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Chittoor Lok Sabha constituency of Andhra Pradesh: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Chittoor Lok Sabha constituency of Andhra Pradesh. 

Chittoor Lok Sabha constituency of Andhra Pradesh: Full list of candidates, polling dates
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Chittoor is one of 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. Located in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, this constituency has been an absolute fortress for TDP since the mid-1990s.

Chittoor registered 83.71 percent voter turnout in Lok Sabha Election 2019, a gain of 2.66 percent from 2014. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1563175 while 1308574 came out to exercise their franchise. While in 2014, the constituency registered 81.05 percent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1318869 while 1068884 voted.

Andhra Pradesh constituencies: All you need to know

SL. NO. Candidate Name Party Name
1 CHEEMALA. RANGAPPA Indian National Congress
2 NARAMALLI SIVA PRASAD Telugu Desam
3 JAYARAM DUGGANI Bharatiya Janata Party
4 C. PUNYAMURTHY Bahujan Samaj Party
5 N. REDDEPPA Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party
6 PALLIPATTU. ABHINAV VISHNU Mundadugu Praja Party
7 P. RAMACHANDRAN Independent
8 A. HEMANTH Independent

Located in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, this constituency has been an absolute fortress for TDP since the mid-1990s. The party has not lost a single Lok Sabha election from here since 1996 - winning six times since. Naramalli Sivaprasad has led the TDP charge here for TDP in the last two Lok Sabha elections and is credited to have managed a win in 2009 even when Congress performed well elsewhere.

In 2014, he defeated YSRCP's G Samanyakiran while Congress' B Rajagopal was confined to a humiliating third place.

This year, YSRCP and even Congress are betting big to dismantle and dislodge TDP from its fortress. Political analysts feel that YSRCP has its best chance to secure a win here and if it does indeed happen, it would come as a massive blow for TDP. The polling was done in the first phase on April 11, 2019 and the result will be out on May 23, 2019.