Arakkonam (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Arakkonam (Lok Sabha constituency)
Arakkonam lok sabha constituency.png
Arakkonam constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 1977-present
Current MP G. Hari
Party ADMK
Elected Year 2014 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,098,607[1]
Most Successful Party Indian National Congress (5 times)
Assembly Constituencies 3. Tiruttani
38. Arakkonam (SC)
39. Sholinghur
40. Katpadi
41. Ranipet
42. Arcot

Arakkonam is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu.

Demographics (1999)[2]
Category Data
Created 1977
Vanniyars 26%
Dalits 24%
Mudaliars 15%
Muslims 15%
Total Electorate 1,156,929

Assembly segments[edit]

Arakkonam constituency as laid out by 1971 Delimitation. The boundaries for this constituency lasted until 2004 election, which was then replaced by 2008 Delimitation.

Arakkonam Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:[3]

  1. Tiruttani
  2. Arkonam (SC)
  3. Sholinghur
  4. Ranipet
  5. Arcot
  6. Katpadi

Election results[edit]

General Election, 2004: Arakkonam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PMK R. Velu 386,911 49.88 n/a
AIADMK Shanmugam N. 284,715 36.70 n/a
JD(U) Sethumadhavan S. 34,876 4.50 n/a
Janata Party Kulandaivelu M. 22,284 2.87 n/a
Independent Venkatesan V. 9,646 1.24 n/a
Majority 102,196 13.17 +0.30
Turnout 775,745 66.86 +0.54
PMK gain from DMK Swing +49.88

Note: The incumbent party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam did not contest this seat in 2004. Instead it was contested by its United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition partner Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), who won the seat. Thus, the UPA held the seat. PMK had not contested this seat in the previous 1999 elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GE 2009 Statistical Report: Constituency Wise Detailed Result
  2. ^ "Multifarious issues for the electorate". The Hindu. Apr 30, 2004. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 

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