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Reserved for the SC category, the constituency of Nilgiris is one of the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies of Tamil Nadu formed in the year 1952. It comprises of six Vidhan Sabha segments and the constituency has over 1,000,000 voters. The Nilgiris Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 19) has a total of 1,003,168 electorates out of which 498,761 are females and 504,407 are males according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports. The Nilgiris District comprises of six talukas with its headquarters in the city of Ooty. It sprawls over an area of 5,352 sq km. Situated completely in a mountain range; it has an average elevation of 2,789 m. It lies on the western border of the state along Kerala.

According to the India census data of 2011, Nilgiris District has a population of 735,394 of which 48% comprises of males and 52% comprises of females. Between 2001 and 2011, the population decreased at a rate of 3.51% and the population density recorded here is 287 people per sq km making it the second least populous district of Tamil Nadu. 9% comprises of the child population and the sex ratio is 1042 females for every 1000 males. The district has an average literacy rate of 86% with male and female literacy rates being 92% and 79% respectively. Tamil and English are the most prevalent languages here although Badaga is also spoken by the locals. Horticulture and tourism are the primary economic activities here with cultivation of tea, coffee and eucalyptus being common.


Nilgiris Lok Sabha Election Results 2019


In 2009 Election Results the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.

In 2014 Election Results the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election , armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.

List of winner/current and runner up MPs Nilgiris Parliamentary Constituency.

The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Nilgiris parliamentary constituency of all the years fromthe starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Nilgiris constituency is Shri Gopalakrishnan, C. of AIADMK.

Year PC No. PC Name Category winner/current MPGenderPartyVoteRunner Up MPGenderPartyVote
201419Nilgiris(SC)Gopalakrishnan, C.MAIADMK463700Raja, A.MDMK358760
200919Nilgiris(SC)Raja,Shri Andimuthu MDMK316802Krishnan CMMDMK230781
200418NilgirisGENPrabhu R.MINC494121Master Mathan. MMBJP257619
199918NilgirisGENMathan, M. (Alias) Master Mathan, M.MBJP369828Prabhu, R.MINC345869
199818NilgirisGENMathan M. Alias Master Mathan M.MBJP322818Balasubramoniyan S.R.MTMC(M)262433
199618NilgirisGENBalasubramaniyan S.R.MTMC(M)475515R.PrabhuMINC194139
199118NilgirisGENPrabhu R.MINC387707Doraisamy S.MDMK206905
198918NilgirisGENPrabhu, R.MINC455411Mahalingam, S.A.MDMK281640
198418NilgirisGENR.PrabhuMINC341824C.T. DhandapaniMDMK209885
198018NilgirisGENPrabhu R.MINC(I)273614Thippiah T.T.S.MJNP187871
197718NilgirisGENRamalingam P.S.MADK241777Nanja Gowder M.K.MNCO182431
197117NilgirisGENJ. Matha GowderMDMK215654Akkamma Devi FNCO154560

*PC = Parliamentary Constituency

Facts about current sitting MP of Nilgiris Constituency

Name of MP Shri Gopalakrishnan Chinnaraj
Age 56
Nature of Membership Elected
Term May, 2014 to In office
Political Party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Gender Male
Educational Qualification M.A., M.Phil (Soc), M.Phil (Enp), LL.B.
Activities of Shri Gopalakrishnan Chinnaraj in 16th Lok Sabha
Debates participated 35
Private member bills passed 0
Questions asked 512
Attendance N/A

Note:Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 Feb 2018.



List of Assembly Constituencies in Nilgiris Parliamentary Constituency

The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Nilgiris parliamentary constituency.

Names of Assembly Constituencies
Bhavanisagar (SC)UdhagamandalamGudalur (SC)
CoonoorMettupalayamAvanashi (SC)


Last Updated on July 6, 2019