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Machilipatnam is one of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies of Andhra Pradesh.
As per the last census report, Machilipatnam houses 18,25,184 people. Out of them, 19.76% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 2.16% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 31.01% of voters are from urban areas while 68.99% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 13,69,311. Of them, 6,75,774 and 6,93,537 are male and female voters respectively.
To recall, the sitting MP Konakalla Narayana Rao from TDP defeated YSRCP's Kolusu Partha Sarathy by 81,057 votes in the previous elections.
A total of 83% voters cast their vote in these elections.
After a neck-to-neck battle which brought voters on the edge of their seats, BALASHOWRY VALLABHANENI won the Machilipatnam. KONAKALLA NARAYANA RAO was defeated by a margin of 60,141 votes.
For this seat, Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Gudivaka Ramanjaneyulu. On the other hand, Gollu Krishna was the candidate from Indian National Congress .