TIRUCHY: The results revealed that the new voters had opted for AIADMK in the by-elections as the schemes of State government including free laptop and other welfare measures had reached them well that prompted them to vote for the AIADMK candidate S Valarmathi.
As per the latest voters list released on January 5, there were 2,70,129 voters which included 58,977 new voters. Meanwhile, the data from the past elections reveal that Srirangam voters had opted for AIADMK in every polls and the DMK’s hold slowly waning. For instance, in 2011 assembly polls, AIADMK candidate and the party chief J Jayalalithaa secured 1,05,328 votes while the DMK candidate N Anand secured 63,480 votes and AIADMK won with the margin of 4,848 votes. While, DMK’s strength had started to weaken in 2014 Lok Sabha polls in which the AIADMK candidate P Kumar who won, had secured 1,03,422 votes and DMK secured 54,410 votes from the Srirnagam assembly segment alone. The margin from the total votes polled in the Srirnagam segment for the Lok Sabha polls was 49,012.
Meanwhile, the DMK which played always the an arch rival secured 54,410 in Lok Sabha polls in 2014 and in the present 2015 polls 55,045 votes which is the different between was just 635 votes. However, the new voters strength is 58,977. This shows that the most of the new voters opted for AIADMK as the margin had increased this time.