Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Who will win the third general polls in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi?
The Kallakurichi Lok Sabha seat in Tamil Nadu was formed after the restructuring of parliamentary constituencies in 2008.
The DMK won the Kallakurichi Lok Sabha seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha election and the ruling AIADMK in the next polls in 2014.
This year, Gautham Sigamani of the DMK will contest the Lok Sabha election. The DMDK deputy general secretary LK Sudhish, who is also party founder Vijayakant’s brother-in-law, is the AIADMK-BJP alliance’s candidate from Kallakurichi, the heartland of the dominant OBC Vanniar community, which became the 33rd district of Tamil Nadu in January 2019.
Voting in all the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be held during the second round of seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019 on April 18. The results will be declared on May 23.
State: Tamil Nadu
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Kallakurichi
2019 candidates: Gautham Sigamani P (DMK), Sakthivel S (BSP), Sudhish L K (DMDK)
Polling date: April 18
Sitting MP, party: K. Kamaraj, AIADMK
Winning margin in 2014: 223,507
Runner up name, party: R Manimaran, DMK
Number of voters in 2014: 1,107,241
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 78.39%
Number of women voters in 2014: 705,280
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,623