Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo M K Stalin has won the Kolathur assembly seat in Tamil Nadu, defeating AIADMK candidate Aadirajaram. The Kolathur constituency went to the polls on April 6, 2021.
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In the 2016 Assembly elections, Kolathur was won by Stalin. Before that, in the 2011 elections too, the seat was held by Stalin. In the 2016 assembly polls, Stalin garnered 91303 votes, securing over 54.25 percent of the vote share, and winning the seat by a margin of 37730 votes.
In percentage terms, the victory margin was 22.42 percent. The constituency polled 168359 votes in the 2016 Tamil Nadu assembly polls with a voter turnout of 64.79 percent. The Kolathur constituency has a literacy level of 90.33 percent. A total of 25 candidates stood in the 2016 elections.
First Published: IST