Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh) Election 2019: Triangular contest of TDP, BJP and Congress for ...

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Amravati: Rajahmundry is a Lok Sabha constituency in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh which went to polls on April 11. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) fielded Maganti Roopa against Margani Bharat Ram of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), Satya Gopinath Dasparavasthu of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Akula Satyanarayana of the Jana Sena Party and Nalluri Vijaya Srinivasa Rao of the Congress Party for Rajahmundry Lok Sabha seat.

Maganti Roopa, the TDP candidate, is the daughter-in-law of the current Member of Parliament Murali Mohan Maganti. The Magantis belong to the Kamma caste while the YSRCP candidate Margani Bharat Ram is a young entrepreneur belonging to a backward class.

In 2014, Murali Mohan Maganti of the TDP defeated Boddhu Venkataramana Chowdary of the YSRCP with a margin of 1,67,434 votes. There were 1,421,288 voters in Rajahmundry and 1,439 polling booths in the previous general elections.

Rajahmundry was for long a Congress bastion. The TDP first came to power in the constituency in 1984. The BJP held power from 1998 to 2004. 

Rajahmundry, also known as the ‘rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh’ is situated beside River Godavari. Rajahmundry is an urban hub in the state. The constituency comprises seven Assembly segments. 

The YSRCP has emerged as the principal challenger to the TDP since 2014 in Andhra Pradesh. Assembly elections in the state were held simultaneously with Lok Sabha polls on April 11. The state comprises of 176 Assembly seats and has 3.7 crore voters. The results for the polls will be declared on May 23.

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