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Ongole Lok Sabha Elections

Ongole is one of 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and is situated in the Prakasam district of the state. Almost 79 per cent of the population here lives in rural areas while SC constitutes 22.47 per cent of the entire population.

This constituency has been a stronghold for the Congress over several decades since independence but recent years have not been too kind to India's oldest political party. TDP has steadily made gains here while YSRCP's YV Subba Reddy emerged victorious in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. He had defeated Magunta Sreenivasulu Reddy by a margin of 15,559 votes in a contest that saw Congress' Darisi Pavana Kumar securing even fewer votes at 13,357.

While 2014 was a nightmare year for Congress overall, losing in Ongole would have especially hurt and the party would now be looking at gaining lost ground - either directly or through possible alliance partners.

The TDP and YSRCP too would be hoping for a favourable result in a region that has had a problem with Naxal movement over the years. Economic growth has been stunted here due to the menace of Naxalism although the Prakasam district has tobacco and granite industries that have potential.

The Ongole constituency, in particular, has over 12 lakh voters and the turnout here for the 2014 Lok Sabha election was 82.23 per cent. The state had an overall voter turnout of 74.47 per cent.

This year, all 25 seats in Andhra Pradesh will vote on April 11.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Magunta Sreenivasulu Reddy YSRCP

Won

739202
Sidda Raghava Rao TDP

Lost

524351
Bellamkonda Saibabu JSP

Lost

29379
Nota NOTA

Lost

20865
Thoganti Sreenivasulu BJP

Lost

8229
Dr. Sirivella Prasad INC

Lost

8139
Maram Srinivasa Reddy PSHP

Lost

3258
Venkatesh Vepuri IND

Lost

3212
Mohan Ayyappa IND

Lost

1451
Madhu Yattapu IND

Lost

1160
Venkatesan Baburao IPBP

Lost

1073
Konda Praveen Kumar NVDP

Lost

811
Billa Chennaiah IND

Lost

673
Kavuri Venu Babu Naidu IND

Lost

565

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