Tenkasi (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Tenkasi constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 1957-present
Reservation Scheduled Caste
Party A.I.A.D.M.K
Elected Year 2014 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,063,614 [1]
Most Successful Party Indian National Congress (9 times)
Assembly Constituencies 202. Rajapalayam
203. Srivilliputhur (SC)
219. Sankarankovil
220. Vasudevanallur (SC)
221. Kadayanallur
222. Tenkasi

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

Assembly segments[edit]

Tenkasi Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments (until the 2006 election):[2]

  1. Sankaranayanarkoil (SC)
  2. Vasudevanallur (SC)
  3. Kadayanallur
  4. Tenkasi
  5. Srivilliputhur
  6. Rajapalayam

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Winner Party Runner-up Party
1957 M. Sankarapandian INC N. Shanmugham CPI
1962 M. P. Swamy INC S. A. Muruganandam CPI
1967 R. S. Arumugam INC Velu SWA
1971 A. M. Chellachami INC R. S. Arumugam NCO
1977 M. Arunachalam INC S. Arumugam BJP
1980 M. Arunachalam INC S. Rajagopalan JNP
1984 M. Arunachalam INC R. Krishnan CPM
1989 M. Arunachalam INC R. Krishnan CPM
1991 M. Arunachalam INC T. Sadhan Thirumalai Kumar DMK
1996 M. Arunachalam TMC(M) V. Selvaraj INC
1998 S. Murugesan ADMK M. Arunachalam TMC(M)
1999 S. Murugesan ADMK S. Arumugam BJP
2004 M. Appadurai CPI S. Murugesan ADMK
2009 P. Lingam CPI K. Vellaipandi INC

Detailed results[edit]


General Election, 2009: Tenkasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI P. Lingam 281174
INC G. Vellaipandi 234368
Turnout 746045
CPI hold Swing
TF gain from UPA Swing


General Election, 2004: Tenkasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI M. Appadurai 348,000 48.85 n/a
AIADMK S. Murugesan 225,824 31.70 -3.62
JD(U) Dr. K. Krishnasamy 101,122 14.19 n/a
Independent M. Vadivel Kumar 14,441 2.03 n/a
Majority 122,176 17.15 +17.02
Turnout 712,409 65.68 +0.80
CPI gain from AIADMK Swing +48.85


  1. ^ GE 2009 Statistical Report: Constituency Wise Detailed Result
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 

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