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About Kadapa Constituency

Kadapa

Located in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, Kadapa (latitude 14 degrees 28 minutes North and longitude 78 degrees 48 minutes East) is one of the 26 districts of Andhra Pradesh. However, after the death of former CM of the undivided Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Kadapa was officially renamed as YSR district. Notably, YSR was elected as an MP from Kadapa and the district is his birthplace as well.

Elections 2024
The Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency will go to polls on May 13 in Phase -IV. The date of counting and announcement of results is June 4.

Voters
According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), there were approximately 15,68,388 voters in Kadapa in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Political History
The Kadapa Lok Sabha seat is a family citadel of the Reddy family as only a family member has won the elections from here since 1989. Interestingly, since 1952, only a member of the Reddy community has won from Kadapa LS seat.
 
Historically, Congress has been the most successful party from here as it has won 10 times while YSRCP has won thrice. The CPI has won it four times while the state's main Opposition party TDP has won only once.
 
In 2019, YSRCP's Avinash Reddy won by a margin of over 380,000 votes against TDP's Adinarayana Reddy. Avinash also won in 2014 but this time by a margin of little less than 200,000 votes.
 
Candidates
In 2024, the seat is likely to witness a three-cornered fight with apart from YSRCP and TDP candidates, Congress state chief and YSR's daughter Sharmila also in the fray. Sharmila is seeking her father's political legacy, which currently stands with her brother and Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, and she hopes of winning the Kadapa as it is her family's bastion. Sharmila will be contesting against incumbent MP and her cousin Avinash Reddy along with TDP's Chadipiralla Bhupesh Reddy.
 
Kadapa Lok Sabha seat comprises seven Assembly segments and all of them were won by the YSRCP in the 2019 state Assembly polls. The constituency comprises a heavy population of the people from the Reddy community.

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