Lok Sabha election 2019: Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh set for tough fight

In 2014, the TDP recorded a thumping victory in Rajahmundry Lok Sabha constituency which had been a Congress stronghold for decades.
TDP’s Murali Mohan recorded a thumping victory over Boddu Venkataramana Chowdary of the YSRCP in 2014, This time his daughter-in-law Maganti Roopa is the TDP candidate in Rajahmundry .(HT PHOTO)
TDP’s Murali Mohan recorded a thumping victory over Boddu Venkataramana Chowdary of the YSRCP in 2014, This time his daughter-in-law Maganti Roopa is the TDP candidate in Rajahmundry .(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 09:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

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

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