Thoothukudi (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Thoothukudi Lok Sabha Conctituency Area
Existence2009-present
ReservationGeneral
Current MP Kanimozhi
Party DMK
Elected Year 2019 Election
State Emblem of Tamil Nadu.svg Tamil Nadu,
Flag of India.svg  India
Total Electors949,153 [1]
Assembly Constituencies

Thoothukudi is a Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu. Originally Tiruchendur constituency, it was delimited to Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi constituencies during 2009 Lok Sabha election.

Thoothukudi City Corporation in Tamil Nadu, India

Thoothukudi is a port city and a municipal corporation and an industrial city in Thoothukudi district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The city lies in the Coromandel Coast of Bay of Bengal. Thoothukudi is the headquarters of Thoothukudi district. It is located about 590 kilometres south of Chennai and 190 kilometres northeast of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). According to Confederation of Indian Industry, Thoothukudi has the second highest Human Development Index in Tamil Nadu next to Chennai. Thoothukudi City serves as the headquarters of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Limited. Major educational establishments in the city include Thoothukudi Medical College, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Maritime Academy, V.O.C. Arts & Science College, Government Polytechnic College,, Anna University Thoothukudi Campus. and Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, Tiruchendur. V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust is one of the fastest growing Major Ports in India. Thoothukudi is an "Emerging Energy and Industrial hub of South India".

Lok Sabha Lower house of the Parliament of India

The Lok Sabha or House of the People is the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament, with the upper house being the Rajya Sabha. Members of the Lok Sabha are elected by adult universal suffrage and a first-past-the-post system to represent their respective constituencies, and they hold their seats for five years or until the body is dissolved by the President on the advice of the council of ministers. The house meets in the Lok Sabha Chambers of the Sansad Bhavan in New Delhi.

Tamil Nadu State in Southern India

Tamil Nadu, is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri Mountains, the Meghamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka.

Contents

Assembly segments

The constituency was formed after the 2008 delimitation. Following are the assembly constituencies;

  1. Thoothukudi
  2. Tiruchendur
  3. Vilathikulam
  4. Ottapidaram
  5. Kovilpatti
  6. Tiruvaikuntam

Members of Parliament

Lok SabhaDurationMemberPolitical Party
15th 2009-2014 S. R. Jeyadurai Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
16th 2014-2019 Jayasingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
17th 2019-present Kanimozhi [2] Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election results

Indian General Elections

2019

General Election, 2019: Thoothukudi
PartyCandidateVotes%±
DMK Kanimozhi 5,63,14356.8%
BJP Tamilisai Soundararajan 2,15,93421.8%
AMMK Dr M Buvaneshvaran76,8667.8%
NTK Christantine Rajasekar49,2225%
MNM T.P.S. Pon Kumaran25,7022.6%
Independent Subhashini Mallathi8,1090.82%
Independent J Sivaneswaran5,2520.53%
Majority3,47,20935%
Turnout 9,91,96769.48
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing

2014

General Election, 2014: Thoothukudi
PartyCandidateVotes%±
AIADMK JEYASINGH THIYAGARAJ NATTERJEE.J366052
DMK JEGAN.P242050
MDMK JOEL.S182191
Majority
Turnout
AIADMK gain from DMK Swing tfhm

2009 [3]

General Election, 2009: Thoothukudi
PartyCandidateVotes%±
DMK S. R. Jeyadurai 31101747.4 of total polled
AIADMK Dr. Cynthia Pandian23436835.72% of total polled
DMDK SUNTHER.M.S614039.36
BJP SARAVANAN.S270134.12
Majority
Turnout 656164
DMK hold Swing
UPA gain from TF Swing

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References

  1. GE 2009 Statistical Report: Constituency Wise Detailed Result
  2. "General elections to the 17th Lok Sabha, 2019 - List of members elected" (PDF). New Delhi: Election Commission of India. 25 May 2019. p. 27. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20130802000135/http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/archiveofge2009/Stats/VOLI/25_ConstituencyWiseDetailedResult.pdf

See also

Thiruchendur Town in Tamil Nadu, India

Tiruchendur is a panchayat town southern tip of India, in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. It is home to Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, also known as Arulmigu Subramaniaswamy Temple which is a Second Arupadai veedu and one of the ancient Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Muruga.. Tiruchendur is well-connected by road and rail with the rest of Tamil Nadu and India and the nearest railway station is Tiruchendur railway station. Tiruchendur is just 53 km from Tirunelveli.