Kerala Elections 1982

No of candidates and votes won by various political parties

Name of Party Candidates Valid Votes Secured
Contested Elected

United Democratic Front (UDF) 140 77 4617505
Indian National Congress-Indira (Cong-I or INCI) 35 20 1137374
Congress-Antony (CA) 28 15 920743
Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) 18 14 590255
Kerala Congress- Mani (KCM) 17 6 559930
Kerala Congress- Joseph (KCJ) 12 8 435200
Janata-Gopalan (JANG) 8 4 262595
National Democratic Party (NDP) 8 4 255580
Socialist Republican Party (SRP) 6 2 205250
Revolutionary Socialist Party-Sreekantan Nair (RSP-S) 4 1 114721
Praja Socialist Party (PSP) 1 1 29011
Democratic Labour Party (DLP) 1 1 35821
Independents 2 1 71025

Left Democratic Front  (LDF) 140 63 4523928
Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) 57 28  1964924
Communist Party of India (CPI) 26 13 838191
Congress-Socialist (ICS) 18 7 551132
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) 8 4  263869
All Indian Muslim League (AIML) 12 4 310626
Janata (JAN) 12 4 386810
Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) 1 1 37705
Independents (LDF) 5 2 149928
Lok Dal (LD) 1 0 20743

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 69 0 263331
Others/ Independents 351 0 158946

Total 699 140 9563710
These figures vary from the official figures on account of the treatment of independents supported by various parties. Independents contesting with active support of a party in a front are included in the count of respective parties while independents supported by the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF) without specific party affiliations are listed separately. Candidates of  Kerala Congress-Socialist are also listed as LDF independents. Similarly, the NRSP which unsuccessfully contest one seat is included among UDF independents. Janata Party had only seat adjustments with LDF.
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