Vellore (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Coordinates: 12°55′13″N 79°08′00″E / 12.920219°N 79.133306°E / 12.920219; 79.133306

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Vellore constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence1951-present
Current MPD. M. Kathir Anand
PartyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Elected Year2019 Election
StateTamil Nadu
Total Electors1,010,067[1]
Assembly Constituencies43. Vellore
44. Anaicut
45. K. V. Kuppam (SC)
46. Gudiyattam (SC)
47. Vaniyambadi
48. Ambur

Vellore Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 39 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in the present state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India.

The 2019 lok sabha election was scheduled to be held on 18 April in this constituency but the President of India rescinded polling on 16 April after Election Commission of India sent a report stating recovery of huge amount of unaccounted cash allegedly from Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate's office.[2][3][4]

Assembly segments[edit]

Vellore Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following legislative assembly (Vidhan Sabha) segments since 1951–52 Indian general election until delimitation in 2008:[5]

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

After delimitation and from 2009 Indian general election the constituency is composed of following legislative assembly (satta mandram) segments:

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

Members of Parliament[7][edit]

# Year Name Party
1. 1951 M. Muthukrishnan Indian National Congress
Dr. D. L. M. P. Ramachander Commonweal Party
2. 1957 N. R. Muniswamy Indian National Congress
M. Muthukrishnan
3. 1962 Abdul Wahid Indian National Congress
4. 1967 Kuchelar Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
5. 1971 R. P. Ulaganambi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
6. 1977 V. Dhandayuthapani Indian National Congress (Organisation) - NCO
7. 1980 A. K. A. Abdul Samad Indian Union Muslim League
8. 1984 A. C. Shanmugam All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
9. 1989 A. K. A. Abdul Samad Indian Union Muslim League
10. 1991 B. Akber Pasha Indian National Congress
11. 1996 P. Shanmugam Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
12. 1998 N. T. Shanmugam Pattali Makkal Katchi
13. 1999 N. T. Shanmugam Pattali Makkal Katchi
14. 2004 K. M. Kader Mohideen Indian Union Muslim League
15. 2009 Abdul Rahman Indian Union Muslim League
16. 2014 B. Senguttuvan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
17 2019 D. M. Kathir Anand Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election results[edit]

2019[edit]

General Election, 2019: Vellore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK D. M. Kathir Anand 4,85,340 47.30 +23.96
AIADMK A. C. Shanmugam 4,77,199 46.51 -26.13
NTK Deepalakshmi 26,995 2.63
NOTA None of the Above 9,417 0.92
Majority 8,141 0.79
Turnout 10,28,100 71.46
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing

2014[edit]

General Election, 2014: Vellore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK B. Senguttuvan 3,83,719 39.37
BJP A. C. Shanmugam 3,24,326 33.27
IUML M. Abdul Rahman 2,05,896 21.12
INC J. Vijay Elanchezian 21,650 2.22
IND. C. Gopu 6,056 0.62
NOTA None of the Above 7,100 0.73
Majority 59,393 6.10
Turnout 9,74,770 74.28
AIADMK gain from IUML Swing

2004[edit]

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: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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GE 2009 Statistical Report: Constituency Wise Detailed Result
  2. ^ DelhiApril 16, India Today Web Desk New; April 16, 2019UPDATED:; Ist, 2019 23:59. "Lok Sabha polls cancelled in Tamil Nadu's Vellore after massive cash haul". India Today. Retrieved 17 April 2019.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ S, Mohamed Imranullah (17 April 2019). "EC's elaborate report to President led to Vellore poll cancellation". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Madras high court upholds ECI's decision to cancel Vellore Lok Sabha election - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  5. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
  6. ^ "Assembly seats increase to 13 in Vellore district". The Hindu. 3 February 2009.
  7. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". loksabhaph.nic.in. Retrieved 17 April 2019.

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