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Araku (ST) Lok Sabha Elections

Araku (ST) is one of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and came into existence in 2008 after the Delimitation Commission of India recommended implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies. It is also the only ST constituency in Andhra Pradesh.

In 2009 Lok Sabha election, Kishore Chandra Deo of Congress registered an easy win here by defeating CPI(M)'s Midiyam Baburao. Tables turned completely by 2014 Lok Sabha election for both Congress and CPI(M) with YSCR's Kothapalli Geetha who won by a margin of 91,398 votes. TDP's Gummidi Sandhyarani was placed second. Geetha has since - in August of 2018, formed her own party called Jana Jagruti Party.

YSCR, however, would be fancying its prospects this year as well and just last month, 400 tribals joined the party. Of these, 62 were sarpanches, 26 were Mandal Parishad members and 45 were former sarpanches. The party is hoping that they can mobilise voters at the ground level to keep TDP and Congress at bay once again.

The issue of tribals - their welfare and development - forms an integral part of what political parties promise here. Then there is the question of looking after Kapus, SCs, Yadavas and Matsyakaras as well.

The menace of Maoists too pose a grave threat with TDP MLA Sarveswara Rao bein gunned down here just last September. Rao has been elected MLA on YSCR ticket but had switched over to TDP.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, 913838 votes were cast across 1628 polling stations with a voter turnout of 71.82%.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Goddeti Madhavi YSRCP

Won

562190
Kishore Chandra Deo TDP

Lost

338101
Nota NOTA

Lost

47977
Gangulaiah Vampuru JSP

Lost

42794
Dr Kosuri Kasi Viswanadha Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Reddy BJP

Lost

17867
Shruti Devi Vyricherla INC

Lost

17730
Kangala Baludora IND

Lost

13826
Narava Satyavathi IND

Lost

11236
Anumula Vamsikrishna IND

Lost

10240
Biddika Ramayya IND

Lost

7867
Swamula Subrahamanyam JNJP

Lost

4710

Araku (ST) News

Araku (ST) Lok Sabha constituency: The only ST constituency in Andhra Pradesh

Araku (ST) Lok Sabha constituency: The only ST constituency in Andhra Pradesh

The issue of tribals - their welfare and development - forms an integral part of what political parties promise here.

Feb 26, 2019, 20:19 PM IST
Naxals claim responsibility; says killed TDP leaders as they became mining mafia, ignored tribals' interest

Naxals claim responsibility; says killed TDP leaders as they became mining mafia, ignored tribals' interest

Two TDP leaders from Araku were shot dead by Naxals on September 23.

Nov 02, 2018, 20:39 PM IST