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Kadapa 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 Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency of Andhra Pradesh.

Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency of Andhra Pradesh: Full list of candidates, polling dates
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Kadapa (formerly known as Cuddapah) is one of 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and was dominated by the Communist Party of India in the 1960s before becoming a Congress bastion.

Kadapa registered 77.75 percent voter turnout in Lok Sabha Election 2019, a gain of 1.68 percent from 2014. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1568388 while 1219461 came out to exercise their franchise. While in 2014, the constituency registered 76.07 percent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1342226 while 1021074 voted.

The first phase of voting in 25 constituencies of Andhra Pradesh ended on April 1. The fate of 17 candidates contesting from Kadapa will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.

Andhra Pradesh constituencies: All you need to know

SL. NO. Candidate Name Party Name
1 Yeduguri Sandinti Avinash Reddy Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party
2 Chadipirala Adi Narayana Reddy Telugu Desam
3 Gundlakunta Sreeramulu Indian National Congress
4 Gujjula Eswaraiah Communist Party of India
5 Sri Rama Chandra Singareddy Bharatiya Janata Party
6 Ameen Peeran Shaik Ambedkar National Congress
7 Lakshmi Reddy Putha Rajyadhikara Party
8 Pedakala Varalakshmi Pyramid Party of India
9 Chadipirala Siva Narayana Reddy Navarang Congress Party
10 Siva Chandra Reddy Komma Anna YSR Congress Party
11 Chadipiralla Siva Narayana Reddy Independent
12 Gona Purushottam Reddy Independent
13 Jakku Chenna Krishna Reddy Independent
14 Gujjula Eswaraiah Communist Party of India
15 Nyamatulla Shaik Independent
16 Peddireddy Showry Subhash Reddy Independent
17 Venu Gopal Rachineni Rashtriya Praja Congress (Secular)

In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, YSRCP's Avinash Reddy strolled home to an easy win by managing 55.95 percent of the total votes. He defeated TDP's Reddeppagari Srinivasa Reddy by a massive margin of 1,90,323 votes.

Kadapa (formerly known as Cuddapah) is one of 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and was dominated by the Communist Party of India in the 1960s before becoming a Congress bastion. 

From the Lok Sabha election in 1977 till 2009, Congress was indeed the political force to reckon with and managed to win nine out of 10 times. YS Rajashekhar Reddy (YSR), the two-time CM of Andhra Pradesh, ensured that his dominance in Kadapa was quite unchallenged as he secured wins in 1989, 1991, 1996 and 1998.

His younger brother, YS Vivekananda Reddy, took over from where YSR left off and secured wins in 1999 and 2004. YSR's son - Jagan Mohan Reddy - carried forward the family legacy on behalf of Congress before splitting and forming YSRCP.