Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Election 2024: Schedule, Constituencies, and Political Dynamics

Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Election 2024

The upcoming Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Election 2024 is poised to be a pivotal event, with 39 parliamentary constituencies at stake. Scheduled to be held in a single phase on April 19, 2024, the electoral landscape of the state is set for a significant transformation. The Election Commission’s announcement of the polling date, with results to be declared on June 4, marks the beginning of an intense political battle in the southern state.

Tamil Nadu, known for its vibrant political culture, has 39 Lok Sabha seats, with 32 unreserved and seven reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates. In the 2019 elections, the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance secured a resounding victory, winning 38 out of the 39 seats. This landslide win underscored the dominance of regional players over national parties in Tamil Nadu’s political arena.

Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Schedule: Date, Phase and Constituencies

PHASE CONSTITUENCY
Phase 1 (April 19) Tiruvallur, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chennai Central, Sriperumbudur, Kancheepuram, Arakkonam, Vellore, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Arani, Viluppuram, Kallakurichi, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Tiruppur, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Pollachi, Dindigul, Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Perambalur, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Sivaganga, Madurai, Theni, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukkudi, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari

The political dynamics of Tamil Nadu have undergone notable shifts ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. With the DMK aligning with the INDIA bloc and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) losing the support of the AIADMK, the state’s electoral landscape has witnessed significant recalibration. Unlike in many other states, where the BJP and Congress often dominate the electoral narrative, Tamil Nadu’s political battleground is primarily shaped by regional powerhouses.

The election schedule reveals that polling will be conducted across all 39 constituencies in a single phase on April 19, 2024. This consolidated approach reflects the Election Commission’s efforts to streamline the electoral process and ensure efficient management of resources. The constituencies encompass a diverse range of regions, each with its unique socio-political fabric, making Tamil Nadu’s electoral landscape rich and dynamic.

In the previous general election, the DMK-Congress alliance secured an overwhelming victory, winning 38 out of 39 seats. This marked a remarkable turnaround from the 2014 results, where the alliance failed to secure a single seat in Tamil Nadu. Conversely, the AIADMK-led alliance, which included the BJP, managed to win just one seat, highlighting the waning influence of national parties in the state.

Ahead of the 2024 polls, the DMK has once again formed an alliance with the Congress and Kamal Haasan’s MNM, underscoring the significance of strategic alliances in Tamil Nadu’s political landscape. Notably, Tamil Nadu has historically been a challenging terrain for the BJP, with limited success in past elections.

As the state gears up for the Lok Sabha elections, political parties are intensifying their campaign efforts, aiming to sway the electorate with their respective agendas and promises. With regional players taking center stage, the Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Election 2024 promises to be a closely watched and fiercely contested affair, shaping the future trajectory of the state’s politics.

Stay tuned for comprehensive coverage and updates on Tamil Nadu’s electoral journey as the polling date approaches.

 

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