Nagapattinam legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP and IUML.
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|
|DHAMEEM ANSARI SAHIB.A.B||CPI||11088|
|NIRAINTHA SELVAM.T||Naam Tamilar Katchi||1557|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||996|
|MAHENDRAN.R||All India Forward Bloc||390|
|KESAVARAJ.A||Tamilaga Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam||201|
Nagapattinam assembly constituency falls under the coastal district of the same name with the town of Nagapattinam as the district headquarters. In 2011 assembly election K A Jayapal of AIADMK got 61870 votes and was declared winner. The runner up was Mohamed Sheik Dawood of DMK who got 56127 votes.
As of 2011, the district had a population of 1,616,450 with a sex-ratio of 1,025 females for every 1,000 males. It is the only discontiguous district. A majority of the people of Nagapattinam are employed in sea-borne trading, fishing, agriculture and tourism.