Thiruvottiyur Assembly Election 2016

Current Trend

Thiruvottiyur legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are DMDK, BSP, BJP, JMM and PBM.

In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate T. G. Venkatesh Babu a good lead of around 99704 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 Industrial Labours, fishermen and business people are the related voters will decide the verdict.

Thiruvottiyur Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
Balraj.B AIADMK Won
Samy.K.P.P DMK 77342
Arumugam.A.V DMDK 13463
Vasanthakumari.R PMK 4025
Gokul.R Naam Tamilar Katchi 3961
Sivakumar.M BJP 3313
None of the Above None of the Above 2917
Dhanasekar.C IND 511
Karnan.P SHS 425
Tamilselvan.S IND 299
Nandhakumar.B Gokula Makkal Katchi 252
Selvam.P IND 196
Thamotharan.P IND 190
Ramesh.E IND 166
Karimulla.M.G IND 159
Manikandan.K IND 138
Zakir Hussain.B IND 104
Sundar.D Vidiyalai Thedum Indhiyargal Party 100
Sankar.D IND 87
Senthil.K IND 79
Israthbegum.A.R IND 65
Sowri Rajan.M PPI (S) 64

Electoral History and Background

In the 2011 assembly elections the candidate from AIADMK party Kuppan, K. won the constituency defeating the DMK party. The winning party got 93944 votes and the runner up party got 66653 votes. The DMK has won the constituency thrice in the previous assembly elections. The Indian National Congress has won the constituency once in the year 1984 under G. K. J. Baarathi.

Thiruvottriyur is a suburb in North Chennai. Though it belongs to Tiruvalluvar district, it is administered by Chennai Corporation. It was one of the oldest habitations by the sea and mainly fishing was the main occupation of the people of this place.