Chidambaram (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Chidambaram (Lok Sabha constituency)
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Chidambaram constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 1957-present
Reservation Scheduled Caste
Current MP Thirumavalavan
Party VCK
Elected Year 2009 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,126,828[1]
Most Successful Party INIndian National CongressC (5 times)
Assembly Constituencies 148. Kunnam
149. Ariyalur
150. Jayankondam
157. Bhuvanagiri
158. Chidambaram
159. Kattumannarkoil (SC)

Chidambaram is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.

Assembly segments[edit]

Before 2009, Chidambaram Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

  1. Kurinjipadi
  2. Bhuvanagiri
  3. Kattumannarkoil (SC)
  4. Chidambaram
  5. Mangalore (SC)
  6. Vridhachalam

After 2009, Chidambaram Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:[3]

  1. Kunnam
  2. Bhuvanagiri
  3. Kattumannarkoil (SC)
  4. Chidambaram
  5. Ariyalur
  6. Jayamkondam

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Winning Candidate Party
1957 R. Kangasabai Pillai and Elayaperumal Indian National Congress
1962 R. Kanagasabai Pillai Indian National Congress
1967 V. Mayavan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1971 V. Mayavan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1977 A. Murugesan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1980 P. Kulandaivelu Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1984 P. Vallalperuman Indian National Congress
1989 P. Vallalperuman Indian National Congress
1991 P. Vallalperuman Indian National Congress
1996 V. Ganesan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1998 R. Elumalai Pattali Makkal Katchi
1999 E. Ponnuswamy Pattali Makkal Katchi
2004 E. Ponnuswamy Pattali Makkal Katchi
2009 Thol. Thirumavalavan Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi

Election results[edit]

General Election, 2004: Chidambaram
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PMK E. Ponnuswamy 343,424 46.17 -0.95
VCK Thirumaavalavan Thol 255,773 34.41 n/a
BJP Periasamy. D 113,974 15.32 n/a
Majority 87,651 11.78 -4.53
Turnout 643,871 66.09 +0.07
PMK hold Swing -0.95

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GE 2009 Statistical Report: Constituency Wise Detailed Result
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-09.