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Out of 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh, Vizianagaram is considered as one of the most important seats.
As per the last census report, Vizianagaram houses 19,00,655 people. Out of them, 10.96% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 1.61% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 21.60% of voters are from urban areas while 78.40% voters stay in rural areas.
Out of the total 14,04,127 voters, there are 7,00,837 male voters while 7,03,290 voters are females.
Elections for Vizianagaram were held on Apr 11. Talking about previous elections, TDP's sitting MP Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati defeated YSRCP's Venkata Swetha Chalapathi Kumara Krishna Rangarao Ravu by a huge margin of 106,911 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 80%.
Telugu Desam Party gave a ticket to their star candidate P Ashok Gajapathi Raju to fight YSR Congress's Bellana Chandra Sekhar for this seat.
A neck-to-neck battle for Vizianagaram finally came to an end with Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party's Bellana Chandra Sekhar winning the seat. Telugu Desam's Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati polled 530382 and lost the constituency closely.