Anantapur is one of 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. Located in an economically backward region of the state, the Naxal movement has hindered economic growth and prosperity in this parliamentary constituency over the years.
Anantapur registered 80.29 percent voter turnout in Lok Sabha Election 2019, a gain of 2.83 percent from 2014. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1662747 while 1335073 came out to exercise their franchise. While in 2014, the constituency registered 77.46 percent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1441377 while 1116542 voted.
The fate of 14 candidates contesting from Anantapur will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.
|SL. NO.||Candidate Name||Party Name|
|1||Jagadeesh Devaragudi||Communist Party of India|
|2||Talari Rangaiah||Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party|
|3||Juturu Chinna Reddy Pavan Reddy||Telugu Desam|
|4||K Rajiv Reddy||Indian National Congress|
|5||Hamsa Devineni||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|6||Giddama Ranganayakulu||Vishwa Jana Party|
|7||Padchuri Radha Krishna||Radical Democrats|
|8||G. Lalitha||SOCIALIST UNITY CENTRE OF INDIA (COMMUNIST)|
|9||Viswa Prasad Yadav Sankireddy||Independent|
|10||M.Venkatesulu||Pyramid Party of India|
Congress has been the political party of dominance here over the years although TDP has given it stiff competition since the late 1990s. In fact, TDP managed to secure a win in the 2014 Lok Sabha election when JC Diwakar Reddy defeated Anantha Venkatarami Reddy of YSRCP, leaving Congress' Anil Chowdary at the third spot. Divakar Reddy managed to get 50.33 per cent of the votes.