Gingee legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BSP, BJP, MMK and IJK.
In the last assembly elections in 2011, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK a good lead. However, the situation in 2016 assembly election is completely different from the last assembly election.
The DMK, banking on the anti-incumbency factor of the ruling AIADMK 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 different categories of people will decide the verdict.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|MASTHAN K S||DMK||Won
|GANESH KUMAR A||PMK||28515|
|MANI A K||MDMK||10672|
|RAJENDIRAN M S||BJP||1443|
|DHANASEKAR R||Naam Tamilar Katchi||581|
|SENJE RAJA KNK||IND||126|
|DEVANATHAN R||Valimai Valartchi Indians Party||117|
Gingee assembly constituency is part of Arni Lok Sabha constituency. Gingee legislative assembly constituency is currently held by PMK party. Gingee is assembly constituency is a panchayat town in Viluppuram district. In 2011 election A Ganesh Kumar of PMK won this seat polling 77026 votes. R. Sivalingam of DMDK came second with 75215 votes.
According to 2011 census, Gingee had a population of 27,045 with a sex-ratio of 975 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 19.8% and 1.12% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 76.4%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.
Gingee is famous for its Gingee Fort, a popular tourist attraction. Gingee Fort is one of the few surviving forts in Tamil Nadu.