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Vandavasi (Lok Sabha constituency)

Coordinates: 12°30′N 79°37′E / 12.5°N 79.62°E / 12.5; 79.62

Vandavasi was a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu. After delimitation in 2009, it is defunct.

1971 delimitation vandavasi lok sabha constituency.png
Vandavasi constituency, 1971 delimitation.
StateTamil Nadu
Most Successful PartyIndian National Congress (5 times)


Assembly segmentsEdit

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

  1. Tiruvannamalai (moved to Tiruvannamalai constituency after 2009)
  2. Polur (moved to Arani constituency after 2009)
  3. Vandavasi (SC) (moved to Arani constituency after 2009)
  4. Peranamallur
  5. Melmalayanur
  6. Gingee (moved to Arani constituency after 2009)

Members of ParliamentEdit

Election resultsEdit

General Election, 2004: Vandavasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
MDMK N. Ramachandran Gingee 394,903 56.12 n/a
AIADMK Rajalakshmi R. 243,470 34.60 n/a
JD(U) Punniyakotti P. 23,609 3.36 n/a
Independent Vinayagam S. 14,473 2.06 n/a
Majority 151,433 21.52 +12.81
Turnout 703,669 62.35 +0.80
MDMK gain from PMK Swing +56.12

Note: The incumbent party PMK did not contest this seat in 2004. Instead it was contested by its United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition partner Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), who won the seat. Thus, the UPA held the seat. MDMK had not contested this seat in the previous 1999 elections.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2008-10-08.