Puthuppally: The Constituency of Oommen Chandy

Puthuppally is the constituency of Mr Oommen Chandy, the current opposition leader of Kerala State Assembly. It is situated in Kottayam district and is formed by 8 Panchayats namely Ayarkkunnam, Akalakkunnam, Pampady, Meenadam, Pancahikkad, Kooroppada, Pallikkathodu and Puthuppally.

Puthuppally Constituency


Puthuppally is the birth place of Kerala's current Assembly opponent leader Sri Oommen Chandy. Puthuppally is situated in Kottayam District, which is 8 kilometre away from Kottayam town. Puthuppally is famous for old temples and churches. Puthiya Trikkovil Shiva temple and St George church are famous among them. Puthuppally is filled with all castes and creeds; so one can see all types of festivals being celebrated in Puthuppally. Puthuppally is famous for the spices like cloves, pepper and ginger. The fields are mainly planted with paddy and the other areas are mainly hilly region. Puthuppally is famous for sports, politics, culture and for education. This is one of the constituencies in Kerala, which gives importance to all kinds of activities. Many important schools and colleges are also situated in Puthuppally.

Panchayats in Puthuppally constituency

Puthuppally constituency is formed by 8 Panchayats namely Ayarkkunnam, Akalakkunnam, Pampady, Meenadam, Pancahikkad, Kooroppada, Pallikkathodu and Puthuppally. This constituency is one among the oldest assembly constituencies of Kerala. Oommen Chandy was elected as the MLA for the first time in 1970 and after that he was re-elected in all the assembly election. That means from 1970 onwards, Oommen Chandy consolidated his position in the assembly during the past four decades, getting elected nine times consecutively. In fact, only on three occasions had the Puthuppally constituency gone to the Left - in 1965, 1967 and 1980. (However, in the 1980 election, Oommen Chandy, then as a representative of the Congress(U), contested as an LDF candidate). But it's not the matter of Right or Left, it was Oommen Chandy as the leader of Puthuppally constituency during the past 40 years. This record of being the leader of a single constituency for more than 40 years is a very big achievement in the life of any politician. So with no doubt, we can say that the people of Puthuppally have put their full faith on their leader.

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