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Thoothukkudi Lok Sabha Elections

Thoothukkudi Lok Sabha Constituency is one the 39 parliamentary constituencies of Tamil Nadu. Thoothukudi Lok Sabha Constituency was formed after the 2008 Presidential Notification of delimitation of constituencies.

It comprises of six legislative assembly segments of which one is for the SC category.

The electors in the Thoothukkudi Lok Sabha Constituency will cast their votes on April 18 in the second phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election. The results of the 2019 Lok Sabha election will be declared on May 23.

Jeyasingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee (AIADMK) is the present Lok Sabha MP of Thoothukkudi Parliamentary Constituency.

In the last assembly elections which were held in 2014, Jeyasingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) had won from the Thoothukudi seat by defeating Jegan P of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK).

Jeyasingh had won this seat by 366,052 votes.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, there were a total number of 1,310,597 electors here out of which 916,778 cast their votes and the voter turnout here was recorded at 69.95 %.

For the Lok Sabha Election 2019, the BJP has fielded its state president Tamilisai Soundararajan from the Thoothukudi parliamentary constituency. While the DMK has fielded Kanimozhi from the Thoothukudi seat, the MNM has given its ticket to TPS Pon Kumaran, while BSP has fielded V Siva from this seat.

The city of Thoothukudi is the headquarters of the Thoothukudi District which has a total area of 4,745 sq km. It is located along the Bay of Bengal at the extreme southeastern region of the state at a distance of 590 km from Chennai.

As per 2011 census, the population is 1,750,176 making it the 277th most populous district of India out of a total of 640 districts.

The area has a population density of 369 people per sq km and the sex ratio here is 1024 females per 1000 males. Children comprise about 13% of the total population and Hindus have a 79% majority here. Tamil and English are the widely spoken languages here.

All parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu (39 seats) will go for polling in the second phase on April 18.

Out of the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu, the BJP is set to contest on five seats and the AIADMK is contesting on 27 seats. It must be noted that this is the first time the BJP has sealed a pre-poll alliance with AIADMK - one of the two major Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu - and the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK).

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Kanimozhi Karunanidhi DMK

Won

563143
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan BJP

Lost

215934
Dr. Bhuvaneswaran, M. IND

Lost

76866
Christantine Rajasekar, S. NTK

Lost

49222
Pon Kumaran, T.P.S. MNM

Lost

25702
Nota NOTA

Lost

9234
Subhashini Mallathi, R.C. IND

Lost

8109
Sivaneswaran, J. IND

Lost

5252
Sankaralingam, M. IND

Lost

3029
Siva, V. BSP

Lost

2927
Maharajan, M. PSP(L)

Lost

2922
Gabriel James Fernando PPI(S)

Lost

2549
Rajakumar Naidu, E.V.S. TTNP

Lost

2516
Guru, K. IND

Lost

2276
Saravanan, G. IND

Lost

2135
Amalan Rajiv Bonifas H IND

Lost

2005
Rajalingam, M. IND

Lost

1866
Bala Murugan, P. IND

Lost

1699
Ramakrishnan, P. IND

Lost

1671
Ganesan, M. IND

Lost

1453
Selvin, B. IND

Lost

929
Anto Hillery, M IND

Lost

924
Jaya Ganesh, D. NIP

Lost

908
Er.Pradeep Ganesan, M.P. IND

Lost

887
Rajkumar Poliah UBM

Lost

689
Ramesh, A. IND

Lost

669
Sunman, V. IND

Lost

615
Ponraj, S. IND

Lost

560
Germanus, S CDF

Lost

494
Ravi Sankar, J. IND

Lost

487
Jeyaraj, A. IND

Lost

477
Senai Natarajan, R. IND

Lost

474
Rama Krishnan, M. IND

Lost

473
Lourdes, S. IND

Lost

460
Ponnusamy, M. IND

Lost

436
Jasper Gnana Martin, G. IND

Lost

436
Marakatha Raghava Raj, T. IND

Lost

428
James, G. IND

Lost

407

Thoothukkudi News

Sterlite shutdown - Myopic decision

The Tamil Nadu Environment & Forests Department’s Government Order for the “permanent” closure of Sterlite Copper, the Vedanta Group’s copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi, is shortsighted and

May 30, 2018, 10:31 AM IST
Tamil Nadu government orders closure of Sterlite plant in Tuticorin following death of 13 people

Tamil Nadu government orders closure of Sterlite plant in Tuticorin following death of 13 people

Large-scale violence on May 22 against the Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin and police firing led to the death of 12 persons. Next day saw one more youth succumbing to injuries sustained in police

May 28, 2018, 17:28 PM IST
SC vacation bench refuses to give urgent hearing to Thoothukudi violence case

SC vacation bench refuses to give urgent hearing to Thoothukudi violence case

Advocate GS Mani In his PIL alleged a "pre-planned murder" by police with the help of high-level officials of police and civil administration.

May 28, 2018, 13:30 PM IST
Anti-Sterlite protest: PIL in SC seeks action against police officials, NHRC probe

Anti-Sterlite protest: PIL in SC seeks action against police officials, NHRC probe

The PIL has been filed by advocate GS Mani, who sought a direction from the top court for registering an FIR against the Collector, SP and other police officials in connection with the deaths linked

May 24, 2018, 16:42 PM IST
Tamil Nadu government appoints retired Judge Aruna Jagadeesan to probe police firing during anti-sterlite protest

Tamil Nadu government appoints retired Judge Aruna Jagadeesan to probe police firing during anti-sterlite protest

The Home Ministry has sought a report from Tamil Nadu government over the violence.

May 23, 2018, 13:15 PM IST