Thoothukkudi Assembly constituency

Thoothukkudi State Assembly constituency (Tamil: தூத்துக்குடி சட்டமன்றத் தொகுதி) is one of the 234 state legislative assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu state in southern India. It is also one of the 6 state legislative assembly constituencies included in the Thoothukkudi Lok Sabha constituency. It is one of the oldest assembly segments in Tamil Nadu since Independence. Thoothukkudi was one of the 17 assembly constituencies to have VVPAT facility with EVMs in 2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election.[1][2]

Thoothukkudi
Constituency for the State Assembly
Constitution-Thoothukkudi.svg
Area of Thoothukkudi State Assembly Constituency
Constituency details
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictThoothukudi
LS constituencyThoothukkudi
Established1952–present
Total electors285,497
ReservationNone
Member of Legislative Assembly
Current MLAP. Geetha Jeevan
Party  DMK  
AllianceSPA
Elected year2021

Members of Legislative AssemblyEdit

Election Assembly Member Political Party Tenure
1952 1st J. L. P. Roche Victoria Indian National Congress 1952-1957
1957 2nd P. P. M. T. Ponnusamy Indian National Congress 1957-1958
1958 2nd A. Samuel Indian National Congress 1958-1959
1960 2nd R. J. Sundar Singh Indian National Congress 1960-1962
1962 3rd S. Ponnusamy Indian National Congress 1962-1967
1967 4th M. S. Sivasami Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1967-1971
1971 5th K. R. Ramalingam Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1971-1976
1977 6th N. Dhanasekaran All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1977-1980
1980 7th S. N. Rajendran All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1980-1984
1984 8th S. N. Rajendran All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1984-1988
1989 9th N. Periasamy Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1989-1991
1991 10th V. P. R. Ramesh All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1991-1996
1996 11th N. Periasamy Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1996-2001
2001 12th S. Rajammal All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 2001-2006
2006 13th P. Geetha Jeevan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 2006-2011
2011 14th S. T. Chellapandian All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 2011-2016
2016 15th P. Geetha Jeevan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 2016-2021
2021 16th P. Geetha Jeevan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 2021-Incumbent

Election ResultsEdit

Vote share of Winning candidates
2021
49.00%
2016
46.46%
2011
56.78%
2006
50.70%
2001
51.40%
1996
38.16%
1991
66.09%
1989
31.90%
1984
56.54%
1980
57.61%
1977
29.29%
1971
56.98%
1967
60.61%
1962
43.88%
1957
36.79%
1952
48.16%

2021Edit


2021 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK P. Geetha Jeevan 92,314 49.41% +2.94
AIADMK S. D. R. Vijayaseelan 42,004 22.48% -12.95
NTK V. Velraj 30,937 16.56% +14.59
MNM N. Sundar 10,534 5.64% New
DMDK U. Chandran 4,040 2.16% New
Independent J. Sivaneswaran 2,866 1.53% New
NOTA NOTA 1,569 0.84% -0.84
Margin of victory 50,310 26.93% 15.89%
Turnout 186,838 65.44% -3.92%
Rejected ballots 286 0.15%
Registered electors 285,497
DMK hold Swing 2.94%


2016Edit

2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK P. Geetha Jeevan 88,045 46.46% +6.4
AIADMK S. T. Chellapandian 67,137 35.43% -21.35
MDMK Fatima 17,798 9.39% New
BJP M. R. Kanagaraj 6,250 3.30% New
NTK P. Maria Judy Hema 3,733 1.97% New
NOTA NOTA 3,177 1.68% New
PMK M. Chinnadurai 1,069 0.56% New
Margin of victory 20,908 11.03% -5.67%
Turnout 189,488 69.36% -4.37%
Registered electors 273,187
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing -10.31%


2011Edit

2011 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIADMK S. T. Chellapandian 89,010 56.78% +15.81
DMK P. Geetha Jeevan 62,817 40.07% -10.63
JMM V. Venkatesh 1,025 0.65% New
Margin of victory 26,193 16.71% 6.98%
Turnout 156,774 73.73% 8.72%
Registered electors 212,628
AIADMK gain from DMK Swing 6.08%

2006Edit

2006 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK P. Geetha Jeevan 79,821 50.70% +10.65
AIADMK S. Daniel Raj 64,498 40.97% -10.43
DMDK G. V. Peter Raj 7,572 4.81% New
BJP T. Sivamurugan 1,788 1.14% New
BSP T. Kasipandian 1,266 0.80% New
AIFB M. Saravana Muthu 1,007 0.64% New
Margin of victory 15,323 9.73% -1.62%
Turnout 157,446 65.01% 15.02%
Registered electors 242,170
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing -0.70%

2001Edit

2001 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIADMK S. Rajammal 73,286 51.40% +28.72
DMK N. Periasamy 57,100 40.05% +1.89
MDMK R. R. Parthiban 7,695 5.40% +1.6
Independent G. Panneer Selvam 1,496 1.05% New
SP P. Govindasamy 1,004 0.70% New
Margin of victory 16,186 11.35% -3.08%
Turnout 142,582 49.99% -16.42%
Registered electors 285,292
AIADMK gain from DMK Swing 13.24%

1996Edit

1996 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK N. Periasamy 56,511 38.16% +6.46
Independent J. L. P. Bono Venture Roche 35,140 23.73% New
AIADMK R. Henry 33,578 22.67% -43.42
PMK C. Pasupathy Pandian 12,459 8.41% New
MDMK T. S. M. Sampath Kumar 5,623 3.80% New
BJP S. Shanmugasundaram 3,161 2.13% New
Margin of victory 21,371 14.43% -19.96%
Turnout 148,087 66.41% 7.84%
Registered electors 229,353
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing -27.93%

1991Edit

1991 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIADMK V. P. R. Ramesh 79,552 66.09% +48.27
DMK N. Periasamy 38,157 31.70% -0.2
JP G. Uttarapandi 958 0.80% New
Margin of victory 41,395 34.39% 33.95%
Turnout 120,361 58.57% -11.10%
Registered electors 208,186
AIADMK gain from DMK Swing 34.20%

1989Edit

1989 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK N. Periasamy 39,688 31.90% -3.71
INC V. Shunmugam 39,141 31.46% New
AIADMK V. Jabaraj 22,181 17.83% -38.72
AIADMK R. Krishnan 21,351 17.16% -39.38
Independent W. Megton 791 0.64% New
Margin of victory 547 0.44% -20.49%
Turnout 124,423 69.67% -1.30%
Registered electors 180,816
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing -24.65%

1984Edit

1984 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIADMK S. N. Rajendran 59,622 56.54% -1.06
DMK A. Ayyasamy 37,549 35.61% -6.25
Independent G. Anthony Fernando 6,564 6.23% New
Independent V. Arunachalam 936 0.89% New
Margin of victory 22,073 20.93% 5.19%
Turnout 105,442 70.98% 4.64%
Registered electors 152,824
AIADMK hold Swing -1.06%

1980Edit

1980 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIADMK S. N. Rajendran 54,171 57.61% +28.32
DMK R. Krishnan 39,365 41.86% +20.01
Independent V. Arunachalam 496 0.53% New
Margin of victory 14,806 15.75% 14.23%
Turnout 94,032 66.34% 1.20%
Registered electors 142,776
AIADMK hold Swing 28.32%

1977Edit

1977 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIADMK N. Dhanasekaran 23,598 29.29% New
INC R. Naoroji 22,379 27.78% -15.25
DMK R. Krishnan 17,606 21.85% -35.12
JP M. Chockalingam 16,656 20.67% New
Margin of victory 1,219 1.51% -12.44%
Turnout 80,565 65.14% -5.18%
Registered electors 124,642
AIADMK gain from DMK Swing -27.68%

1971Edit

1971 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK R. Ramalingam 39,030 56.98% -3.64
INC Naoroji Ammal 29,473 43.02% +3.64
Margin of victory 9,557 13.95% -7.28%
Turnout 68,503 70.32% -6.02%
Registered electors 101,713
DMK hold Swing -3.64%

1967Edit

1967 Madras Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK M. S. Sivasami 41,851 60.61% +32.66
INC S. P. Nadar 27,193 39.39% -4.5
Margin of victory 14,658 21.23% 5.30%
Turnout 69,044 76.34% -0.27%
Registered electors 92,648
DMK gain from INC Swing 16.73%

1962Edit

1962 Madras Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Ponnusami Nadar 31,280 43.88% +7.09
DMK R. Ramalingam 19,924 27.95% New
CPI Isaac 10,534 14.78% -16.15
SWA Venkata Krishna 9,545 13.39% New
Margin of victory 11,356 15.93% 11.42%
Turnout 71,283 76.61% 21.30%
Registered electors 95,771
INC hold Swing 7.09%

1957Edit

1957 Madras Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Ponnusami Nadar 17,438 36.79% -11.37
Independent M. S. Sivasami 15,298 32.28% New
CPI S. A. Muruganandam 14,661 30.93% +15.55
Margin of victory 2,140 4.52% -14.45%
Turnout 47,397 55.31% -5.06%
Registered electors 85,697
INC hold Swing -11.37%

1952Edit

1952 Madras Legislative Assembly election : Thoothukkudi[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC J. L. P. Roche Victoria 19,728 48.16% New
Independent K. V. K. Swamy 11,957 29.19% New
CPI Isaac 6,303 15.39% New
Socialist Mariadoss 1,757 4.29% New
Independent A. K. Gnanmuthu 697 1.70% New
Independent Muthu 523 1.28% New
Margin of victory 7,771 18.97%
Turnout 40,965 60.37%
Registered electors 67,856
INC win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

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