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Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha Elections

Visakhapatnam is one of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and has traditionally sided with Congress with a few wins in between for the TDP.

One of the most striking statistics related to this Lok Sabha constituency is that it has never elected a local in over two decades. In fact, BJP's Kambhampati Hari Babu won in 2014 but while he received his B.Tech degree, masters and PhD here, he was born and brought up elsewhere in the state.

The BJP win the last time around was a striking exception in a constituency where Congress has called the shots for several years. While the party could not secure wins in the 1951/52 and 1957 elections even though it was at its zenith in that decade, Congress has - more or less- held on to the mantle here since.

TDP had its debut win here in the 1984 election and followed it up with wins in 1991 and 1992. Congress, however, roared back in 2004 and 2009 before surrendering to BJP's overall might in 2014.

The BJP appears determined to etch its name in stone here and had asked Hari Babu to step down last year. There were suspicions that Babu was soft on TDP - owing to his links with the Kamma community - and the party replaced him with Kanna Lakshminarayana who had joined the party after four decades with Congress.

The traditional rivalry between Kamma and Kapu could once again decide the fate of candidates in this constituency even as TDP and Congress appear determined to fashion a win for themselves.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
M.V.V. Satyanarayana YSRCP

Won

436906
Bharath Mathukumilli TDP

Lost

432492
V.V. Lakshmi Narayana JSP

Lost

288874
Daggubati Purandeswari BJP

Lost

33892
Nota NOTA

Lost

16646
Pedada Ramanikumari INC

Lost

14633
George Bangari VCK

Lost

3028
Durgaprasad Guntu IND

Lost

2464
Pulapaka Raja Sekhar IND

Lost

2294
Anmish Varma IND

Lost

1915
B. Jaya Venu Gopal PPOI

Lost

1627
R. Udaya Gowri IND

Lost

1384
Gannu Mallayya IND

Lost

1313
Kothapalli Geetha IND

Lost

1158
Gampala Somasundaram IND

Lost

1128

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Sep 05, 2019, 15:42 PM IST
Seven Naxals surrender before Andhra Pradesh Police in Visakhapatnam

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Jul 24, 2019, 08:46 AM IST
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Jun 23, 2019, 16:52 PM IST
1 dead in fire at under-construction Indian Navy warship Visakhapatnam

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May 04, 2019, 10:49 AM IST
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Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency

Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency

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Feb 26, 2019, 18:23 PM IST
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Feb 24, 2019, 17:42 PM IST

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Jan 19, 2019, 13:38 PM IST
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Oct 24, 2018, 18:43 PM IST
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Oct 06, 2018, 21:33 PM IST
India vs West Indies: BCCI changes venue for 2nd ODI from Indore to Visakhapatnam

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Oct 03, 2018, 18:06 PM IST
Chandrababu Naidu visits families of slain TDP leaders, announces financial aid

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Sep 28, 2018, 22:40 PM IST
Andhra MLA, TDP leader shot dead by Naxals in Visakhapatnam, probe on

Andhra MLA, TDP leader shot dead by Naxals in Visakhapatnam, probe on

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Sep 23, 2018, 14:29 PM IST
Fire breaks out at movie theatre in Visakhapatnam, fire tenders rushed

Fire breaks out at movie theatre in Visakhapatnam, fire tenders rushed

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Sep 17, 2018, 08:42 AM IST