Jayadev Galla of the TDP won the Guntur Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh in 2014.(HT PHOTO)
Jayadev Galla of the TDP won the Guntur Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh in 2014.(HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha election 2019: TDP renominates millionaire MP in Guntur

Industrialist-turned-politician Jayadev Galla of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) won the seat in 2014 defeating Vallabhaneni Balashowry of YSRCP.
By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 05:40 PM IST

Guntur is one of the most populated of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. It is prized seat and is considered as the state’s educational hub.

Industrialist-turned-politician Jayadev Galla of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) won the seat in 2014 defeating Vallabhaneni Balashowry of YSRCP by 69,111 votes. The Congress which was once a major power in Guntur was decimated. Its candidate Abdul Waheed Shaik finished third with 46,818 or just 3.76 per cent of the votes.

Galla, a millionaire MP - has once again been named as the TDP’s candidate in Guntur. He will be up against Modugula Venugopal Reddy of the YSRCP.

Guntur is known for chilli, tobacco and cotton exports and has the largest chilli market yard in Asia. It is located in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.

According to the 2011 census, out of a total population of 2091075, 48.71% is rural and 51.29% is urban population. The Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST) ratio is 19.41 and 3.3, respectively out of total population.

Guntur Lok Sabha constituency in numbers:

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Guntur

Reservation nature of constituency: General

Sitting MP, Party: Jayadev Galla, TDP

Winning margin in 2014: 69,111 votes

Runner up name, party: Vallabhaneni Balashowry, YSRC

Number of voters in 2014: 1,572,016

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 79

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1594

Number of women voters: 798,989

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