Pudukkottai 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.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|None of the Above||NOTA||1637|
|ARUNMOZHICHOZHAN. M||Naam Tamilar Katchi||1625|
|KANAGARAJAN. A||All India Forward Bloc||157|
Pudukkottai assembly constituency is in the administrative headquarters of Pudukkottai District. This unreserved constituency and comes under Tiruchirappalli Lok Sabha constituency.
According to the Election Commission of India, this constituency has a total of 1,77,413 registered voters. It has 88,686 male and 88,722 female voters.
This seat was won by the CPI in 2011 assembly elections. P. Muthukumaran, the winning candidate, defeated his nearest rival by a narrow margin of 3,101 votes. Muthukumaran secured 65,466 votes. The runner-up was Periyannan Arassu of DMK. The voter turnout was 79.05 %. Interestingly, the CPI lost this seat to ADMK in the 2014 by-election which was held following Muthukumaran's demise.