Vizianagaram is one of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and is also one of the newer ones here – coming into existence only in 2008. It came into existence after the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India – constituted in 2002 – were implemented.
Vizianagaram registered 80.57 percent voter turnout in Lok Sabha Election 2019, a gain of 11.08 percent from 2014. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1499300 while 1207944 came out to exercise their franchise. While in 2014, the constituency registered 69.49 percent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1519629 while 1056055 voted.
The first phase of voting in Vizianagaram – 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 Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh.
|SL. NO.||Candidate Name||Party Name|
|1||Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati||Telugu Desam|
|2||Adiraju Yedla||Indian National Congress|
|3||Bellana Chandra Sekhar||Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party|
|4||Sanyasi Raju Pakalapati||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|5||Anandsagar Pogru||Samaanya Praja Party|
|6||Lingala Chiranjeevi||Andhra Chaitanya Party|
|7||Mukka Sreenivasa Rao||Janasena Party|
|8||Govinda Rao Lagudu||Jana Jagruti Party|
|9||Kovvuri Surya Bhavani||Pyramid Party of India|
|10||Yella Rao Siyyadula||Independent|
|13||Ramu Naidu Yijurothu||Independent|
|14||Venkata Trindha Rao Veluri||Independent|
The electoral battle here is once again expected to see TDP and Congress go head-to-head with both parties looking at explosive and exhaustive rallies. There are also certain local reports which claim that Congress leaders could be in a battle of their own to get tickets but the party’s state leadership has denied these.
In fact, Congress’ AP leaders feel the party is only going to benefit here after the results in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jharkhand.