In the 2016 Assembly elections, Selavame narrowly defeated DMK’s A Krishnan by simply 419 votes
The Mannadipet Assembly constituency is at present represented by AINRC’s TPR Selvame. It is constituency primary within the Union Territory of Puducherry and lies within the Puducherry district.
Voters and turnout in 2016 election
As per the Election Commission’s information, there have been 30,709 registered electors (14,664 males, 16,044 girls and one elector belonging to the third gender). The voter turnout was 89.83 p.c throughout the 2016 election.
Winners of earlier elections
In the 2016 election, All India NR Congress’ TPR Selvame retained the seat. He defeated DMK’s A Krishnan by simply 419 votes. In 2011 Selavme had gained the election to this seat by trouncing sitting PMK MLA KPK Arul Murugan by 4,716 votes.
In the 2006 election, Murugan had defeated Independent candidate N Rajaram by a slim margin of 1,807 votes.
The time period of the Puducherry Assembly will finish in early June and elections for the 30 constituencies within the UT are prone to be held in April-May.
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