Virudhunagar (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Coordinates: 9°35′N 77°57′E / 9.583°N 77.950°E / 9.583; 77.950

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Virudhunagar constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Current MPManicka Tagore
PartyIndian National Congress
Elected Year2014 Election
StateTamil Nadu
Total Electors992,051 [1]
Assembly Constituencies195. Thirupparankundram
196. Tirumangalam
204. Sattur
205. Sivakasi
206. Virudhunagar
207. Aruppukkottai

Virudhunagar is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu. Originally Sivakasi, it was converted into Virudhunagar after the 2008 delimitation.

Assembly segments[edit]

Virudhunagar constituency was formed in 2008. It comprises the following assembly segments;

SI No. Name MLA Party
1. Virudhunagar A. R. R. Seenivasan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
2. Sattur M. S. R. Rajavarman All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
3. Sivakasi K. T. Rajenthra Bhalaji All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
4. Aruppukottai K. K. S. S. R. Ramachandran Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
5. Tirumangalam R. B. Udhaya Kumar All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
6. Thirupparankundram P. Saravanan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Virudhunagar, Sattur and Sivakasi constituencies were hitherto with Sivakasi Lok Sabha constituency, Aruppukottai with Ramanathapuram Lok sabha constituency, Tirumangalam from Dindigul constituency and Thirupparankundram with Madurai Lok Sabha constituency.[2]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Member Political Party
15th 2009-14 Manicka Tagore Indian National Congress
16th 2014-2019 T. Radhakrishnan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
17th 2019-Incumbent Manicka Tagore[3] Indian National Congress

Election results[edit]

2019 Indian general election[edit]

General Election, 2019: Virudhunagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Manicka Tagore 4,70,883 43.8% +40.95
DMDK R Azhagarsamy 3,16,329 29.4%
AMMK S Paramasiva Ayyappan 1,07,615 43.81
MNM V Muniasamy 57,129 5.32%
NTK ArulMozhliThevan 53,040 4.94%
Majority 1,54,554 14.38
Turnout 10,75,926 72.67
INC gain from AIADMK Swing

2014 Indian general election[edit]

General Election, 2014: Virudhunagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK Radhakrishnan T 4,06,694 30.12
MDMK Vaiko 2,61,143 19.34
DMK Rethinavelu S 2,41,505 17.88
INC Manicka Tagore 38,482 2.85
Turnout 10,10,930 74.91
AIADMK gain from INC Swing

2009 Indian general election[edit]

General Election, 2009: Virudhunagar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Manicka Tagore 307,187 40.01
MDMK Vaiko 291423 37.96
Turnout 767,614


  1. ^ GE 2009 Statistical Report: Constituency Wise Detailed Result
  2. ^ "Virudhunagar Parliamentary segment comes into being in place of Sivakasi". The Hindu. 18 June 2008.
  3. ^ "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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