Kanyakumari (Lok Sabha constituency)

Kanniyakumari [ edit ]

Kanyakumari constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Current MP Pon Radhakrishnan
Party BJP
Elected Year 2014
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,467,796
Most Successful Party Tamil Maanila Congress (2 times)

Kanniyakumari Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu state in southern India. It was formed after the delimitation in 2008 by merging Kanyakumari assembly segment from the erstwhile Tiruchendur constituency with the erstwhile Nagercoil constituency.[1] This happened to be the strongest constituency for the Congress party in the whole of India. But in recent years, BJP has made in roads with it winning the Lok Sabha seat here in 2014 general elections.

Assembly segments

Kanyakumari Lok Sabha constituency is currently composed of the following assembly segments:

Members of Parliament


 DMK    BJP  

2009 J. Helen Davidson Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2014 Pon Radhakrishnan Bharatiya Janata Party

Election Results

Indian general elections, 2014: Kanyakumari
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Pon Radhakrishnan 3,72,906 37.62 +4.38
INC H. Vasantha Kumar 2,44,244 24.64 +24.64
AIADMK D. John Thankam 1,76,239 17.78 +17.78
DMK F. M. Raajarathinum 1,17,933 11.90 -29.91
CPI(M) A. V. Bellarmin 35,284 3.56 -7.62
AAP S. P. Udayakumar 15,314 1.55 +1.55
NOTA None of the above 4,150 0.42 +0.42
Margin of victory 1,28,662 12.98 +4.41
Turnout 9,90,742 67.50 +2.18
BJP gain from DMK Swing -4.19


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