Nilgiris (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Nilgiris
Nilgiris lok sabha constituency.png
Nilgiris constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 1957-present
Reservation Scheduled Caste
Current MP C. Gopalakrishnan
Party ADMK
Elected Year 2014 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,003,168[1]
Most Successful Party Indian National Congress (7 times)
Assembly Constituencies 107. Bhavanisagar
108. Ootacamund
109. Gudalur (SC)
110. Coonoor
111. Mettuppalayam
112. Avanashi (SC)

Nilgiris is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.

Assembly segments[edit]

Nilgiris Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

  1. Mettupalayam
  2. Avanashi (SC)
  3. Bhavanisagar(SC)
  4. Coonoor (SC)
  5. Ootacamund
  6. Gudalur

Members of the Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Second 1957-62 C.Nanjappa Indian National Congress
Third 1962-67 Akkamma Devi Indian National Congress
Fourth 1967-71 M. K Nanja Gowder Swatantra Party
Fifth 1971-77 J. Matha Gowder Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixth 1977-80 P. S Ramalingam All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Seventh 1980-84 R. Prabhu Indian National Congress
Eighth 1984-89 R. Prabhu Indian National Congress
Ninth 1989-91 R. Prabhu Indian National Congress
Tenth 1991-96 R. Prabhu Indian National Congress
Elewenth 1996-98 S. R Balasubramoniyan Tamil Maanila Congress
Twelfth 1998-99 M. Master Mathan Bharatiya Janata Party
Thirteenth 1999-04 M. Master Mathan Bharatiya Janata Party
Fourteenth 2004-2009 R. Prabhu Indian National Congress
Fifteenth 2009-2014 A. Raja Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixteenth 2014- C. Gopalakrishnan Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election results[edit]

General Election, 2009: Nilgiris
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK A. Raja[3] 3,16,303 44.64 +16.69
MDMK Krishnan C[4] 2,30,756 32.52 -16.81
DMDK Selvaraj S 76,613 10.80 -16.81
KNMK Bhadiran S 32,776 4.62 -16.81
BJP S. Guroomurthy 18,690 2.63 -16.81
Majority 236,502 30.28 +27.05
Turnout 7,09,705 59.29 +4.21
DMK gain from MDMK Swing 16.69
General Election, 2004: Nilgiris
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC R. Prabhu 494,121 63.26 +16.69
BJP M. Master Mathan 257,619 32.98 -16.81
Independent Pappannan. T. K 10,649 1.36 n/a
Majority 236,502 30.28 +27.05
Turnout 781,152 59.29 +4.21
INC gain from BJP Swing 16.69

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