Pudukkottai (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Pudukkottai was a Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu. After delimitation in 2009, it is now a defunct constituency.

Assembly segments[edit]

Pudukkottai Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[1]

  1. Pattukkottai (State Assembly Constituency) (moved to Thanjavur constituency after 2009)
  2. Peravurani (moved to Thanjavur constituency after 2009)
  3. Kolathur (SC) (dissolved and its territories were shared between the newly formed Gandarvakottai and Viralimalai constituencies after 2009)
  4. Pudukkottai (moved to Tiruchirappall constituency after 2009)
  5. Alangudi (moved to Sivaganga constituency after 2009)
  6. Arantangi (moved to Ramanathapuram constituency after 2009)
  7. Viralimalai (moved to Karur after 2009)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Winning Candidate Party
1951 K.M. Valatharsu Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party
1957 R. Ramanathan Chettiar Indian National Congress
1962 R. Umanath Communist Party of India
1967 R. Umanath Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1971 K. Veeriah Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1977 V.S. Elanchezhian Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1980 V.N. Swamynathan Indian National Congress (I)
1984 N. Sundararaj Indian National Congress
1989 N. Sundararaj Indian National Congress
1991 N. Sundararaj Indian National Congress
1996 Tiruchi Siva Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1998 Raja Paramasivam Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1999 S. Thirunavukkarasu MGR Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2004 S. Regupathy Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election results[edit]

General Election, 2004: Pudukkottai
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK S. Regupathy 466,133 56.82 n/a
AIADMK Ravichandran. A 309,637 37.75 n/a
BSP Nagooran. A 10,024 1.22 n/a
Independent M. S. Lion Rajendran 9,723 1.19 n/a
Majority 156,496 19.08 +10.84
Turnout 820,300 66.42 +2.32
DMK gain from MADMK Swing +56.82

Note: The incumbent party MADMK did not contest this seat in 2004. Instead it was contested by its coalition partner from the previous 1999 elections - DMK.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 

See also[edit]