The Ambattur legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi and Jananayaka Makkal Munnani.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the T. G. Venkatesh Babu AIADMK candidate a good lead of around 99704 votes. However, the situation in 2016 assembly election is completely different from the general election of 2014.
The sitting MLA S Vedhachalam of AIADMK who is contesting from Ambattur has promised various things. The DMK has made significant impact on the voters of this constituency banking on the anti-incumbency factor of the ruling AIADMK. As a result it is difficult predict the outcome of the polls where industrial workers, agricultural labourers and marginal workers have important role to play.
In the 2011 assembly elections AIADMK candidate S. Vedhachalam won the seat by a majority of 22,717 votes. The runner up was the candidate of the DMK party.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|Ramadass A S||IND||-|
|Sekar K N||PMK||-|
|Constandine Ravindran J||DMDK||-|
|Anbuthennarasan R||Naam Tamilar Katchi||-|
|Balachandar M||PPI (S)||-|
|Ranganathan K||Valamaana Tamizhagam Katchi||-|
Ambattur was previously with Villivakkam in the North Chennai Parliamentary constituency now it is alone in the North Chennai Parliamentary constituency. Ambattur had won a new identity for itself after the delimitation process of the assembly constituency. Ambattur is popular for Railway station and Industrial Estate. Ambattur Railway station is close to central station. It is an important station for commuters. Ambattur Industrial Estate is booming with growing business from all sides. Many new companies are coming here. Due to this there is rapid development in this area.