Sivaganga (Lok Sabha constituency)


Sivaganga constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 1967-present
Current MP P.R. Senthilnathan
Elected Year 2014 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,092,438[1]
Most Successful Party Indian National Congress (7 times)
Assembly Constituencies 181. Thirumayam
182. Alangudi
184. Karaikudi
185. Tiruppattur
186. Sivaganga
187. Manamadurai (SC)

Sivaganga is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu. One of the 39 constituencies of Tamil Nadu, Sivaganga Lok Sabha Constituency comprises six legislative assembly segments. The Sivaganga Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 30) consists of 1,092,438 number of electorates in totality, of these 534,518 are males and 557,920 are females as the Election Commission of India 2009 data suggests.

It came into existence post the 2008 delimitation of parliamentary constituencies and has over 1,090,000 voters. Sivaganga, or Sivagangai is the center of administration of the Sivaganga District which covers an area of 4,189 km2. It is bounded by the districts of Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Tiruchirapalli and Madurai. P.R. Senthilnathan, represents this constituency.

Assembly segments

Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly segments post delimitation effective from fifteenth loksabha

  1. Thirumayam
  2. Tiruppattur
  3. Karaikudi
  4. Alangudi
  5. Manamadurai
  6. Sivaganga

Members of the Parliament

Lok SabhaDurationName of M.P.Party Affiliation
Fourth1967-71KiruttinanDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Fifth1971-77KiruttinanDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixth1977-80Periasamy ThiagarajanAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Seventh1980-84R. SwaminathanIndian National Congress
Eighth1984-89P. ChidambaramIndian National Congress
Ninth1989-91P. ChidambaramIndian National Congress
Tenth1991-96P. ChidambaramIndian National Congress
Elewenth1996-98P. ChidambaramTamil Maanila Congress
Twelfth1998-99P. ChidambaramTamil Maanila Congress
Thirteenth1999-04E. M. Sudarsana NatchiappanIndian National Congress
Fourteenth2004-2009P. ChidambaramIndian National Congress
Fifteenth2009-2014P. ChidambaramIndian National Congress
Sixteenth2014-IncumbentP.R. SenthilnathanAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election Results

General Election, 2014: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK P.R. Senthilnathan 4,75,993 46.33
DMK Dhurai Raaj Subha 2,46,608 24.00
BJP H. Raja 1,33,763 13.02
INC Karti P. Chidambaram 1,04,678 10.19
CPI S. Krishnan 20,473 1.99
Majority 2,29,385 22.33
Turnout 10,27,036 72.72
AIADMK gain from INC Swing
General Election, 2004: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC P. Chidambaram 400,393 60.00 +20.57
AIADMK Karuppiah. S P 237,668 34.60 n/a
Independent Subramanian Mutharaiyar. M Arimalam 9,709 1.46 n/a
Majority 162,725 24.39 +20.57
Turnout 703,669 62.35 +0.80
INC hold Swing +20.57
General Election, 1999: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC E. M. Sudarsana Natchiappan 2,46,078 40.23
BJP H. Raja 2,22,267 36.34
TMC P. Chidambaram 1,27,528 20.85
Majority 23,811 3.89
Turnout 6,11,631 54.75
INC hold Swing


See also

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