Sivaganga (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Sivaganga
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Sivaganga constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 1967-present
Current MP P.R. Senthilnathan
Party AIADMK
Elected Year 2014 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,092,438[1]
Most Successful Party Indian National Congress (7 times)
Assembly Constituencies 181. Thirumayam
182. Alangudi
184. Karaikudi
185. Tiruppattur
186. Sivaganga
187. Manamadurai (SC)

Sivaganga is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu. One of the 39 constituencies of Tamil Nadu, Sivaganga Lok Sabha Constituency comprises six legislative assembly segments. The Sivaganga Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 30) consists of 1,092,438 number of electorates in totality, of these 534,518 are males and 557,920 are females as the Election Commission of India 2009 data suggests.

It came into existence post the 2008 delimitation of parliamentary constituencies and has over 1,090,000 voters. Sivaganga, or Sivagangai is the center of administration of the Sivaganga District which covers an area of 4,189 km2. It is bounded by the districts of Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Tiruchirapalli and Madurai. P.R. Senthilnathan, represents this constituency.

Assembly segments[edit]

Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly segments post delimitation effective from fifteenth loksabha

  1. Thirumayam
  2. Tiruppattur
  3. Karaikudi
  4. Alangudi
  5. Manamadurai
  6. Sivaganga

Members of the Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
Fourth 1967-71 Kiruttinan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Fifth 1971-77 Kiruttinan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixth 1977-80 Periasamy Thiagarajan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Seventh 1980-84 R. Swaminathan Indian National Congress
Eighth 1984-89 P. Chidambaram Indian National Congress
Ninth 1989-91 P. Chidambaram Indian National Congress
Tenth 1991-96 P. Chidambaram Indian National Congress
Elewenth 1996-98 P. Chidambaram Tamil Maanila Congress
Twelfth 1998-99 P. Chidambaram Tamil Maanila Congress
Thirteenth 1999-04 E. M. Sudarsana Natchiappan Indian National Congress
Fourteenth 2004-2009 P. Chidambaram Indian National Congress
Fifteenth 2009-2014 P. Chidambaram Indian National Congress
Sixteenth 2014-Incumbent P.R. Senthilnathan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election Results[edit]

General Election, 2014: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK P.R. Senthilnathan 4,75,993 46.33
DMK Dhurai Raaj Subha 2,46,608 24.00
BJP H. Raja 1,33,763 13.02
INC Karti P. Chidambaram 1,04,678 10.19
CPI S. Krishnan 20,473 1.99
Majority 2,29,385 22.33
Turnout 10,27,036 72.72
AIADMK gain from INC Swing
General Election, 2004: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC P. Chidambaram 400,393 60.00 +20.57
AIADMK Karuppiah. S P 237,668 34.60 n/a
Independent Subramanian Mutharaiyar. M Arimalam 9,709 1.46 n/a
Majority 162,725 24.39 +20.57
Turnout 703,669 62.35 +0.80
INC hold Swing +20.57
General Election, 1999: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC E. M. Sudarsana Natchiappan 2,46,078 40.23
BJP H. Raja 2,22,267 36.34
TMC P. Chidambaram 1,27,528 20.85
Majority 23,811 3.89
Turnout 6,11,631 54.75
INC hold Swing

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