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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Tiruvannamalai constituency in Tamil Nadu readies for its third general polls

Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 18.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 12, 2019 16:41 IST
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Ranchi, India - March 26, 2019:Police officials watching a film on the use of electronic voting machine(EVM) and VV-PAT during a training programme for the Lok Sabha poll organised by the election commission at JVM , Shyamali school campus in Ranchi, India, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE
Ranchi, India - March 26, 2019:Police officials watching a film on the use of electronic voting machine(EVM) and VV-PAT during a training programme for the Lok Sabha poll organised by the election commission at JVM , Shyamali school campus in Ranchi, India, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE (Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
         

Tiruvannamalai Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu was created during 2008 assembly delimitation from former Tiruppattur constituency.

In 2009, the constituency picked a DMK candidate while in 2014, people voted the AIADMK candidate to represent them in the Lok Sabha.

Facing its third general election, the constituency will witness a multi-cornered contest as, apart form AIADMK and DMK other parties in poll fray are AIADMK breakaway faction Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam, actor Kamal Hassan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam and Tamil nationalist party Naam Tamilar Katchi.

Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 18.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

Here are some details about Tiruvannamalai Lok Sabha seat:

State: Tamil Nadu

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Tiruvannamalai

Polling date: April 18

2019 candidates: Annadurai C N (DMK), Agri Krishnamurthy S S (AIADMK)

Sitting MP, party: Vanaroja R, AIADMK

Winning margin in 2014: 168,606

Runner up name, party: Annadurai C N, DMK

Number of voters in 2014: 1,068,556

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 79%

Number of women voters in 2014: 538,420

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,573