Dindigul (Lok Sabha constituency)


Dindigul constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 1952-present
Current MP M. Udhayakumar
Elected Year 2014 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 16,37,511
8,23,696 (Female)
108 (Others) [1]
Most Successful Party AIADMK (7 times)
Assembly Constituencies 127. Palani
128. Oddanchatram
129. Attur
130. Nilakkottai (SC)
131. Natham
126. Dindigul

Dindigul is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu.

Assembly segments

Before 2009

  1. Tirumanagalam (moved to Virudhunagar constituency after 2009)
  2. Usilampatti (moved to Theni constituency after 2009)
  3. Nilakottai (SC)
  4. Sholavandan (moved to Theni constituency after 2009)
  5. Dindigul
  6. Athoor


  1. Palani
  2. Oddachatram
  3. Athoor
  4. Nilakottai (SC)
  5. Natham
  6. Dindigul

Members of the Parliament

Lok SabhaDurationName of M.P.Party Affiliation
First1952-1957Ammu SwaminathanIndian National Congress
Second1957-1962M. Gulam MohideenIndian National Congress
Third1962-1967T. S. SoundramIndian National Congress
Fourth1967-1971N. AnbuchezhianDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Fifth1971-1977M. RajangamDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixth1977-1980K. Maya ThevarAnna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Seventh1980-1984K. Maya ThevarDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
eighth1984-1989K. R. NatarajanAnna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Ninth1989-1991Dindigul C. SreenivasanAnna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Tenth1991-1996Dindigul C. SreenivasanAnna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Eleventh1996-1998N. S. V. ChitthanTamil Maanila Congress
Twelfth1998-1999Dindigul C. SreenivasanAnna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Thirteenth1999-2004Dindigul C. SreenivasanAnna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Fourteenth2004-2009N. S. V. ChitthanIndian National Congress
Fifteenth2009-2014N. S. V. ChitthanIndian National Congress
Sixteenth2014-IncumbentM. UdhayakumarAnna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election results

General Election, 2004: Dindigul
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC N. S. V. Chitthan 407,116 58.92 n/a
AIADMK Jeyaraman. M 251,945 36.46 -6.48
Independent Ravindran. J 10,359 1.50 +1.47
Majority 155,171 22.46 +19.49
Turnout 690,973 60.75 +3.29
INC gain from AIADMK Swing +58.92


See also

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