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Chidambaram Lok Sabha Elections

Chidambaram Lok Sabha Constituency is one of Tamil Nadu’s 39 parliamentary constituencies.

The Chidambaram Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 27) came into existence in 1957.

It comprises of six assembly segments which include Kunnam, Bhuvanagiri, Kattumannarkoil (SC), Chidambaram, Ariyalur, Jayamkondam.

The seat is reserved for the Scheduled Castes.

Chidambaram is a town of the Cuddalore District, under the Chidambaram Taluk.

The electors in the Chidambaram Lok Sabha Constituency will cast their votes on April 18 in the second phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election.

M Chandrakasi of the AIADMK is the incumbent Member of Parliament from the Chidambaram Lok Sabha Constituency.

In the 2014 polls, M Chandrakasi secured 429,536 votes to defeat Thol Thirumaavalavan of the VCK who got 301041 votes.

In the 2014 polls, the number of electors here was 1,366,189 out of which 1,088,423 cast their votes.

The voter turnout recorded here was 79.67 % in .the 2014 polls.

In the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election, the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party has given its ticket to P Chandrasekar from the Chidambaram parliamentary constituency.

All the 39 parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu will go to polls in the second phase on April 18.

Lok Sabha election 2019 will take place in seven phases across the country – on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.

The results would be declared on May 23.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Thirumaavalavan Thol VCK

Won

500229
Chandrasekar P AIADMK

Lost

497010
Elavarasan A IND

Lost

62308
Sivajothi M NTK

Lost

37471
Nota NOTA

Lost

15535
Ravi T MNM

Lost

15334
Gurusamy P IND

Lost

7012
Krishnaraj M AMPK

Lost

4675
Parvathi S DMSK

Lost

4100
Jagatheesan M IND

Lost

2993
Kalaiyarasan R IND

Lost

2155
Krishnakumari A IND

Lost

1706
Periyasamy T IND

Lost

1464
Kittu T IND

Lost

1200

Chidambaram News

Badhir News: Special show for hearing impaired, 13th April, 2019

This is a special segment for hearing impaired which brings to you latest updates of the afternoon. Watch this video to know the latest news stories of the day.

Apr 13, 2019, 16:30 PM IST
Chidambaram Lok Sabha Constituency of Tamil Nadu: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Chidambaram Lok Sabha Constituency of Tamil Nadu: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Chidambaram Lok Sabha Constituency of Tamil Nadu.  

Apr 09, 2019, 11:52 AM IST
Chidambaram Lok Sabha Constituency

Chidambaram Lok Sabha Constituency

M Chandrakasi of the AIADMK is the incumbent MP from the Chidambaram Lok Sabha Constituency.

Apr 08, 2019, 15:05 PM IST
Chidambaram lauds NDA govt for Clean Ganga, National Highway projects

Chidambaram lauds NDA govt for Clean Ganga, National Highway projects

The National Highway programme was "indeed a good programme," he said, adding that credit must be given to them for the NH initiative.

Mar 03, 2019, 07:11 AM IST

5W1H: SC warns Karti Chidambaram, says don't play around with the law

The Supreme Court today allowed former finance minister's son Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad but has warned him that the court will be "forced to take steps" if he does not cooperate with the

Jan 30, 2019, 17:02 PM IST
Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman accepts Chidambaram's 'challenge' on revised GDP data

Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman accepts Chidambaram's 'challenge' on revised GDP data

The CSO Wednesday released back-series data with 2011-12 as base year.

Nov 29, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
Chidambaram mocks Amit Shah for promise of curbing fuel price rise

Chidambaram mocks Amit Shah for promise of curbing fuel price rise

He took aim at the BJP chief's promise, which came even as he blamed the international factors for the rise in fuel prices to record levels.

Sep 16, 2018, 17:43 PM IST
Chidambaram moves court seeking anticipatory bail in Aircel-Maxis case

Chidambaram moves court seeking anticipatory bail in Aircel-Maxis case

Special CBI Judge O P Saini will hear the matter at 2 pm.

Jul 23, 2018, 13:03 PM IST
Robbery reported at Congress leader P Chidambaram's house in Chennai

Robbery reported at Congress leader P Chidambaram's house in Chennai

Police are investigating the complaint.

Jul 08, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
Aircel-Maxis case: A probe without FIR or offence, Chidambaram tweets on ED questioning

Aircel-Maxis case: A probe without FIR or offence, Chidambaram tweets on ED questioning

The next hearing in the case is on July 10, the same date on which hearing against Karti Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis case is scheduled.

Jun 05, 2018, 19:53 PM IST
All you need to know: June 4, 2018

All you need to know: June 4, 2018

Jun 04, 2018, 10:34 AM IST
Indian economy like a car with 3 tyres punctured: Chidambaram

Indian economy like a car with 3 tyres punctured: Chidambaram

Government is incompetent in addressing the economic issues, said the former Finance Minister

Jun 04, 2018, 06:26 AM IST
Will respond in Nagpur: Pranab Mukherjee on demands to skip RSS event

Will respond in Nagpur: Pranab Mukherjee on demands to skip RSS event

Pranab Mukherjee has been invited to attend an RSS event scheduled to be held on June 7.

Jun 02, 2018, 23:19 PM IST
Chidambaram urges states to object to 15th Finance Commission

Chidambaram urges states to object to 15th Finance Commission

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Monday urged the chief minister's and finance minister of all the state to come together and raise an objection on the Terms of Reference (ToR) prescribed by

May 14, 2018, 10:57 AM IST
Foreign assets of Chidambaram's family: Congress hits back at Nirmala Sitharaman

Foreign assets of Chidambaram's family: Congress hits back at Nirmala Sitharaman

The I-T department on May 11, 2018, filed chargesheets against Chidambaram's wife Nalini, son Karti, daughter-in-law Srinidhi and a firm under the Black Money Act.

May 14, 2018, 00:30 AM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman has been appointed attorney at Income Tax department: Chidambaram takes a dig at Union Minister

Nirmala Sitharaman has been appointed attorney at Income Tax department: Chidambaram takes a dig at Union Minister

The BJP on Sunday mounted an attack on the Congress on corruption after chargesheets were filed against family members of P Chidambaram.

May 13, 2018, 19:20 PM IST
Congress' Nawaz Sharif moment: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on chargesheets against Chidambaram's family by I-T department

Congress' Nawaz Sharif moment: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on chargesheets against Chidambaram's family by I-T department

The family of former finance minister P Chidambaram has said the Income Tax department chargesheets against them under the black money law were 'baseless allegations'.

May 13, 2018, 16:40 PM IST
Currency crunch: Ghost of demonetisation haunts government, RBI, says Chidambaram

Currency crunch: Ghost of demonetisation haunts government, RBI, says Chidambaram

ATMs in some parts of the country continued to remain out of cash on Wednesday as the government scrambled to rush currency to meet an "unusual spurt in demand".

Apr 18, 2018, 21:07 PM IST
BJP demands apology from Rahul Gandhi, Congress over ‘saffron terror’ remark

BJP demands apology from Rahul Gandhi, Congress over ‘saffron terror’ remark

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that Rahul Gandhi and Chidambaram should address a joint press conference and answer all questions raised by the ruling party.

Apr 17, 2018, 13:09 PM IST