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A map of erode district.
A map of erode district.

Karthik Madhavan

There was no Lok Sabha constituency based on either Erode or Tirupur

ERODE: It is official. The Great Indian Democratic Festival will start on April 16 with the first phase of polling and culminate with the counting on May 16.

In the five-phase poll, Tamil Nadu voters will cast their ballot on May 13, the last day of polls. In Erode district, including the Kangayam and Dharapuram taluks that form part of Tirupur district, 17,19,405 voters will decide the fate of contestants in three Lok Sabha constituencies.

Erode East Assembly constituency, Erode West Assembly constituency, Modakurichi Assembly constituency, Dharapuram Assembly constituency (Reserved), Kangayam Assembly constituency and Komarapalayam Assembly constituency (Namakkal district) will form the Erode Lok Sabha constituency.

Likewise Perundurai Assembly constituency, Bhavani Assembly constituency, Anthiyur Assembly constituency, Gobichettipalayam Assembly constituency, Tirupur North Assembly constituency and Tirupur South Assembly constituency will make up the Tirupur Lok Sabha constituency.

The remaining Assembly constituency, Bhavani Sagar, will form a part of the Nilgris Lok Sabha constituency (Reserved).

Erode Collector is the Returning Officer for the Erode Lok Sabha Constituency and Erode District Revenue Officer for Tirupur Lok Sabha constituency.

The counting centre for the Erode constituency is at the Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode, and Tirupur at Kongu Polytechnic College, Perundurai.

The coming election will be the first after the delimitation of constituencies.

Hitherto there was no Lok Sabha constituency based on either Erode or Tirupur. Erode was part of the Tiruchengode Lok Sabha Constituency, which now stands reorganised.

The northern parts of the district formed part of the Gobichettipalayam Lok Sabha constituency, which too stands scrapped.

So is the Palani Lok Sabha constituency, which included the southern parts of the district.

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