Sivakasi 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 T. Radhakrishnan a good lead of around 145551 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 fire crackers, match manufacturing and printing workers are the related voters will decide the verdict.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|BABU T.||Naam Tamilar Katchi||3245|
|None of the Above||NOTA||2704|
|MAHARAJAN V||All India Forward Bloc||981|
|UTHIRAKUMAR M.||Makkal Manadu Katchi||572|
|JEEVANANTHAM G.||Republican Party of India||195|
|SRINIVASAN A.||J&K National Panthers Party||137|
|THIYAGARAJA ALIAS YOGA NADAR P.I.D||IND||124|
|SARAVANARAJ T.||Tamizhaga Vaazhvurimai Katchi||104|
The AIADMK party won the assembly elections of 2011 and this constituency with 87333 votes. The closest party was DMK. DMK has won only two times in this constituency in the past assembly elections.TMC(M) has won twice in the previous assembly elections of 2001 and 1996. ADK party has won thrice here in the past assembly elections. In the assembly elections of 1967 SWA won the constituency.
The constituency of Sivakasi is in Virudhanagar district. The town is popular for its firecracker, match and printing industries. A popular landmark of Sivakasi is the Badhrakali Amman temple.