Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, Srivaikuntam profile: AIADMK's SP Shanmuganathan won seat in 2016 and 2011 polls

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Ottapidaram is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu

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Srivaikuntam is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. It falls under the Thoothukudi Lok Sabha constituency.

In the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly election, the Thiruvaikundam constituency had a total of 2,07,471 registered voters.

Voter turnout in previous election

The voter turnout in Srivaikuntam in the previous Assembly election was 74.89 percent.

Past election results and winners

In the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly election, SP Shanmuganathan of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party (AIADMK) won the Srivaikuntam seat. He won 65,198 votes, as against 61,667 votes won by his main rival Rani Venkatesan V of Congress.

In the 2011 Assembly elections, SP Shanmuganathan of AIADMK won this seat by beating  MB Sudalaiyandi of Congress.

Election date and timing

The Tamil Nadu Assembly polls will be held on 6 April 2021, along with Kerala and Puducherry. The day will also see phase three polls in Assam and West Bengal. 92,000 polling booths will be there for the assembly polls. The counting of the votes is scheduled for 2 May.

The official notification of the Assembly polls in the state is scheduled for 12 March. The nomination of candidates will be accepted from then till 19 March. The scrutiny of nominations will be done on 20 March and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 22 March.

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly has a total number of 234 seats, of which 45 are reserved constituencies (42 SC constituencies and 3 ST Constituencies). The current term of the Assembly ends on 24 May 2021.

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