Chidambaram legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are CPI, BJP and BSP. Present Member of Tamilnadu State Assembly from Chidambaram is K. Balakrishnan of CPI.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the M. Chandrakasi AIADMK candidate a good lead of around 128495 votes.
However, the situation in 2016 assembly election is completely different from the general election of 2014.
Banking on the anti-incumbency factor of the ruling AIADMK, the DMK has made significant impact on the voters of this constituency, the AIDMK is holding on to its ground with its slew of welfare schemes. It is difficult predict the outcome of the polls and any major political party may claim this seat.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|PANDIAN K A||AIADMK||Won
|SENTHILKUMAR K R||DMK||57037|
|ABDUL SATTHAR G||SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA||1775|
|SATHISHKUMAR B (A) BAAKYAA||Naam Tamilar Katchi||1295|
In the assembly elections of 2011, K. Balakrishnan of the CPM party defeated the DMK party with 72054 votes. The DMK party has won this constituency four times during the previous assembly elections. The AIADMK party has won once during the 2006 assembly elections. The Indian National Congress won the constituency during the 1967 assembly elections. The ADK party has won this constituency twice.
Chidambaram comes under the Cuddalore district and is its second biggest municipality town. Even though there are many house hold industries present within the town limits, the economic base of Chidambaram is based on religious tourism as there are many temples located here. The categories of voters that play an important role in every election from this constituency are agricultural labourers, cultivators, household industries workers and cane furniture manufacturers. This time too they have their roles cut out.