Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, Ottapidaram (SC) profile: AIADMK's R Sundararaj won seat in 2016

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

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Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, Ottapidaram (SC) profile: AIADMK's R Sundararaj won seat in 2016

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Ottapidaram is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. It falls under the Thoothukudi Lok Sabha constituency. It is a Scheduled Caste reserved constituency.

In the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly election, the Ottapidaram constituency had a total of 2,20,737 registered voters.

Voter turnout in previous election

The voter turnout in Ottapidaram in the previous Assembly election was 72.66 percent.

Past election results and winners

In the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly election, R Sundararaj of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party (AIADMK) won the Ottapidaram seat. He won 65,071 votes, as against 64,578 votes won by his main rival Dr Krishnasamy K of Puthiya Tamilagam (PT).

In the 2011 Assembly elections, the Dr Krishnasamy K of Puthiya Tamilagam (PT) won this seat by beating S Raja Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).

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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