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Lok Sabha election 2019: Srikakulam a TDP stronghold in Andhra Pradesh

Srikakulam Lok Sabha constituency has been a battlefield for Kalinga and Velama communities for several elections now and it expected to remain like that in the upcoming election.

lok sabha elections Updated: Mar 17, 2019 21:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Rammohan Naidu Kinjarapu of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is the siting MP of Srikakulam Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh.(HT Phptp)

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

Reservation nature of constituency: General

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

First Published: Mar 17, 2019 20:04 IST