Poonamallee South legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are INC, IJK and PBM.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate P. Venugopal a good lead of around 323430 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.
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Manimaran R of AIADMK party won the constituency in the assembly elections of 2011. In the previous assembly elections of 2006 the INC party won the constituency. The DMK party has won totally won this constituency thrice in the assembly elections. Trinamool Congress has won this constituency once in the assembly elections of 1996. The PMK party has won this constituency once in the 2001 assembly elections.
This constituency is located in the west of Chennai, but it is in the district of Thiruvallur. It is difficult predict the outcome of the polls for which primarily employees of Industries and middle class, lower middle class people are the related voters will decide the verdict.