Ottapidaram legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP and BSP.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate K. R. P. Prabakaran a good lead of around 126099 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 Agricultural related voters will decide the verdict.
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In the 2011 assembly elections the PT party won the constituency under the leadership of Dr.K.Krishnasamy. The Indian National Congress (INC) won the constituency in the previous 2006 and 2001 assembly elections.
Ottapidaram is the biggest taluk in the Tuticorin district. This place continues to be a tourism centre. It is accessible with many places and the principal source of occupation in this town is agriculture.