Nilgiris (Lok Sabha constituency)


Nilgiris constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 1957-present
Reservation Scheduled Caste
Current MP C. Gopalakrishnan
Party ADMK
Elected Year 2014 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,003,168[1]
Most Successful Party Indian National Congress (7 times)
Assembly Constituencies 107. Bhavanisagar
108. Ootacamund
109. Gudalur (SC)
110. Coonoor
111. Mettuppalayam
112. Avanashi (SC)

Nilgiris is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.

Assembly segments

Nilgiris Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

  1. Mettupalayam
  2. Avanashi (SC)
  3. Bhavanisagar(SC)
  4. Coonoor (SC)
  5. Ootacamund
  6. Gudalur

Members of the Parliament

Lok SabhaDurationName of M.P.Party Affiliation
Second1957-62C.NanjappaIndian National Congress
Third1962-67Akkamma DeviIndian National Congress
Fourth1967-71M. K Nanja GowderSwatantra Party
Fifth1971-77J. Matha GowderDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixth1977-80P. S RamalingamAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Seventh1980-84R. PrabhuIndian National Congress
Eighth1984-89R. PrabhuIndian National Congress
Ninth1989-91R. PrabhuIndian National Congress
Tenth1991-96R. PrabhuIndian National Congress
Elewenth1996-98S. R BalasubramoniyanTamil Maanila Congress
Twelfth1998-99M. Master MathanBharatiya Janata Party
Thirteenth1999-04M. Master MathanBharatiya Janata Party
Fourteenth2004-2009R. PrabhuIndian National Congress
Fifteenth2009-2014 A. RajaDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixteenth2014- C. GopalakrishnanAnna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election results

General Election, 2009: Nilgiris
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK A. Raja[3] 3,16,303 44.64 +16.69
MDMK Krishnan C[4] 2,30,756 32.52 -16.81
DMDK Selvaraj S 76,613 10.80 -16.81
KNMK Bhadiran S 32,776 4.62 -16.81
BJP S. Guroomurthy 18,690 2.63 -16.81
Majority 236,502 30.28 +27.05
Turnout 7,09,705 59.29 +4.21
DMK gain from MDMK Swing 16.69
General Election, 2004: Nilgiris
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC R. Prabhu 494,121 63.26 +16.69
BJP M. Master Mathan 257,619 32.98 -16.81
Independent Pappannan. T. K 10,649 1.36 n/a
Majority 236,502 30.28 +27.05
Turnout 781,152 59.29 +4.21
INC gain from BJP Swing 16.69


See also

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