A. Johnkumar of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won in the Kamaraj Nagar assembly constituency, defeating MOHF Shajahan of the Indian National Congress (INC). He won with a margin of 7,229 votes.
While A Johnkumar (winner) had 16,303 votes, MOHF Shajahan (who came second) had 9,208 votes, the data available on EC website showed.
Kamaraj Nagar is an Assembly constituency in the Pondicherry district, in the Pondicherry region of Puducherry.
The Kamaraj Nagar constituency went to polls on April 6, 2021.
The assembly seat is reserved for the General category.
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In the 2016 Assembly elections, Kamaraj Nagar was won by Ve. Vaithilingam of CPI.
Before that, in the 2011 elections, the seat was held by V. Vaithilingam of INC.
In the 2016 assembly polls, Ve. Vaithilingam garnered 11618 votes, securing over 45.09 percent of the vote share, and winning the seat by a margin of 5106 votes.
In percentage terms, the victory margin was 19.81 percent.
The constituency polled 25774 votes in the 2016 Puducherry assembly polls with a voter turnout of 77.4 percent.
The Kamaraj Nagar constituency has a literacy level of 85.44 percent.
A total of 13 candidates stood in the 2016 elections.
First Published: IST