Lok Sabha election 2019: TDP to defend Vizianagaram LS seat in Andhra
Vizianagaram Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. It is a relatively new constituency and came into existence in 2008, following the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.
Voting will take place on April 11.
Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju of the Telugu Desam Party won the seat in 2014 defeating Venkata Rangarao Ravu of the YSR Congress by over one lakh votes. .Raju was the Union minister for Civil Aviation in the NDA government . He resigned March 8, 2018 after the TDP puled out of the alliance over the Centre’s refusal to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh
The Congress had won the seat in 2009. Vizianagaram Lok Sabha constituency comprises seven assembly segments of Etcherla, Rajam, Bobbili, Chipurupalli, Gajjapathinagaram, Nellimarla and Vijayanagaram.
Vizianagaram parliamentary constituency is spread across Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts. According to the 2011 census, out of a total population of 1900655, 78.4% is rural and 21.6% is urban population. The Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST) ratio is 10.96 and 1.61, respectively out of total population.
Vizianagaram Lok Sabha constituency in numbers:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Vizianagaram
Date of voting: April 11
2019 candidates: P Sanyasi Raju (BJP), Yedla Adlraju (Congress), Bellani Chandrasekhar (YSRCP), Ashok Ganapathi Raju (TDP)
Sitting MP, Party: Pusapati Ashok Gajapati Raju, TDP
Winning margin in 2014: 106,911 votes
Runner up name, party: Venkata Rangarao Ravu, YSRC
Number of voters in 2014: 1,404,127
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 79.79
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,658
Number of women voters: 703,290
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