|Date Of Poll||April 23|
|Date of Result||May 23|
Along with Lok Sabha Elections, voting will also take place for the third phase of Odisha Assembly Elections 2019.