Katpadi legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP and IJK.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate B. Senguttuvan a good lead of around 59393 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 Railway labourers related voters will decide the verdict.
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In the assembly elections of 2011 Duraimurugan of DMK party won the constituency with 75064 votes. The AIADMK party was defeated in a straight fight. The DMK party has won seven assembly elections in this constituency. The CPI has won one assembly election in 1980. The ADK party has won this constituency thrice.
Katpadi is a constituency situated in the northern part of Vellore city. The premier institute VIT is located here. Important bus terminus like the Vellore Katpadi junction and the chitoor bus stand is located here.