Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan lost the Coimbatore (South) Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu to Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Vanathi Srinivasan. The two were locked in a neck-and-neck fight, but finally the actor, lost to the electoral debutant by 1,500 votes.
Indian National Congress' Mayura Jayakumar was third in the race.
The Coimbatore (South) constituency went to polls on April 6, 2021.
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In the 2016 Assembly elections, Coimbatore (South) was won by Amman K. Arjunan of AIADMK.
Before that, in the 2011 elections, the seat was held by R Doraiswamy alias Challenger Dorai of AIADMK.
In the 2016 assembly polls, Arjunan garnered 59788 votes, securing over 38.94 percent of the vote share, and winning the seat by a margin of 17419 votes.
In percentage terms, the victory margin was 11.35 percent.
The constituency polled 153541 votes in the 2016 Tamil Nadu assembly polls with a voter turnout of 62.59 percent.
The Coimbatore (South) constituency has a literacy level of 84.31 percent.
A total of 20 candidates stood in the 2016 elections.
First Published: IST