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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Virudhunagar constituency in Tamil Nadu has 28 candidates in fray

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

constituency watch Updated: Apr 15, 2019 09:48 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 18.(File photo)

The Virudhunagar Lok Sabha Constituency was formerly known as Sivakasi and came into existence following the delimitation of the constituencies in Tamil Nadu.

Radhakrishnan T of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is the sitting MP from this constituency. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Radhakrishnan defeated Vaiko of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK).

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This time there are 28 candidates in the fray from Virudhunagar constituency, 19 of them Independents.

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

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Here are some details about Virudhunagar Lok Sabha seat:

State: Tamil Nadu

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Virudhunagar

2019 candidates: Manickam Tagore (Congress), Perumalsamy, M (BSP), Alagarsamy, R.(DMDK).

Polling date: April 18

Sitting MP, party: Radhakrishnan T., AIADMK

Winning margin in 2014: 145,551

Runner up name, party: Vaiko, MDMK

Number of voters in 2014: 1,011,713

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 75%

Number of women voters in 2014: 513,856

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,526

First Published: Apr 09, 2019 14:32 IST