Kanyakumari (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Kanyakumari (Lok Sabha constituency)
Kanniyakumari lok sabha constituency.png
Kanyakumari constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 2009-present
Current MP Pon Radhakrishnan
Party BJP
Elected Year 2014 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,178,047 [1]
Most Successful Party Congress (14 times)
Assembly Constituencies 229. Kanyakumari
230. Nagercoil
231. Colachel
232. Padmanabhapuram
233. Vilavancode
234. Killiyoor

Kanniyakumari Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu state in southern India. It was formed after the delimitation in 2008 by merging Kanyakumari assembly segment from the erstwhile Tiruchendur constituency with the erstwhile Nagercoil constituency.[2] This happens to be the strongest constituency for the Congress party in the whole of india.


Assembly segments[edit]

Kanyakumari Lok Sabha constituency is currently composed of the following assembly segments:

16th General Elections 2014 Candidates[edit]

Candidate Political Party No. of Votes
Pon Radhakrishnan Bharatiya Janata Party 372906
H. Vasanthakumar Indian National Congress 244244
D. John Thangam All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 176239
F. M. Rajarathnam Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 117933
A.V. Bellarmin Communist Party of India (Marxist) 35284
S. P. Udayakumar Aam Aadmi Party 15314

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Political Party
2014 Pon Radhakrishnan Bharatiya Janata Party
2009 J. Helen Davidson Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2004 A. V. Bellarmin Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1999 Pon Radhakrishnan Bharatiya Janata Party
1998 N. Dennis Tamil Maanila Congress
1996 N. Dennis Tamil Maanila Congress
1991 N. Dennis Indian National Congress
1989 N. Dennis Indian National Congress
1984 N. Dennis Indian National Congress
1980 N. Dennis Indian National Congress
1977 Kumari Ananthan NCO
1971 K. Kamaraj Nadar NCO
1967 A. Nesamony Indian National Congress
1962 A. Nesamony Indian National Congress
1957 P. Thanulinga Nadar Indian National Congress
1951 A. Nesamony TTNC

Detailed results[edit]

2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Kanyakumari
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK J. Helen Davidson 320161
BJP Pon Radhakrishnan 265474
Majority
Turnout 765662
DMK hold Swing
UPA gain from NDA Swing

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