Tiruchengode (Lok Sabha constituency)

Tiruchengode was a Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu. After delimitation in 2009, it is now a defunct constituency.

Assembly segments

Tiruchengode Lok Sabha constituency was composed of the following assembly segments:[1]

  1. Kapilamalai (defunct)
  2. Tiruchengode (moved to Namakkal constituency after 2009)
  3. Sankagiri (SC) (moved to Namakkal constituency after 2009)
  4. Edappadi (moved to Salem constituency after 2009)
  5. Modakurichi (moved to Erode constituency after 2009)
  6. Erode (moved to Erode constituency after 2009)

Members of Parliament

Year Winning Candidate Party
1951 S. n.ramasawmy Independent
1957 P. Subbarayan Indian National Congress
1962 P. Subbarayan Indian National Congress
1967 K. Anbazhagan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1971 M. Muthusami Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1977 R. Kolanthaivelu Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1980 M. Kandaswamy Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1984 P. Kannan Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1989 K. C. Palaniswamy Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1991 K. S. Soundaram Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1996 K. P. Ramalingam Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1998 K. Palaniswamy Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1999 M. Kannappan Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2004 Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2009 S.GandhiSelvan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election results

General Election, 2004: Tiruchengode
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan 501,569 58.00 n/a
AIADMK Palaniswami. K 322,172 37.26 -10.58
Independent Palanisamy. K 14,208 1.64 n/a
Majority 179,397 20.75 +20.21
Turnout 864,735 59.92 +4.51
DMK gain from MDMK Swing +58.00

Note: The incumbent party MDMK did not contest this seat in 2004. Instead it was contested by its United Progressive Alliance coalition partner DMK, who won the seat. Thus, the NDA, lost the seat, since MDMK left the NDA, and joined the UPA, who held the seat. DMK had not contested this seat in the previous 1999 elections.


  1. "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-09.

See also

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