Colachal South legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP and INC.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the BJP candidate Pon. Radhakrishnan a good lead of around 128662 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 AIADMK is holding on to its ground with its slew of welfare schemes.
It is difficult predict the outcome of the polls for which primarily fishing with catamarans, employees of deep sea fishing with mechanized boats, exporting fish, coconut fibre production, fibre works, coir making, palm fibre works, selling general merchandise and Agricultural Labours related voters will decide the verdict.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|PRABAHARAN T.||Naam Tamilar Katchi||2281|
|AAKHASHDHEV M||Gandhiya Makkal Iyakkam||277|
Prince.J.G of the INC party won this constituency in the assembly elections of 2011 getting 58428 votes. It left behind many parties the closest on its tail being AIADMK with 46607 votes.
This constituency comes under the jurisdiction of Kanyakumari district. The workforce of Colachel do a variety of jobs based on their backgrounds including fishing with catamarans, deep sea fishing with mechanized boats, exporting fish, coconut fibre production, fibre works, coir making, palm fibre works, selling general merchandise, agriculture, etc. Majority of the population is educated. Most of the population are aware of the voting system and take active part in it.