In what could possibly be a deadly blow to his political future, AMMK chief TTV Dhinakaran misplaced from Kovilpatti constituency in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu by a margin of 12,241 votes. TTV was defeated by AIADMK’s Minister for Info and Publicity Kadambur C Raju who was the sitting MLA, successful from Kovilpatti for the third consecutive time.
In third place was CPI(M)’s Okay Srinivasan who represented the DMK-led alliance polled 36,234. Kovilpatti was once a CPI(M) stronghold with the get together having gained the seat seven instances. The voter turnout within the constituency was 71.79%.
Kovilpatti is without doubt one of the oldest Meeting segments in Tamil Nadu and has been within the highlight this time after TTV Dhinakaran introduced that he will likely be contesting from there. Since 2016, the constituency has been an AIADMK bastion with Raju successful in 2011 with a margin of 70,000 votes. He scraped via in 2016, defeating DMK’s A Subramanian by 428 votes.
Dhinakaran’s alternative of adjusting his constituency from RK Nagar from the place he gained and entered the Tamil Nadu meeting for the primary time in 2017 had taken many unexpectedly. AMMK’s good efficiency within the area’s native physique election was cited as a major motive. However he confronted the tag of being an outsider within the constituency whereas the AIADMK and CPI(M)’s candidates had labored within the constituency for lengthy.
Raju fought the election together with his previous information and through the marketing campaign had stated that Kovilpatti having been ranked primary amongst 124 municipalities within the state by way of fundamental facilities reveals his capabilities as its MLA. His supporters have been talking about enchancment of presidency hospitals and roads as a motive to vote for him.
Srinivasan has labored intently with the commerce unions within the constituency for over 40 years and has related himself with a number of actions. He had labored with matchstick manufacturing unit employees and had supported their demand for higher pay and dealing situations. He had additionally lent his help to auto-drivers associations of their demand for higher roads.
TTV Dhinakaran who was a new-comer to Kovilpatti has been a member of the Lok sabha and Rajya Sabha from AIADMK. He has served as AIADMK’s treasurer underneath Jayalalithaa. After his ouster from the AIADMK, he contested as an impartial candidate within the R.Okay Nagar by-election the place he defeated AIADMK’s Madhusudhanan.
With this defeat and his get together AMMK not opening their account within the 2021 Meeting polls, each his and the get together’s future is in query. AIADMK not getting fully routed will additional add to AMMK’s woes.
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