Election Results 2019: TDP, YSRCP slug it out in Visakhapatnam constituency
Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh is spread across Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts used to be a Congress stronghold from where the grand old party had won nine times, the last of which was in 2009.
In 2014, the BJP which then had an alliance with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) won the seat with Kambhampati Hari Babu defeating Y.S Vijayamma of the YSRCP by over 90,000 votes. It was one of the two Lok Sabha seats the BJP won in Andhra Pradesh in 2014. The BJP has named former Union minister D Purandeswari as its candidate this time.
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But the main fight was expected to be between TDP candidate M Sri Bharat and YSRCP’s MVV Satyanarayana only. The TDP has won the seat thrice since it debuted in 1984. But, currently YSRCP’s MVV Satyanarayana is leading in the constituency.
The Congress had named Pedada Ramani Kumari, chief of its women’s wing in Visakhapatnam as its candidate. The Jana Sena party had nominated former CBI joint director VV Lakshminarayana as its candidate. Lakshminarayana joined the party recently.
According to the 2011 census, out of a total population of 2237952, 19.26% is rural and 80.74% is urban population. The Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST) ratio is 8.7 and 1.57, respectively out of total population.
Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency in numbers:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Visakhapatnam
Date of polling: April 11
2019 candidates: D Purandeshwari (BJP), Ramana Kumari Pedada (Congress),
MVV Satyanarayana (YSR Congress Party), MV Sribharat (TDP)
Sitting MP, Party: Kambhampati Hari Babu, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 90,488 votes
Runner up name, party: Y.S Vijayamma, YSRC
Number of voters in 2014: 1,723,037
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 68
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1785
Number of women voters: 847,850