Chennai Central (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Chennai Central
Chennai central lok sabha constituency.png
Chennai Central constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 1977-present
Current MP S.R.Vijayakumar
Party AIADMK
Elected Year 2014 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,000,705[1]
Most Successful Party DMK (7 times)
Assembly Constituencies 14. Villivakkam
16. Egmore (SC)
18. Harbour
19. Chepauk
20. Thousand Lights
21. Anna Nagar

The Lok Sabha constituency Chennai Central is one of three constituencies in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Formerly it was known as Madras Central.It is also one of the smallest constituencies in India. The Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) system with EVMs was used for the first time in this Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 elections.[2][3][4]

Assembly segments[edit]

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

Before 2009[edit]

Chennai Central Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:[5]

  1. Park Town
  2. Purasawalkam
  3. Egmore (SC)
  4. Anna Nagar
  5. Thousand Lights
  6. Chepauk

2009-present[edit]

  1. Villivakkam
  2. Egmore (SC)
  3. Harbour
  4. Chepauk
  5. Thousand Lights
  6. Anna Nagar

Members of the Parliament[edit]

Year Winner Party Runner-up Party
1977 P. Ramachandran NCO K. Raja Mohammad ADMK
1980 A. Kalanidhi DMK P. Ramachandran JNP
1984 A. Kalanidhi DMK E. Paul Ernest GKC
1989 Era. Anbarasu INC A. Kalanidhi DMK
1991 Era Anbarasu INC N. V. N. Somu DMK
1996 Murasoli Maran DMK G. K. J. Bharathi INC
1998 Murasoli Maran DMK D. Jayakumar AIADMK
1999 Murasoli Maran DMK M. Abdul Latheef AIADMK
2004 Dayanidhi Maran DMK N. Balaganga AIADMK
2009 Dayanidhi Maran DMK S. M. K. Mogamed Ali Jinnah AIADMK
2014 S. R. Vijayakumar AIADMK Dayanidhi Maran DMK

Election results[edit]

2014[edit]

General Election, 2014: Chennai Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK S. R. Vijayakumar 3,33,296 40.88
DMK Dayanidhi Maran 2,87,455 35.26
DMDK J. Constandine Ravindran 1,14,798 14.08
INC C. D. Meyyappan 25,981 3.19
AAP J. Prabhakar 19,553 2.40
NOTA None of the Above 21,959 2.69
Majority 45,841 5.62
Turnout 8,14,894 61.37
AIADMK gain from DMK Swing

2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Chennai Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Dayanidhi Maran 2,85,783 46.82
AIADMK S. M. K. Mogamed Ali Jinnah 2,52,329 41.34
DMDK V.V. Ramakrishnan 38,959 6.38
BSP Ay. Yunis Khan 2,108 0.35
Shiv Sena Ramchand Raaj 613 0.10
SP Surenthraa Vasu 468 0.08
Majority 33,454
Turnout 6,10,352
DMK hold Swing
UPA gain from TF Swing

2004[edit]

General Election, 2004: Chennai Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Dayanidhi Maran 316,329 61.68 +2.68
AIADMK Balaganga N. 182,151 35.52 -1.32
Majority 134,178 26.16 +4.00
Turnout 512,853 49.06 +0.60
DMK hold Swing +2.68
UPA gain from NDA Swing

1999[edit]

General Election, 1999: Chennai Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Murasoli Maran 364,565 59.00
AIADMK M. Abdul Latheef 227,616 36.84
Turnout 617,900 48.46
DMK hold Swing

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