Lok Sabha election 2019: Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh set for tough fight
Spread across East Godavari and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh, Rajahmundry Lok Sabha constituency used to be a Congress stronghold for decades from where it had won six times in a row before the TDP won for the first time in 1984.
Its industrial muscle and equally formidable agricultural and aquaculture makes Rajahmundry a vital constituency.
In the 2014 elections, TDP’s Murali Mohan recorded a thumping victory over Boddu Venkataramana Chowdary of the YSRCP while Durgesh Kandula of the Congress finished a distant third.
The Congress had won six consecutive Lok Sabha elections in Rajahmundry between 1957 and 1980. TDP managed to secure a win in the 1984 Lok Sabha election while the BJP won in 1998 and 1999.
The TDP has nominated Murali Mohan’s daughter-in-law Maganti Roopa as its candidate this time in Rajahmundry while the YSRCP has named Mangana Bharat.
As per the estimates of 2011 census, out of total population of 1903184, 70.27% is rural and 29.73% is urban population. The Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST) ratio is 20.49 and 0.95, respectively out of the total population
Rajahmundry Lok Sabha constituency in numbers:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Rajahmundry
Date of voting: April 11
2019 candidates: BJP: Satya Gopinath Dasparavasthu, Congress: Nalluri Vijaya Srinivasa Rao, YSR Congress Party: Margani Bharath, TDP: Maganti Roopa
Sitting MP, Party: Murali Mohan, TDP
Winning margin in 2014: 167,434 votes
Runner up name, party: Boddu Venkataramana Chowdary, YSRC
Number of voters in 2014: 1,421,288
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 81
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1439
Number of women voters: 719,581