Thiruvarur legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP, MMK 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.
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Thiruvarur Assembly Constituency is unreserved constituency in the district that goes by the same name. It is part of Nagapattinam Lok Sabha constituency. The Nagapattinam Lok Sabha constituency is reserved for scheduled castes.
According to the Election Commission of India, Thiruvarur has 2, 09,530 registered voters. It comprises 1, 04,961 male and 1, 04,565 female registered voters.
In the 2011 assembly elections, the DMK got a resounding victory in this constituency. With a winning margin of 50,249 votes, it managed to retain the Thiruvarur seat for the fourth consecutive term.
DMK patron M. Karunanidhi was the winning candidate bagging 1, 09,014 votes. His nearest opponent, Rajendran M. of AIADMK, got 58,765 votes. The voter turnout was an impressive 82.69 %.