In Tamil Nadu 39 seats are voting in phase 2, polling was cancelled in Vellore after huge cash was recovered in the constituency.(Reuters File)
In Tamil Nadu 39 seats are voting in phase 2, polling was cancelled in Vellore after huge cash was recovered in the constituency.(Reuters File)

DMK’s Kanimozhi faces her first Lok Sabha test in strategically chosen Thoothukudi

This is Kanimozhi’s first Lok Sabha election, she is currently a member of the Rajya Sabha.
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 09:25 PM IST

Kanimozhi, DMK leader and candidate from Thoothukudi, took a swipe at the BJP-led central government after casting her vote in Chennai on Thursday, the day 95 seats went to polls in 12 states and one Union Territory.

“People in the opposition have been harassed, raids targeted at opposition candidates. BJP have completely taken over AIADMK,” Kanimozhi said, according to ANI. The voting in her constituency comes two days after her home and office was raided in Thoothukudi. This is Kanimozhi’s first Lok Sabha election, she is currently a member of the Rajya Sabha.

According to I-T department officials, the raids were conducted on the basis of a complaint by the returning officer and district magistrate Sandeep Nanduri.

The raids sparked angry responses from the DMK, which accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using central agencies against opposition parties, even as party workers took to the streets of Thoothukudi and shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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“People who hoarded crores of rupees had not been raided; the EC never took any action on our complaints. We have to undertake reforms in the EC in the future,” said party president MK Stalin. Kanimozhi is the daughter of late party patriarch M Karunanidhi and Stalin’s half-sister. She is facing the state BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan in Thoothukudi.

In Tamil Nadu 39 seats are voting in phase 2, polling was cancelled in Vellore after huge cash was recovered in the constituency.

 

Constituency Sitting MP
Assam
Karimganj Radheshyam Biswas, AIUDF
Silchar Sushmita Dev, Congress
Autonomous District Biren Singh Engti, Congress
Mangaldoi Ramen Deka, BJP
Nawgong Rajen Gohain, BJP
Bihar
Kishanganj Mohammad Asrarul Haque, Congress
Katihar Shah Tariq Anwar, NCP
Purnia Santosh Kumar, JD(U)
Bhagalpur Shailesh Kumar (Bulo Mandal), RJD
Banka Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav, RJD
Chhattisgarh
Rajnandgaon Abhishek Singh, BJP
Mahasamund Chandulal Sahu, BJP
Kanker Vikram Dev Usendi, BJP
Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar Farooq Abdullah, National Conference
Udhampur Dr. Jitendra Singh, BJPs
Karnataka
Udupi Chikmagalur Shobha Karandlaje, BJP
Hassan H.D. Deve Gowda, JD(S)
Dakshina Kannada Nalin Kumar Kateel, BJP
Chitradurga B.N.Chandrappa, Congress
Tumkur S. P. Muddahanumegowda, Congress
Mandya CS Puttaraju, JD(S)
Mysore Prathap Simha, BJP
Chamrajanagar R Dhruvanarayana, Congress
Bangalore Rural DK Suresh, Congress
Bangalore North DV Sadananda Gowda, BJP
Bangalore Central PC Mohan, BJP
Bangalore South Vacant after Ananth Kumar’s death in 2018
Chikkaballapur Veerappa Moily, Congress
Kolar KH Muniyappa, Congress
Maharashtra
Buldhana Jadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao, Shiv Sena
Akola Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, BJP
Amravati Adsul Anandrao Vithoba, Shiv Sena
Hingoli Rajeev Shankarrao Satav, Congress
Nanded Ashok Shankarrao Chavan, Congress
Parbhani Jadhav Sanjay (Bandu) Haribhau, Shiv Sena
Beed Pritam Gopinathrao Munde, BJP
Osmanabad Gaikwad Ravindra Vishwanath, Shiv Sena
Latur Dr. Sunil Baliram Gaikwad, BJP
Solapur Sharad Bansode, BJP
Manipur
Inner Manipur Thokchom Meinya, Congress
Odisha
Bargarh Prabas Kumar Singh, BJD
Sundargarh Jual Oram, BJP
Bolangir Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, BJD
Kandhamal Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh, BJD
Aska Ladu Kishore Swain, BJD
Constituency Sitting MP
Tamil Nadu
Tiruvallur Dr. P. Venugopal, AIADMK
Chennai North TG Venkatesh Babu, AIADMK
Chennai South J Jayavardhan, AIADMK
Chennai Central SR Vijayakumar, AIADMK
Sriperumbudur KN Ramachandran, AIADMK
Kancheepuram K Maragatham, AIADMK
Arakkonam G Hari, AIADMK
Vellore B. Senguttuvan., AIADMK
Krishnagiri K Ashok Kumar, AIADMK
Dharmapuri Anbumani Ramadoss, PMK
Tiruvannamalai Vanaroja R, AIADMK
Arani V Elumalai, AIADMK
Villupuram Rajendran S., AIADMK
Kallakurichi K. Kamaraj, AIADMK
Salem V Pannerselvam, AIADMK
Namakkal PR Sundaram, AIADMK
Erode S Selvakumara Chinnayan, AIADMK
Tiruppur V.Sathyabama, AIADMK
Nilgiris C Gopalakrishnan, AIADMK
Coimbatore P Nagarajan, AIADMK
Pollachi C Mahendran, AIADMK
Dindigul M Udhayakumar, AIADMK
Karur M Thambidurai, AIADMK
Tiruchirappalli Kumar.P, AIADMK
Perambalur RP Marutharajaa, AIADMK
Cuddalore A Arunmozhithevan, AIADMK
Chidambaram M Chandrakasi, AIADMK
Mayiladuthurai RK Bharathi Mohan, AIADMK
Nagapattinam Dr K Gopal, AIADMK
Thanjavur K Parasuraman, AIADMK
Sivaganga PR Senthilnathan, AIADMK
Madurai R Gopalakrishnan, AIADMK
Theni R Parthipan, AIADMK
Virudhunagar Radhakrishnan T., AIADMK
Ramanathapuram Anwhar Raajhaa, AIADMK
Thoothukkudi Jeyasingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee.J, AIADMK
Tenkasi M Vasanthi, AIADMK
Tirunelvelli Prabakaran.K.R.P, AIADMK
Kanniyakumari Pon Radhakrishnan, BJP
Uttar Pradesh
Nagina Yashwant Singh, BJP
Amroha Kanwar Singh Tanwar, BJP
Bulandshahr Bhola Singh, BJP
Aligarh Satish Kumar Gautam, BJP
Hathras Ranjan Kumar Diwakar, BJP
Mathura Hema Malini, BJP
Agra Ram Shankar Katheria, BJP
Fatehpur Sikri Chaudhary Babulal, BJP
West Bengal
Jalpaiguri Bijoy Chandra Barman, Trinamool
Darjeeling SS Ahluwalia, BJP
Raiganj Md Salim, CPI(M)
Puducherry
Puducherry R Radhakrishnan, AINRC
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