Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will AIADMK win Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri again?
The Krishnagiri parliamentary constituency was once a stronghold of the Congress, which won from the seat seven times in the past Lok Sabha elections.
The AIADMK’s K Ashok Kumar won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha election after defeating the two-time member of Parliament and DMK leader EG Sugavanam.
This year, the ruling AIADMK has fielded KP Munusamy and he is up against the Congress’ A Chellakumar, who had contested in the 2014-General elections from Krishnagiri and came fourth.
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.
Here are a few details about the Krishnagiri Lok Sabha seat:
State: Tamil Nadu
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Krishnagiri
Polling date: April 18
2019 candidates: KP Munusamy (AIADMK), A Chellakumar (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: K Ashok Kumar, AIADMK
Winning margin in 2014: 206,591
Runner up name, party: EG Sugavanam, DMK
Number of voters in 2014: 1,068,391
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 77.42%
Number of women voters in 2014: 674,489
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,620