Lok Sabha election 2019: Srikakulam a TDP stronghold in Andhra Pradesh
Srikakulam Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh has been a Telegu Desam Party (TDP) stronghold since the mid 1990s. The seat slipped from the TDP’s grasp in 2009 but the party regained it in 2014 when Rammohan Naidu Kinjarapu won it defeating Reddy Shanti of the YSR Congress.
Voting in the constituency will take place on April 11.
It comprises seven Assembly constituencies of Itchapuram, Palasa, Tekkali, Pathapatnam, Srikakulam, Amabadalavalasa and Narasannapeta.
Srikakulam has been a battlefield for Kalinga and Velama communities for several elections now and it expected to remain like that in the upcoming election.
According to the 2011 census, out of total 1933930 population 78.62% is rural and 21.38% is urban population. The Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST) ratio is 8 and 4.82, respectively out of total population.
Srikakulam Lok Sabha constituency in numbers:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Srikakulam
Date of voting: April 11
2019 candidates: 2019 candidates: Perla Sambamurti (BJP), Dola Jaganmohan Rao (Congress), Duvvada Srinivas (YSRCP) Ram Mohan Naidu (TDP)
Sitting MP, Party: Rammohan Naidu Kinjarapu, TDP
Winning margin in 2014: 127,572 votes
Runner up name, party: Reddy Shanti, YSRC
Number of voters in 2014: 1,413,989
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 74.36
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1812
Number of women voters: 707,161: