Araku (ST) (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Coordinates: 18°20′00″N 82°52′00″E / 18.3333°N 82.8667°E / 18.3333; 82.8667

Araku [ edit ]
Reservation Scheduled Tribes
Current MP Kothapalli Geetha
Party YSR Congress Party
Elected Year 2014
State Andhra Pradesh
Total Electors 1,272,340
Most Successful Party INC (1 times)
Assembly
Constituencies
Palakonda
Kurupam
Parvathipuram
Araku Valley (ST)
Paderu

Araku (ST) (Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 25 Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Parliament) constituencies in Andhra Pradesh state in southern India. This constituency is reserved for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled tribes[1] This constituency came into existence in 2008, following the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.

Assembly Segments[edit]

Araku Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following Legislative Assembly segments:[1]

Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None)
129 Palakonda ST
130 Kurupam ST
131 Parvathipuram SC
132 Salur ST
147 Araku Valley ST
148 Paderu ST
172 Rampachodavaram ST

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 INC    YSRCP  

Election Member Party
2009 Kishore Chandra Deo Indian National Congress
2014 Kothapalli Geetha YSR Congress Party

Election Results[edit]

General Elections 2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Araku
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Kishore Chandra Deo 360,458 45.49
CPI(M) Midiyam Baburao 168,014 21.20
PRP Meenaka Simhachalam 128,649 16.24
Majority 192,444 24.29
Turnout 792,367 67.01
INC win (new seat)

General Elections 2014[edit]

General Election, 2014: Araku [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
YSRCP Kothapalli Geetha 413,191 45.42 N/A
TDP Gummidi Sandhyarani 321,793 35.38 N/A
INC Kishore Chandra Deo 52,884 5.81 -39.68
CPI(M) Midiyam Baburao 38,898 4.26 -16.94
Independent Kangala Baludora 23,251 2.55 N/A
Independent Chetti Sankararao 8,951 0.98 N/A
AAP Burjabariki Dhanaraju 8,569 0.94 N/A
Independent Sallangi Ratnam 7,688 0.85 N/A
Independent Biddika Ramaiah 7,587 0.83 N/A
Independent Illa Rami Reddy 5,692 0.63 N/A
Independent Vanugu Sankararao 4,614 0.51 N/A
NOTA None of the above 16,532 1.82 N/A
Majority 91,398 10.04 -14.25
Turnout 909,614 72.92 +5.91
YSRCP gain from INC Swing +25.58

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). The Election Commission of India. p. 30. 
  2. ^ [1]