Dharmapuri Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency Number: 10
Total Electors: 13,58,273 (2014 estimates)
Male Electors: 6,96,496
Female Electors: 6,61,777
Assembly Constituencies: Palacodu, Pennagaram, Dharmapuri, Pappireddippatti,Harur (SC), Mettur
Delimited: Yes. Pappireddippatti is a new constituency created while Palacodu was added from Krishnagiri.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: PD Elangovan and R Senthil of the PMK won the seat in 1999 and 2004 elections respectively. In 2009 elections, DMK’s R Thamaraiselvan won the seat. However, in 2014 elections, former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss won the seat.
Demography: Dharmapuri is the epicentre of PMK’s Vanniyar politics. In fact, the Vanniyars are the dominant community in Dharmapuri district, accounting for 41 percent of its population. They are followed by Dalits, who comprise 21 percent of the population. Vellala Gounders, a community powerful in Western Tamil Nadu, accounts for 16 percent of the population.
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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 13:00:14 IST