Thousand Lights (state assembly constituency)

Thousand Lights is a constituency of the legislative assembly of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It forms a part of the Chennai Central Lok Sabha constituency for national elections to the Parliament of India.

Thousand Lights
Constituency for the State Assembly
Constitution-Thousand Lights.svg
Constituency details
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictChennai
LS constituencyChennai Central
Total electors240,073[1]
ReservationGeneral
Most successful partyDMK (10 times)
Member of Legislative Assembly
Current MLAEzhilan N
PartyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Elected year2021

Madras StateEdit

Year Winner Party
1952 Sivashanmugam Pillai and Venkatasami Naidu Independent and Indian National Congress
1957 A. V. P. Asaithambi Independent
1962 K. A. Mathialagan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
1967 K. A. Mathiazhagan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Tamil NaduEdit

Assembly Election Winner Party
Fifth 1971 K. A. Mathialagan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixth 1977 S. J. Sadiq Pasha Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Seventh 1980 K. A. Krishnaswamy All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Eighth 1984 K. A. Krishnaswamy All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Ninth 1989 M. K. Stalin Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Tenth 1991 K. A. Krishnaswamy All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Eleventh 1996 M. K. Stalin Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Twelfth 2001 M. K. Stalin Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Thirteenth 2006 M. K. Stalin Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Fourteenth 2011 B. Valarmathi All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Fifteenth 2016 K. K. Selvam[2] Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixteenth 2021 Ezhilan Naganathan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election ResultsEdit

Vote share of Winning candidates
2021
53.41%
2016
43.35%
2011
50.55%
2006
46.00%
2001
51.41%
1996
69.72%
1991
56.50%
1989
50.59%
1984
50.36%
1980
50.19%
1977
37.13%
1971
57.39%
1962
45.59%
1957
54.08%
1952
24.64%

2021Edit

2021 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK Ezhilan N 71,867 53.41% 10.06%
BJP Kushboo Sundar 39,405 29.29% 23.31%
MNM K M Shariff 11,791 8.76%
NTK Sherine Aj 8,884 6.60% 5.15%
NOTA Nota 1,385 1.03% -1.52%
AMMK Vaidhyanathan N 1,155 0.86%
BSP Williams D 246 0.18%
Independent Radha Krishnan S 231 0.17%
Independent Manivannan N 229 0.17%
Independent Parthiban V 154 0.11%
NINIK Domnic A 72 0.05%
Margin of victory 32,462 24.13% 17.93%
Turnout 134,555 56.05% -4.36%
Rejected ballots 733 0.54%
Registered electors 240,073
DMK hold Swing 10.06%


2016Edit

2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK Selvam Ku. Ka 61,726 43.35% -1.52%
AIADMK Valarmathi B 52,897 37.15% -13.41%
BJP Shivalingam M 8,516 5.98% 3.66%
MDMK Ambigapathy C 7,805 5.48%
PMK Rangan V 3,968 2.79%
NOTA None Of The Above 3,633 2.55%
NTK Murugesan 2,075 1.46%
YSRCP Elango M 506 0.36%
Independent Jaffer Sadik J 184 0.13%
Independent Dhananjayan T S 174 0.12%
Independent Mogan Kumar S P 143 0.10%
Margin of victory 8,829 6.20% 0.52%
Turnout 142,403 60.41% -6.37%
Registered electors 235,724
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing -7.21%


2011Edit

2011 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIADMK Valarmathi. B 67,522 50.55% 6.83%
DMK Hasan Mohamed Jinnah 59,930 44.87% -1.13%
BJP Photo Siva Alias Sivalingam. M 3,098 2.32% 1.11%
IJK Thiwan Muhammedu Nahib. 849 0.64%
PB Arjunan. C 409 0.31%
Independent Jayaprakash. C 391 0.29%
BSP Bahujan Sakthi. S. E. 319 0.24%
Independent Valarmathi. P 273 0.20%
Independent Rani. S 150 0.11%
Independent Nachiappan. S. P. 124 0.09%
Independent Jeganathan. M 113 0.08%
Margin of victory 7,592 5.68% 3.40%
Turnout 200,020 66.78% 2.89%
Registered electors 133,567
AIADMK gain from DMK Swing 4.55%


2006Edit

2006 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK Stalin. M. K. 49,817 46.00% -5.40%
AIADMK Adhirajaram 47,349 43.72%
DMDK Thalapathy. M. 5,545 5.12%
LKPT Shri Ishrayel Maheswar. A. 2,459 2.27%
BJP Shivalingam. M. 1,305 1.21%
Independent Parban. D. 388 0.36%
Independent Suresh. D. 233 0.22%
Independent Parthasarathy 228 0.21%
Independent Mahalingam. S. 183 0.17%
Independent Jayakumar. T. 100 0.09%
Independent Neelan. G. 90 0.08%
Margin of victory 2,468 2.28% -5.34%
Turnout 108,291 63.89% 18.55%
Registered electors 169,506
DMK hold Swing -5.40%


2001Edit

2001 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK Stalin M. K. 49,056 51.41% -18.31%
TMC Sekar S 41,782 43.78%
MDMK Mallika Tmt. 2,511 2.63% 0.05%
Independent Syed Fasiuddin G. M. 539 0.56%
Independent Rajkamal V 457 0.48%
Independent Harry M 351 0.37%
Independent Ravi T. R 182 0.19%
Independent Sivaraman P 179 0.19%
Independent Ramesh R 145 0.15%
Independent Anandaraman A 143 0.15%
Independent Gunasekaran V 83 0.09%
Margin of victory 7,274 7.62% -39.14%
Turnout 95,428 45.34% -13.36%
Registered electors 210,474
DMK hold Swing -18.31%


1996Edit

1996 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK Stalin. M. K. 66,905 69.72% 30.52%
AIADMK Zeenath Sheriffdeen 22,028 22.95% -33.55%
MDMK Thiyagarajan. K. 2,479 2.58%
BJP Nagamma 2,015 2.10% 0.29%
PMK Elumalai. N. 1,457 1.52%
Independent Ravikannan. R. 225 0.23%
Independent Theerthamalai. A. P. 159 0.17%
Independent Munusamy. M. 94 0.10%
Independent Daniel Thomas. R. 84 0.09%
Independent Theyagarajan. V. 63 0.07%
Independent Arunkumar. G. 59 0.06%
Margin of victory 44,877 46.76% 29.45%
Turnout 95,968 58.70% 2.38%
Registered electors 167,016
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing 13.21%


1991Edit

1991 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIADMK Krishna Swamy K. A. 55,426 56.50% 26.45%
DMK Stalin M. K. 38,445 39.19% -11.40%
BJP Nagarajan D. 1,771 1.81%
PMK Panneerselvam B. 1,273 1.30%
JP Dhanasekaran T. 230 0.23%
Independent Panneerselvam A. B. 202 0.21%
Independent Premnath C. M. 107 0.11%
Tharasu Makkal Mandram Kathirvelu E. 79 0.08%
Independent Selvi Christian Taylor 60 0.06%
AAP Ananandan. A. 57 0.06%
Independent Kalaimani R. 54 0.06%
Margin of victory 16,981 17.31% -3.23%
Turnout 98,092 56.32% -11.49%
Registered electors 176,708
AIADMK gain from DMK Swing 5.91%


1989Edit

1989 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK Stalin. M. K. M 50,818 50.59% 2.73%
AIADMK Thambidurai. S. S. R. M 30,184 30.05% -20.31%
IUML Mohamed Ehiya 10,349 10.30%
AIADMK Syed Fasiuddin. G. M. M 6,616 6.59% -43.77%
Independent Ali Fithrath 478 0.48%
Independent News Anudan. M 471 0.47%
Independent Devarajan. G. M 355 0.35%
Independent Krishnan. R. M 181 0.18%
Independent Veerarahghavan. P. M 146 0.15%
Independent Parthasarathy 134 0.13%
Independent Lingesan 122 0.12%
Margin of victory 20,634 20.54% 18.05%
Turnout 100,448 67.81% 2.85%
Registered electors 150,057
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing 0.23%


1984Edit

1984 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIADMK Krishnasamy K. A. 46,246 50.36% 0.17%
DMK Stalin. M. K. 43,954 47.86% -1.95%
Independent Seppan. A. 854 0.93%
Independent Parathasarthy. N. D. 199 0.22%
Independent Karunanidhi. E. 198 0.22%
Independent Syed Yaseen 152 0.17%
Independent Alagarsamy. A. T. S. 146 0.16%
Independent Muddu Rangan. V. 82 0.09%
Margin of victory 2,292 2.50% 2.12%
Turnout 91,831 64.96% 7.38%
Registered electors 145,099
AIADMK hold Swing 0.17%


1980Edit

1980 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AIADMK Krishnasamy. K. A 40,499 50.19%
DMK Sadiq Pasha. S. J 40,192 49.81% 12.68%
Margin of victory 307 0.38% -6.40%
Turnout 80,691 57.58% 14.41%
Registered electors 141,773
AIADMK gain from DMK Swing 13.06%


1977Edit

1977 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK S.J. Sadiq Pasha 26,599 37.13% -20.26%
Independent Syed Khaleefa Thullah 21,741 30.35%
JP Anbumani 15,230 21.26%
INC P.A. Daivasigamani 7,902 11.03% -29.30%
Independent P. Ramakrishnan 163 0.23%
Margin of victory 4,858 6.78% -10.28%
Turnout 71,635 43.16% -21.16%
Registered electors 167,463
DMK hold Swing -20.26%

1962Edit

1962 Madras Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
DMK K. A. Mathialagan 27,984 45.59%
INC Indrani Changalvarayan 25,609 41.72% -4.19%
Sambandam 4,772 7.78%
SWA C. M. Baslusamy 3,011 4.91%
Margin of victory 2,375 3.87% -4.30%
Turnout 61,376 70.65% 33.01%
Registered electors 89,518
DMK gain from Independent Swing -8.49%


1957Edit

1957 Madras Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent A. V. P. Asaithambi 17,632 54.08%
INC K. Venkatasamy Naidu 14,970 45.92% 21.28%
Margin of victory 2,662 8.17% 1.61%
Turnout 32,602 37.64% -52.30%
Registered electors 86,621
Independent gain from INC Swing 29.44%


1952Edit

1952 Madras Legislative Assembly election : Thousand Lights
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Venkataswami Naiudu 31,042 24.64% 24.64%
Independent Sivashanmugham Pillai 22,787 18.09%
Justice Party Indirani Balasubaramaniam 19,236 15.27%
SP Marthandam Pillai 8,127 6.45%
Independent Dorairaj 6,448 5.12%
Syed Niamuthulla Sahib 5,706 4.53%
Independent Jasubatham 5,409 4.29%
Independent Manickavasagam 5,125 4.07%
Independent Kabalamurthi 3,771 2.99%
Independent Raja 3,304 2.62%
KMPP Yakambaram 3,034 2.41%
Margin of victory 8,255 6.55%
Turnout 125,975 89.94%
Registered electors 140,070
INC win (new seat)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Form 21E (Return of Election)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ "2016 Tamil Nadu General Election: Constituency Data Summary" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 20. Retrieved 27 May 2016.