Thanjavur Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency Number: 30
Total Electors: 13,40,050 2014 estimates)
Male Electors: 6,62,576
Female Electors: 6,77,474
Assembly Constituencies: Thanjavur, Thiruvaiyaru, Orathanad, Mannargudi, Pattukottai, Peravurni
Delimited: Yes. There were major boundary changes in 2008.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Former Union minister SS Palanimanickam represented this constituency between 1996 and 2014. However, in 2014, DMK’s TR Baalu lost elections to AIADMK’s K Parasuraman.
Demography: Well known for being a centre of Hindu learning, Thanjavur is also called Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu. Thevars form a significant chunk of the vote bank in the constituency. In fact, TR Baalu, the former DMK minister, and VK Sashikala, former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s confidante, hail from this region.
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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 13:21:24 IST