Coonoor legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP, CPI and IJK.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate C. Gopalakrishnan a good lead of around 124002 votes. However, the situation in 2016 assembly election is completely different from the general election of 2014.
Banking on the anti-incumbency factor of the ruling AIADMK, the DMK has made significant impact on the voters of this constituency, the AIADMK is holding on to its ground with its slew of welfare schemes.
It is difficult predict the outcome of the polls for which primarily tea estate and tea industry labourers are the related voters will decide the verdict.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|MUBARAK B. M.||DMK||57940|
|RAMASAMY P.||Naam Tamilar Katchi||822|
|SENTHIL KUMAR P.||PMK||469|
|NARESH DESINGH D.||IND||343|
|ALBERT RAJKUMAR A.||IND||235|
|VALLI H.||Gandhiya Makkal Iyakkam||216|
|MOHAMMED IBRAHIM M.||Youth And Students Party||108|
Ramachandran.K of DMK part won this constituency in the assembly elections of 2011 with 61302 votes defeating the CPI. The DMK has had a strong hold in this constituency. They have won this constituency 9 times from the assembly elections of 1967. The ADK party have won this constituency two times. The TMC (M) has won this constituency one time.
Coonoor comes in the Nilgiris district. It is a major producer of Nilgiri tea. Coonoor has an high altitude above sea level hence its climate is conducive for terrace farming and tourism related activities.