Sivaganga (Lok Sabha constituency)

Sivagangai is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu. One of the 39 constituencies of Tamil Nadu, Sivagangai Lok Sabha Constituency comprises six legislative assembly segments. The Sivagangai Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 30) consists of 1,092,438 number of electorates in totality, of these 534,518 are males and 557,920 are females as the Election Commission of India 2009 data suggests.

Sivagangai constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Current MPKarti Chidambaram
PartyIndian National Congress
Elected Year2019 Election
StateTamil Nadu
Total Electors1,092,438[1]
Assembly Constituencies181. Thirumayam
182. Alangudi
184. Karaikudi
185. Tiruppattur
186. Sivaganga
187. Manamadurai (SC)

It came into existence post the 2008 delimitation of parliamentary constituencies and has over 1,090,000 voters. Sivaganga, or Sivagangai is the center of administration of the Sivagangai District which covers an area of 4,189 km2. It is bounded by the districts of Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Tiruchirapalli and Madurai. Karti Chidambaram represents this constituency.

Members of the Parliament

Lok SabhaDurationName of M.P.Party Affiliation
Fourth1967-71KiruttinanDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Fifth1971-77KiruttinanDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixth1977-80Periasamy ThiagarajanAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Seventh1980-84R. SwaminathanIndian National Congress
Eighth1984-89P. ChidambaramIndian National Congress
Ninth1989-91P. ChidambaramIndian National Congress
Tenth1991-96P. ChidambaramIndian National Congress
Elewenth1996-98P. ChidambaramTamil Maanila Congress
Twelfth1998-99P. ChidambaramTamil Maanila Congress
Thirteenth1999-04E. M. Sudarsana NatchiappanIndian National Congress
Fourteenth2004-2009P. ChidambaramIndian National Congress
Fifteenth2009-2014P. ChidambaramIndian National Congress
Sixteenth2014-2019P.R. SenthilnathanAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Seventeenth2019–presentKarti Chidambaram[2]Indian National Congress

Election results

General Election, 2019

General Election, 2019: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Karti Chidambaram 5,66,104 52.2 +30%
BJP H. Raja 2,33,860 21.6 +7%
AMMK V. Pandi 1,22,534 11.3 +11.3
NTK V. Sakthi Priya 72,240 6.7
MNM Snehan 22,951 2.1
NOTA None of the Above
Majority 3,32,244
Turnout 10,84,906 69.90
INC gain from AIADMK Swing

General Election,2014

General Election, 2014: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK P. R. Senthilnathan 4,75,993 46.33
DMK Dhurai Raaj Subha 2,46,608 24.00
BJP H. Raja 1,33,763 13.02
INC Karti P. Chidambaram 1,04,678 10.19
CPI S. Krishnan 20,473 1.99
NOTA None of the Above 8,042 0.78
Majority 2,29,385 22.33
Turnout 10,27,036 72.72
AIADMK gain from INC Swing

General Election,2009

General Election, 2009: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC P. Chidambaram 334348
BJP Raja Kannappan R.S. 330994
NOTA None of the Above
INC hold Swing

General Election,2004

General Election, 2004: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC P. Chidambaram 400,393 60.00 +20.57
AIADMK S. P. Karuppih 237,668 34.60 n/a
Independent Subramanian Mutharaiyar. M Arimalam 9,709 1.46 n/a
Majority 162,725 24.39 +20.57
Turnout 703,669 62.35 +0.80
INC hold Swing +20.57

General Election,1999

General Election, 1999: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC E. M. Sudarsana Natchiappan 2,46,078 40.23
BJP H. Raja 2,22,267 36.34
TMC P. Chidambaram 1,27,528 20.85
Majority 23,811 3.89
Turnout 6,11,631 54.75
INC hold Swing

See also

  • Sivaganga
  • List of Constituencies of the Lok Sabha


  1. GE 2009 Statistical Report: Constituency Wise Detailed Result
  2. "General elections to the 17th Lok Sabha, 2019 - List of members elected" (PDF). New Delhi: Election Commission of India. 25 May 2019. p. 27. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

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