Mani C Kappan, the independent candidate backed by the UDF, has won the Pala assembly seat in Kerala by 13,000 votes, defeating Kerala Congress (M)'s Jose K. Mani.
Pala is an Assembly constituency in the Kottayam district, in the Travancore region of Kerala. The Pala constituency went to the polls on April 6, 2021.
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In the 2016 Assembly elections, Pala was won by K M Mani of NCP. Before that, in the 2011 elections, the seat was held by K.M.Mani of KECM. In the 2016 assembly polls, KM Mani garnered 58884 votes, securing over 42.13 percent of the vote share, and winning the seat by a margin of 4703 votes.
In percentage terms, the victory margin was 3.36 percent. The constituency polled 139807 votes in the 2016 Kerala assembly polls with a voter turnout of 77.63 percent. The Pala constituency has a literacy level of 96.4 percent. A total of 9 candidates stood in the 2016 elections.
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First Published: IST