Srikakulam is one of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and has been dominated by the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) since the mid-1990s. While the constituency voted for an independent candidate in the 1951/52 election – Boddepalli Raja Rao, it went with the Indian National Congress in 1957, 1962, 1971, 1977 and 1980 primarily because Rao had joined INC for these elections.
The first phase of voting in Srikakulam – one of the 25 parliamentary constituencies of Andhra Pradesh where polling was held - ended on April 11. The fate of 9 candidates will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared. The total voter turnout recorded in Andhra Pradesh was 76.69 per cent.
Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Srikakulam constituency in Andhra Pradesh.
|SL.NO.||Candidate Name||Party Name|
|1||RAMMOHANNAIDU KINJARAPU||Telugu Desam|
|2||DOLA JAGAN MOHANA RAO||Indian National Congress|
|3||SRINIVAS DUVVADA||Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party|
|4||PERLA SAMBA MURTHY||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|5||MATTA SATISH CHAKRAVARTHY||Pyramid Party of India|
|6||METTA RAMARAO||Janasena Party|
|7||NAMBALLA KRISHNA MOHAN||Independent|
|9||BETHA VIVEKANANDA MAHARAJ||Independent|
With caste equations playing a crucial role here – Kalinga and Velama leaders evoking strong support, the 2019 elections might well turn out to be a contest closer than what appears. The polling will be done in the first phase on April 11, 2019 and the result will be out on May 23, 2019.