Coimbatore Lok Sabha Constituency Result 2024: BJP's Anamalai Trails Behind Ganapathi P. Rajkumar By Over 18,000 Votes

Coimbatore Lok Sabha Constituency Result 2024: BJP's Anamalai Trails Behind Ganapathi P. Rajkumar By Over 18,000 Votes

Traditionally, Coimbatore has been an AIADMK stronghold, but historical nuances suggest a potential shift. In the previous election in 2019, PR Natrajan from CPI(M) won from the seat, while being a part of the UPA/SPA alliance in Tamil Nadu.

Juviraj AnchilUpdated: Tuesday, June 04, 2024, 01:14 PM IST
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13:12 PM UPDATE: Anamalai's journey to the new Lok Sabha building might be delayed as the state BJP president and the gap between victory is only increasing. DMK's Ganapathi P. Rajkumar has expanded his lead by close to 20K votes.

12:25 PM UPDATE: BJP's Anamalai continues to trail, as the gap between him and DMK's Ganapathi P. Rajkumar expands to over 10,000 votes.

11:00 AM UPDATE: Anamalai as per most recent reports trails by 3335 votes, as DMK's Ganapathi P. Rajkumar takes the lead.

09:45 AM UPDATE: BJP's Anamalai continues to trail in Coimbatore

9:00 AM UPDATE: New emerging trends show BJP's Anamalai trailing, as according to Sun News, Ganapathi P. Rajkumar of the BJP has taken the lead.

Early trends show BJP's leading face in Tamil Nadu K Anamalai is leading, as the postal ballots are being counted.

While speaking with a network, the BJP state president expressed confidence in party's prospects in Tamil Nadu.

K Anamalai from the BJP and Ganapathi P. Rajkumar from the DMK, along with Singai G. Ramachandran of the AIADMK are the three key candidates from the Coimbatore constituency. The Coimbatore Lok Sabha constituency witnessed 64.89 per cent of voter turnout on April 19, 2024. The live results for the Coimbatore constituency will start at 8 AM on June 4. We will be updating the same.

Lok Sabha 2019 election results

Traditionally, Coimbatore has been an AIADMK stronghold, but historical nuances suggest a potential shift. While the BJP has struggled to secure this seat independently, they are banking on Annamalai's popularity and their core vote bank to clinch victory in the Lok Sabha 2024 election.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the constituency saw political manoeuvering and PR Natarajan from the Communist Party Of India (Marxist) emerged victorious. Natarajan's win highlighted the ongoing influence of the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu and demonstrated the party's popularity among urban voters in Coimbatore. Natarajan fetched a total of 5,71,150 votes that accounted for 45.85 per cent of the total votes cast. He defeated BJP's CP Radhakrishnan, who received a total of 3,92,007 votes that made up 31.47 per cent of the total votes cast.

Coimbatore Lok Sabha constituency for 2024 elections

Coimbatore's prominent candidates share an impressive academic background, with Annamalai and Ramachandran being alumni of the PSG College of Technology and prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), while Rajkumar holds degrees from the PSG College of Arts and Science.

The political fight also reflects broader issues facing Coimbatore, including industries, with traditional manufacturing sectors grappling with fluctuating raw material prices and high operational costs. Micro and cottage enterprises, a significant part of the electorate, demand tax reductions and better support from the government.

Infrastructure deficiencies further compound the situation, with calls for improved air and rail connectivity, and rejuvenation of water bodies. Industry leaders stress the need for research facilities to bolster growth, particularly in sectors like cyber security and artificial intelligence.

Eligible voters in Coimbatore

The constituency comprises diverse demographic segments, with over 21 lakh voters, including a substantial number of elderly and disabled individuals. The Election Commission has made provisions for their participation, allowing them to vote from home.

The outcome of this electoral battle will not only determine the political landscape of Coimbatore but also resonate at the national level.

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