Papanasam legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP and INC.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate R. K. Bharathi Mohan a good lead of around 203125 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.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|JAYAKUMAR .D||Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar)||18599|
|HUMAYUN KABIR .M.I||Naam Tamilar Katchi||3864|
|MOHAMMED FAROOK.A||SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA||3043|
|None of the Above||NOTA||1911|
|ABRAHAM PURUSOTHAMAN .P||People Party of India(secular)||492|
In 2011 and 2006 assembly elections AIADMK won this constituency under the leadership of R. Doraikkannu. Indian National Congress has won this constituency five times. DMK has only won once here.
This town is a panchayat in Thanjavur district. There are many holy places in Papanasam which literally means the “destruction of sins.This is also the birth place of the poet papanasam Sivan and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living.