Chennai Central (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Chennai Central
Chennai central lok sabha constituency.png
Chennai Central constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Current MPDayanidhi Maran
PartyDMK
Elected Year2019 Election
StateTamil Nadu
Total Electors1,000,705[1]
Most Successful PartyDMK (8 times)
Assembly Constituencies14. Villivakkam
16. Egmore (SC)
18. Harbour
19. Chepauk
20. Thousand Lights
21. Anna Nagar

The Lok Sabha constituency Chennai Central is one of three constituencies in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Formerly it was known as Madras Central.It is also one of the smallest constituencies in India. The Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) system with EVMs was used for the first time in this Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 elections.[2][3][4]

Assembly segments[edit]

Chennai North constituency as laid out by 1971 Delimitation. The boundaries for this constituency lasted until 2004 election, which was then replaced by 2008 Delimitation.

Before 2009[edit]

Chennai Central Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:[5]

SI No. Name
1. Park Town
2. Purasawalkam
3. Egmore (SC)
4. Anna Nagar
5. Thousand Lights
6. Chepauk

2009–present[edit]

SI No. Name MLA Party
1. Villivakkam B. Ranganathan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2. Egmore (SC) K. S. Ravichandran Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
3. Harbour P. K. Sekar Babu Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
4. Chepauk J. Anbazhagan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
5. Thousand Lights Ku. Ka. Selvam Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
6. Anna Nagar M. K. Mohan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Members of the Parliament[edit]

Year Winner Party Runner-up Party
1977 P. Ramachandran NCO K. Raja Mohammad ADMK
1980 A. Kalanidhi DMK P. Ramachandran JNP
1984 A. Kalanidhi DMK E. Paul Ernest GKC
1989 Era. Anbarasu INC A. Kalanidhi DMK
1991 Era Anbarasu INC N. V. N. Somu DMK
1996 Murasoli Maran DMK G. K. J. Bharathi INC
1998 Murasoli Maran DMK D. Jayakumar AIADMK
1999 Murasoli Maran DMK M. Abdul Latheef AIADMK
2004 Dayanidhi Maran DMK N. Balaganga AIADMK
2009 Dayanidhi Maran DMK S. M. K. Mogamed Ali Jinnah AIADMK
2014 S. R. Vijayakumar AIADMK Dayanidhi Maran DMK
2019 Dayanidhi Maran[6] DMK S. R. Sam Paul PMK

Election results[edit]

2019[edit]

General Election, 2019: Chennai Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Dayanidhi Maran 4,48,911 57.15 +20.95
PMK S. R. Sam Paul 1,47,391 18.77 N/A
MNM Kameela Nasser 92,249 11.74 New
NTK Dr. R. Karthikeyan 30,886 3.93 N/A
SDPI Sheik Mohamed 23,741 3.02 N/A
NOTA None of the Above 13,822 1.76 -0.93
Majority 3,01,520 38.38
Turnout 7,85,450 58.96
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing +20.95

2014[edit]

General Election, 2014: Chennai Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK S. R. Vijayakumar 3,33,296 40.88
DMK Dayanidhi Maran 2,86,980 36.20
DMDK J. Constandine Ravindran 1,14,798 14.08
INC C. D. Meyyappan 25,981 3.19
AAP J. Prabhakar 19,553 2.40
NOTA None of the Above 21,959 2.69
Majority 45,841 5.62
Turnout 8,14,894 61.37
AIADMK gain from DMK Swing

2009[edit]

General Election, 2009: Chennai Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Dayanidhi Maran 2,85,783 46.82
AIADMK S. M. K. Mogamed Ali Jinnah 2,52,329 41.34
DMDK V. V. Ramakrishnan 38,959 6.38
BSP S. Hyder Ali 13,160 2.16
Shiv Sena Ramchand Raaj 613 0.10
Majority 33,454
Turnout 6,10,352
DMK hold Swing

2004[edit]

General Election, 2004: Chennai Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Dayanidhi Maran 316,329 61.68 +2.68
AIADMK Balaganga N. 182,151 35.52 -1.32
Majority 134,178 26.16 +4.00
Turnout 512,853 49.06 +0.60
DMK hold Swing +2.68
UPA gain from NDA Swing

1999[edit]

General Election, 1999: Chennai Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Murasoli Maran 364,565 59.00
AIADMK M. Abdul Latheef 227,616 36.84
Turnout 617,900 48.46
DMK hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GE 2009 Statistical Report: Constituency Wise Detailed Result Archived 11 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Safe distance : Paper train on test". The Indian Express. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Voter Paper Audit at 4K Booths for Polls". newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Officials to spread awareness about paper trail system". 8 March 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2018 – via www.thehindu.com.
  5. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
  6. ^ "General elections to the 17th Lok Sabha, 2019 - List of members elected" (PDF). New Delhi: Election Commission of India. 25 May 2019. p. 27. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

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