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  • 12:32 PM IST
    LIVE – Malappuram Bye-Election Results: Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator candidate P K Kunhalikutty won the Malappuram bye-election in Kerala on Monday by 171,038 lakh votes. P K Kunhalikutty, sitting legislator and a popular face of IUML, remained far ahead of his nearest rival — Communist Party of India-Marxist candidate and youth leader M B Faisal throughout the counting process. The Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Sree Prakash came a distant third.

    With 5,15,330 votes, P K Kunhalikutty broke the record of late E Ahmad who won the 2014 Lok Sabha election with 4,37,723 votes. E Ahamed had won the 2014 Lok Sabha election with a record margin of 1.94 lakh votes. CPI-M candidate M B Faisal came at second spot with 3,44,307 votes, while the BJP’s Sree Prakash got 65,675 votes in the Malappuram bypolls.
  • 12:23 PM IST

    LIVE – Malappuram Bye-Election Results: IUML candidate P K Kunhalikutty has won the Malappuram bypolls, reported ANI. Read full story here

  • 12:21 PM IST

    LIVE – Malappuram Bye-Election Results: According to ANI, Congress-led UDF and IUML candidate P K Kunhalikutty has won the Malappuram bypolls. Read full story here

  • 12:02 PM IST

    LIVE – Malappuram Bye-Election Results:


    Party

    Candidate

    Votes

    UDF-IUML

    P K Kunhalikutty

    515325

    LDF-CPI(M)

    M B Faisal

    344287

    BJP

    Sree Prakash

    65662

  • 11:56 AM IST

    LIVE – Malappuram Bye-Election Results: BJP candidate Sree Prakash has crossed the number of votes he polled in the 2014 Lok Sabha election from the Malappuram seat. While he got 64,705 votes in 2014, he has received 65,662 votes till now in Malappuram bypolls 2017. Counting of votes is still underway.

  • 11:49 AM IST

  • 11:45 AM IST

    LIVE – Malappuram Bye-Election Results: Congress-led UDF and IUML candidate P K Kunhalikutty is set to break the record of former MP late E Ahmad, winning Malappuram bypolls with over 5 lakh votes. Kunhalikutty is currently leading by more than 1.7 lakh votes. E Ahamed won the 2014 Lok Sabha election with a record margin of 1.94 lakh votes.

    Party

    Candidate

    Votes

    UDF-IUML

    P K Kunhalikutty

    506671

    LDF-CPI(M)

    M B Faisal

    336106

    BJP

    Sree Prakash

    64750

  • 11:35 AM IST

    LIVE – Malappuram Bye-Election Results: Late E Ahamed won the 2014 Lok Sabha election with a record margin of 1.94 lakh votes.

  • 11:34 AM IST

    LIVE – Malappuram Bye-Election Results: Congress-led UDF and IUML candidate P K Kunhalikutty is leading by 169715 votes over CPI-M candidate M B Faisal in Malappuram bypolls. Counting of votes still underway.

  • 11:31 AM IST
    LIVE – Malappuram Bye-Election Results: Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator P K Kunhalikutty increased his lead to over 1.5 lakh votes in the Malappuram bypolls in Kerala. The IUML strongman was far ahead of his nearest rival — CPI-M candidate and youth leader M B Faisal since the beginning; while the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Sree Prakash was a distant third.

Malappuram, Apr 17: Counting of votes for the bye-election results to the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala will begin at 8 AM. The polling for the Malappuram bypoll results was held on April 12. Over 68 per cent turnout was recorded in the Malappuram bypolls. The fight is between the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). We will be updating live on Kerala, Malappuram bye-election results 2017. Catch the instant live updates on Malappuram bypoll results here.

The Malappuram bye-election was called after the death of sitting MP, E Ahamed of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) in February. To retain the Malappuram Lok Sabha seat, the IUML fielded former Kerala Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty, a sitting legislator and one of the most popular faces of the party. The CPI-M fielded local body member and youth leader M B Faisal, while Sree Prakash is contesting the Malappuram bypolls on the ticket of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Malappuram is considered the citadel of the IUML and E Ahamed won the 2014 Lok Sabha election with a record margin of 1.94 lakh votes. The margin of the IUML legislators, who won in all the seven assembly constituencies in Malappuram district, came down to 1.18 lakh votes in the 2016 Kerala Assembly polls. IUML candidate P K Kunhalikutty also has the support of Congress-led United Democratic Front.

Besides, IUML’s P K Kunhalikutty, CPI-M candidate M B Faisal and BJP nominee Sree Prakash, six independents are also trying their luck from the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency. A total of 71.33 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the Malappuram bypoll, against the 71.11 per cent recorded in the last Parliament election here.