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

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Lok Sabha Constituency
Vandavasi constituency, 1971 delimitation.
Constituency Details
StateTamil Nadu

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

Assembly segments

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 Parliament

Year Winning Candidate Party
1962 A.Jayaraman Indian National Congress
1967 G. Viswanathan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1971 G. Viswanathan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1977 Venugopal Gounder All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1980 D. Pattuswamy Mudaliar Indian National Congress (I)
1984 L. Balaraman Indian National Congress
1989 L. Balaraman Indian National Congress
1991 M. Krishnasamy Indian National Congress
1996 L. Balaraman Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar)
1998 M. Durai Pattali Makkal Katchi
1999 M. Durai Pattali Makkal Katchi
2004 N. Ramachandran Gingee Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election results

General Election, 2004: Vandavasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
MDMK Gingee N. Ramachandran 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 also


  1. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2008.