TDP sitting MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao has been renominated from the Narasaraopet Lok Sabha constituency.(HT PHOTO)
TDP sitting MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao has been renominated from the Narasaraopet Lok Sabha constituency.(HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha election 2019: YSRCP aims to wrest Narasaraopet from TDP

The TDP won the Narasaraopet Lok Sabha in 2009 and 2014 but the YSRCP is trying hard to stop N Chandrababu Naidu’s party from scoring a hat-trick.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 10:09 PM IST

Narasaraopet Lok Sabha constituency is located in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The TDP won the last two Lok Sabha elections here with Mondugula Venugopala Reddy securing a thin victory in 2009 while Rayapati Sambasiva Rao overcame YSRCP’s Ayodhya Rami Reddy Alla in 2014.

The TDP has renominated Rayapati Sambasiva Rao to contest from the seat this time also. The YSRCP promises to give a tough fight and has named Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayalu as its candidate. Kanna Lakshmi Narayan is the BJP candidate for Narasaraopet which once used to be a Congress stronghold.

Narasaraopet Lok Sabha constituency comprises the Assembly segments of Pedakurapadu, Chilakaluripet, Narasaraopet, Sattenapalle, Vinukonda, Gurajala and Macherla.

According to the 2011 census, out of a total population of 2041723 in Narasaraopet, 77.54% is rural and 22.46% is urban population. The Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST) ratio is 18.39 and 6.95, respectively out of total population.

Narasaraopet Lok Sabha constituency in numbers:

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Narasaraopet

Reservation nature of constituency: General

Sitting MP, Party: Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, TDP

Winning margin in 2014: 35,280 votes

Runner up name, party: Ayodhya Rami Reddy Alla, YSRC

Number of voters in 2014: 1,514,861

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 85

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1633

Number of women voters: 766,396

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