Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Thiruvananthapuram to see tough fight between Congress and BJP
The Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency has swung between the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Congress an equal number of times. It has never voted for the BJP.Updated: Apr 20, 2019 18:04 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Thiruvananthapuram is one of the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies of Kerala.
Former Mizoram governor Kummanam Rajasekharan will be contesting from here on a BJP ticket against sitting MP Shashi Tharoor.
The Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency has swung between the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Congress an equal number of times. It has never voted for the BJP.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Shashi Tharoor had defeated BJP candidate O Rajagopal by a margin of 15,470 votes.
The BJP feels that its candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan may be able to give the party cadre a fillip and help the party win the constituency this time around.
The general elections will be held across India in seven phases beginning April 11 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Here’s all you need to know about the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Thiruvananthapuram
Contesting Candidates: Shashi Tharoor (Congress), Kummanam Rajasekharan(BJP), C Divakaran (CPI-M)
Date of poll: April 23
Date of polling: April 23, 2019 (phase 3)
Sitting MP, Party: Shashi Tharoor, Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 15,470
Runner up name, party: O Rajagopal, BJP
Number of voters in 2014: 873,462
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 80
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,060
Number of women voters: 438,816
First Published: Mar 25, 2019 16:12 IST