Whopping 93 Percent Assembly Segments Rooted for Jaya, Uprooted Opposition - The New Indian Express

Whopping 93 Percent Assembly Segments Rooted for Jaya, Uprooted Opposition

Published: 21st May 2014 07:36 AM

Last Updated: 21st May 2014 07:36 AM

CHENNAI: In the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, the ruling AIADMK scored an unprecedented victory by winning 37 constituencies out of 39 and recorded 44.30 per cent votes. A close look at the results has revealed that the AIADMK got more votes than Opposition candidates in a whopping 217 Assembly segments thus promising a very bright electoral prospect in the 2016 Assembly elections. According to the data of votes polled by each party in the Assembly segments, the BJP has polled the higher number of votes in seven constituencies — Padmanabhapuram, Colachel, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Singanallur, Coimbatore South and Vilavancode.

The DMK received higher number of votes in four constituencies — Palayamkottai, Tiruvarur, Athoor and Gudalur (SC). The PMK too polled more votes in four constituencies in Dharmapuri district — Pappireddipatti, Dharmapuri, Pennagaram and Palacode.

In Kolathur Assembly segment, AIADMK candidate T G Venkatesh Babu scored 59,637 votes while runner up R Girirajan (DMK) secured 59,422. In Harbour Assembly segment in Chennai, AIADMK nominee S R Vijayakumar got 35,385 votes closely followed by DMK candidate Dayanidhi Maran who polled 34,661 votes. In Chepuak-Triplicane, Vijayakumar polled 56,526 votes while Maran got 56,062. In Singanallur segment, BJP candidate C P Radhakrishnan got more votes than AIADMK candidate P Nagarajan. While Radhakrishnan polled 60,439 votes, Nagarajan got 54,102.  While in Coimbatore South, Radhakrishna ‘defeated’ Nagarajan, Coimbatore North saw a close contest between the two. VCK candidate Thol Thirumavalavan got more votes (58,294) than AIADMK’s M Chandrakasi (49,604) in Kattumannarkoil. Similarly, in Killiyoor in Kanyakumari, Congress candidate H Vasanthkumar got 52,095 votes while BJP’s Pon Radhakrishnan got 49,239.

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