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.
The first phase of voting in Visakhapatnam – one of the 25 parliamentary constituencies of Andhra Pradesh where polling was held - ended on April 11. The fate of 14 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 Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
|SL. NO.||Candidate Name||Party Name|
|1||DAGGUBATI PURANDESWARI||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|2||BHARAT MATHUKUMILLI||Telugu Desam|
|3||PEDADA. RAMANIKUMARI||Indian National Congress|
|4||M V V SATYANARAYANA||Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party|
|5||GEORGE BANGARI||Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi|
|6||B. JAYA VENU GOPAL||Pyramid Party of India|
|7||V.V. LAKSHMI NARAYANA||Janasena Party|
|9||R. UDAYA GOWRI||Independent|
|14||PULAPAKA RAJA SEKHAR||Independent|
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.
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 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. The polling will be done in the first phase on April 11, 2019 and the result will be out on May 23, 2019.