Kanyakumari (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Kanyakumari [ edit ]
Kanniyakumari lok sabha constituency.png
Kanyakumari constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Current MP Pon Radhakrishnan
Party BJP
Elected Year 2014
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,467,796
Most Successful Party Tamil Maanila Congress (2 times)

Kanyakumari 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.[1] This happened to be the strongest constituency for the Congress party in the whole of India. But in recent years, BJP has made in roads with it winning the Lok Sabha seat here in 2014 general elections.

Assembly segments[edit]

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

Members of Parliament[edit]


 DMK    BJP  

Election Member Party
2009 J. Helen Davidson Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2014 Pon Radhakrishnan Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Kanyakumari
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
Indian general elections, 2009: Kanniyakumari
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK J. Helen Davidson 3,20,161 41.81
BJP Pon Radhakrishnan 2,54,474 33.24
CPI(M) A. V. Bellarmin 85,583 11.18
DMDK S. Austin 68,472 8.94
BSP P. Sivakami 6,400 0.84
Independent S. Manoharan 5,063 0.66
Majority 65,687 8.57
Turnout 7,65,661 64.99
Registered electors 11,78,047
DMK win (new seat)


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