Chennai: AIADMK’s Anwhar Raajhaa is the sitting MP from Ramanathapuram. He won the 2014 elections by defeating DMK’s Mohamed Jaleel around 1.2 lakh.
This time BJP’s Nainar Nagendran has been fielded on behalf of the AIADMK alliance. He was a former AIADMK Minister and is the present vice-president of BJP’s Tamilnadu unit. IUML has fielded Navas Kani on behalf of the DMK alliance.
There are 15,52,761 voters in the constituency out of which 7,73,036 are men, 7,79,643 are women and 82 transpersons.
The Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha constituency comprises of the Paramakudi, Tiruvadanai, Ramanathapuram, Mudukulathur, Aranthangi and Tiruchuli Assembly segments.