Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, Uthangarai profile: AIADMK’s Manoranjitham Nagaraj currently represents seat

Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, Uthangarai profile: AIADMK’s Manoranjitham Nagaraj currently represents seat

Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, Uthangarai profile: AIADMK’s Manoranjitham Nagaraj currently represents seat

Uthangarai is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency in the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu. It falls under the Krishnagiri Lok Sabha constituency.

In the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly election, the Uthangarai constituency had a total of 2,18,671 registered voters.

Voter turnout in previous election

The voter turnout in Uthangarai in the previous Assembly election was 82.6 percent.

Past election results and winners

In the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly election, Manoranjitham Nagaraj of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) won the Uthangarai seat. He won 69,980 votes, as against 67,367 votes won by his main rival S Malathy of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).

In the 2011 election, Manoranjitham Nagaraj of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) had won the Uthangarai seat by beating Muniyammal of the Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK).

The Tamil Nadu Assembly polls will be held to elect a total of 234 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

Election date and timing

The Tamil Nadu Assembly polls will be held on 6 April, 2021, along with Kerala and Puducherry. The day will also see phase three polls in Assam and West Bengal. 92,000 polling booths will be there for the assembly polls. The counting of the votes is scheduled on 2 May.

The official notification of the Assembly polls in the state is scheduled on 12 March. The nomination of candidates will be accepted from then till 19 March. The scrutiny of nominations will be done on 20 March and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 22 March.

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly has a total number of 234 seats, of which 45 are reserved constituencies (42 SC constituencies and 3 ST Constituencies). The current term of the Assembly ends on 24 May 2021.