Coimbatore: Though the DMK has misplaced the western area to AIADMK and its allies within the 2021 state meeting election, it has managed to slim down the margin of victory in some constituencies compared with the 2016 meeting election outcomes.
Of the ten constituencies within the district, the DMK has misplaced to AIADMK with a margin of a couple of thousand votes in three to 4 segments.
While DMK misplaced with the bottom margin of 1,095 votes within the Kinathukadavu meeting section on this election, it has misplaced with the best margin of 41,630 votes within the Thondamuthur meeting constituency.
In the Kinathukadavu meeting election, AIADMK candidate and former minister S Damodaran secured 1,01,537 votes and his opponent Kurichi Prabhakaran from DMK polled 1,00,442 votes. The victory margin is 1,095 votes. In 2016, AIADMK candidate A Shanmugam secured 89,042 votes and defeated DMK candidate Prabhakaran by simply 1,332 votes solely.
In the Pollachi meeting section, AIADMK candidate Pollachi V Jayaraman secured 80,567 votes and his opponent DMK candidate Dr Varadharajan bagged 78,842 votes. Jayaraman received by a slender margin of 1,725 votes. In 2016, AIADMK candidate Pollachi Jayaraman secured 77,720 votes and his opponent DMK candidate V Tamilmani secured 64,267 votes. Jayaraman received by 13,453 votes then.
In the Mettupalayam meeting constituency, AIADMK candidate AK Selvaraj secured 1,05,231 votes and his opponent DMK candidate Shanmugasundaram secured 1,02,776 votes. Selvaraj received by 2,456 votes. In the 2016 election, AIADMK candidate OK Chinnaraj secured 93,595 votes and his opponent DMK candidate S Surendran secured 77,481 votes. Chinnaraj received the seat by an enormous margin of 16,114 votes.
Similarly, within the Coimbatore North constituency, AIADMK candidate Amman K Arjunan secured 81,454 votes and his opponent DMK’s Shanmugasundaram secured 77,453 votes. Amman K Arjunan received the seat by 4,001 votes. In the 2016 meeting election, AIADMK candidate PRG Arunkumar secured 77540 votes and DMK candidate Meenalogu secured 69,816 votes. Arunkumar received the seat by 7,724 votes.
Thondamuthur meeting AIADMK candidate SP Velumani secured 1,24,225 votes and his opponent Karthikeya Sivasenapathy secured 82,595 votes. Velumani received the seat by 41,630 votes. In the 2016 election, Velumani secured 1,09,519 votes and Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MNMK) candidate Syed Mohammed who contested from the DMK alliance, secured 45,478 votes. Velumani received by 64,041 votes.