Sivaganga Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency Number: 31
Total Electors: 14,12,373 (2014 estimates)
Male Electors: 7,04,489
Female Electors: 7,07,884
Assembly Constituencies: Thirumayam, Alangudi, Karaikudi, Tiruppattur, Sivaganga, Manamadurai (SC)
Delimited: Yes. Major boundary changes in 2008.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: The constituency is known for being the pocket-borough of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, who was elected seven times from this constituency. In 2014, however, his son Karti Chidambaram lost to PR Senthilnathan of the AIADMK.
Demography: Sivaganga has been synonymous the Chettiar community, which is well-known mercantile caste in Tamil Nadu. The Chettiar community is estimated to about 8 to 10 percent of the population here. However, Dalits, Thevars and Konars, who claim to be the Yadavs of the south, form a significant part of the electorate.
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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 13:17:51 IST