Kolathur legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BSP, LSP 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.
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Kolathur, is a assembly constituency and not to be confused with Kolathur (SC) of Pudukkottai district. It is currently a part of Chennai North Lok Sabha constituency. Kolathur constituency was carved out of former Purasawalkam and Villivakkam assembly segments after the Delimitation of Constituencies, 2008. Kolathur Constituency went to the assembly polls for the first time in the year 2011. M.K Stalin won from here with 68677 votes. Sadai.Sa. Duraisamy of AIADMK got 65943.