There are 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala. In the 2014 general elections, CPM had won 1 seat, INC 15, RSP 1, KEC(M) 1, and IUML 2. BJP had registered a historic mandate in the last elections, winning 282 seats - an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha. The Congress was reduced to its worst-ever tally, winning only 44 constituencies. Riding on Modi wave and a strong anti-incumbency against the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, the saffron party came back to power after 2004, when the party had faced a crushing defeat.