Kerala

Kerala, a southern state sends 20 MPs to Lok Sabha. Congress and Left Front are the major parties in the state. Currently, Congress is in power in the state. The state alternatively votes for Congress and Left every five years for the state assembly. In Lok Sabha too, a similar pattern is observed.

Parties 1957 1962 1967 1971 1977 1980 1984 1989 1991 1996 1998 1999 2004 2009
Congress 6 6 1 6 11 5 13 14 13 7 8 8 0 13
Left Front (CPI & CPM) 9 6 12 5 4 8 1 2 3 7 8 8 15 4
Others 3 6 6 8 5 7 6 4 4 6 4 4 5 3
Total 18 18 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Source: Statistical Reports, Election Commission of India

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