Kanyakumari (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Existence2009–present (1957-2004 Erstwhile Nagercoil)
Current MPH. Vasanthakumar
PartyINC
Elected Year2019
StateTamil Nadu
Total Electors1493509
Assembly ConstituenciesNagercoil, Kanyakumari, Colachel, Padmanabhapuram, Killiyur, Vilavancode

Kanyakumari Lok Sabha constituency Tamil: கன்னியாகுமரி 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.[1]

Assembly segments[edit]

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

Electoral History[edit]

Kanniyakumari constituency has been more favorable to the national parties. Though DMK won in 2009, the Indian National Congress was an ally and a major contributor to the victory of J. Helen Davidson. This is evident from the results of 2014 elections when Indian National Congress managed second place amidst strong anti-incumbency all over the nation. In that election, Bharatiya Janata Party won with an outstanding majority. During 2019 polls, Bharatiya Janata Party allied with AIADMK. The anti-incumbent trend on both state and the central government was a major factor in the defeat of Pon Radhakrishnan. Controversies floored on the day of the poll that nearly 40000 voters from the minority community got removed.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 DMK    BJP    INC  

Election Member Party Picture
2019 H. Vasanthakumar[3] Indian National Congress H. Vasanthakumar.jpg
2014 Pon Radhakrishnan Bharatiya Janata Party Pon Radhakrishnan.jpg
2009 J. Helen Davidson Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election results[edit]

2019[edit]

Party wise Results[edit]

2019 Indian general elections: Kanniyakumari
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC H. Vasanthakumar 6,27,235 59.83 +35.19
BJP Pon Radhakrishnan 3,67,302 35.04 -2.58
NTK V. Jainteen 17,069 1.63 +1.63
AMMK E. Laxman 12,345 1.18 +1.18
MNM J. Ebenezer 8,590 0.82 +0.82
NOTA None of the Above 6,131 0.58 +0.16
Margin of victory 2,59,933 24.73 +11.81
Turnout 10,49,427 69.90 +4.5
Registered electors 15,01,250
INC gain from BJP Swing +22.21

Legislative Assembly wise Results[edit]

No. Assembly 1st Position Party Votes % 2nd Position Party Votes %
229 Kanyakumari H. Vasanthakumar INC 110996 NA Pon Radhakrishnan BJP 82295
230 Nagercoil H. Vasanthakumar INC 84924 NA Pon Radhakrishnan BJP 74500
231 Colachel H. Vasanthakumar INC 106850 NA Pon Radhakrishnan BJP 60072
232 Padmanabhapuram H. Vasanthakumar INC 102120 NA Pon Radhakrishnan BJP 51989
233 Vilavancode H. Vasanthakumar INC 106044 NA Pon Radhakrishnan BJP 52289
234 Killiyur H. Vasanthakumar INC 112950 NA Pon Radhakrishnan BJP 42230

2014[edit]

2014 Indian general elections: Kanniyakumari
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Pon Radhakrishnan 3,72,906 37.62 +4.38
INC H. Vasantha Kumar 2,44,244 24.64 +24.64
AIADMK D. John Thankam 1,76,239 17.78 +17.78
DMK F. M. Raajarathinum 1,17,933 11.90 -29.91
CPI (M) A. V. Bellarmin 35,284 3.56 -7.62
AAP S. P. Udayakumar 15,314 1.55 +1.55
NOTA None of the Above 4,150 0.42 +0.42
Margin of victory 1,28,662 12.98 +4.41
Turnout 9,90,742 67.50 +2.51
Registered electors 14,67,796
BJP gain from DMK Swing -4.19

2009[edit]

2009 Indian general elections: Kanniyakumari
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK J. Helen Davidson 3,20,161 41.81 +41.81
BJP Pon Radhakrishnan 2,54,474 33.24 +33.24
CPI (M) A. V. Bellarmin 85,583 11.18 +11.18
DMDK S. Austin 68,472 8.94 +8.94
BSP P. Sivakami 6,400 0.84 +0.84
Independent S. Manoharan 5,063 0.66 +0.66
Majority 65,687 8.57
Turnout 7,65,661 64.99
Registered electors 11,78,047
DMK win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India's southern-most constituency:work=rediff".
  2. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/fisherfolk-fume-over-many-names-deleted-from-the-voters-list-in-kanyakumari/articleshow/68961193.cms
  3. ^ "General elections to the 17th Lok Sabha, 2019 - List of members elected" (PDF). New Delhi: Election Commission of India. 25 May 2019. p. 27. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 8°05′02″N 77°32′46″E / 8.084°N 77.546°E / 8.084; 77.546