Kumbakonam legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BSP, BJP 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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Kumbakonam legislative assembly constituency is situated in Thanjavur district. It was a part of the erstwhile Kumbakonam Lok Sabha Constituency till 1977 before it got disbanded. This open constituency is now under Mayiladuturai Lok Sabha constituency.
According to the Election Commission of India, Kumbakonam has 2, 00,372 registered voters. This includes 1, 00,650 male and 99,722 female voters.
The DMK emerged victorious from this seat for the fourth consecutive time in 2011 assembly elections. Anbalagan G., the winning candidate, got 78,642 votes. He defeated his nearest contender, E. Ramanathan of AIADMK, by a slim margin of 1,272 votes. The voter turnout was 80.64%.