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The Tamil Nadu has 39 Lok Sabha constituencies and Thoothukkudi is one of them.
As per the last census report, Thoothukkudi houses 17,40,708 people. Out of them, 19.66% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 0.29% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 51.08% of voters are from urban areas while 48.92% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 14,02,300 voters in the constituency. Among which, 6,90,106 are male voters and 7,12,098 are female voters.
In the previous elections, AIADMK's sitting MP Jeyasingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee J defeated DMK's Jegan P by a huge margin of 124,002 votes.
A total of 70% voters cast their vote in these elections.
In a completely one-sided battle, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's KANIMOZHI KARUNANIDHI crushed Bharatiya Janata Party's DR. TAMILISAI SOUNDARARAJAN by a margin of 347,209 to win Thoothukkudi.
Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan while the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam gave a ticket to Kanimozhi Karunanidhi. Similarly, the Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Siva V.