Vellore (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Vellore is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu.

Assembly segments[edit]

Vellore changed 1.1.09 (Arni Lok sabha) Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[1]

  1. Katpadi
  2. Gudiyatham
  3. Pernambut (SC)
  4. Anaicut
  5. Vellore
  6. Arni

After delimitation, it is currently composed of

  1. Vellore
  2. Anaicut
  3. Kilvazhithunaiankuppam (SC)
  4. Gudiyatham
  5. Vaniyambadi
  6. Ambur[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Winning Candidate Party
1951 Ramachander CWL
1951 M. Muthukrishnan Indian National Congress
1957 M. Muthukrishnan and N. R. Munisamy Indian National Congress
1962 Abdull Wahid Indian National Congress
1967 Kuchelar Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1971 R. P. Ulaganambi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1977 V. Dhandayuthapani NCO
1980 A. K. A. Abdul Samad Independent
1984 A. C. Shanmugam All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1989 A. K. A. Abdul Samad Indian National Congress
1991 B. Akber Pasha Indian National Congress
1996 P. Shanmugam Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1998 N. T. Shanmugam Pattali Makkal Katchi
1999 N. T. Shanmugam Pattali Makkal Katchi
2004 K. M. Kader Mohideen Indian Union Muslim League (alliance, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam)
2009 Abdul Rahman Indian Union Muslim League (alliance, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam)
2014 B. Senguttuvan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election results[edit]

General Election, 2014: Vellore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK B. Senguttuvan 3,83,719 39.35
BJP A. C. Shanmugam 3,24,326 33.26
IUML M. Abdul Rahman 2,05,896 21.11
INC J. Vijay Elanchezian 21,650 2.22
Independent C. Gopu 6,056 0.62
NOTA None of the Above 7,100 0.73
Majority 59,393 6.09
Turnout 9,74,770 74.28
AIADMK gain from IUML Swing
General Election, 2004: Vellore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK K. M. Kader Mohideen 436,642 58.38 n/a
AIADMK Santhanam A. 258,032 34.50 -8.03
Janata Party Paramasivam A.M.S. 11,309 1.51 n/a
BSP Karunanithi E. 7,524 1.01 n/a
Majority 178,610 23.88 +20.23
Turnout 747,898 61.28 +0.31
DMK gain from PMK Swing +58.38

Note: The incumbent party Pattali Makkal Katchi did not contest this seat in 2004. Instead it was contested by its United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition partner Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)], who won the seat. Thus, the UPA held the seat. DMK had not contested this seat in the previous 1999 elections.


  1. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  2. ^ "Assembly seats increase to 13 in Vellore district". The Hindu. 3 February 2009.

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