Dharapuram Assembly Election 2016

Current Trend

Dharapuram legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP and BSP.

In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate S. Selvakumara Chinnayan a good lead of around 211563 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 AIDMK is holding on to its ground with its slew of welfare schemes.

It is difficult predict the outcome of the polls for which textile, mill industries labourers and agricultural related voters will decide the verdict.

Dharapuram Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
KALIMUTHU. V.S INC Won
83538
PONNUSAMY. K AIADMK 73521
SHANMUGHAM. M BJP 7753
THIRUVALLUVAN. NAGAI MDMK 7029
NOTA NOTA 2883
PALANIAMMAL. K KMDK 1662
MADHAVAN. K PMK 1515
PICHAIMUTHU. R Naam Tamilar Katchi 1350
VANITHA. M IND 849
PALANISAMY. V IND 835
SELVARAJ. V BSP 681
MOHANRAJ. K IND 449
RAMASAMY. V IDMMK 295
SELVARAJ. S IND 285
MURALIDHARAN. V TMMK 266

Electoral History and Background

K Ponnusamy of AIADMK party won this constituency in the assembly elections of the year 2011 getting 83856 votes. The ADK party has won this constituency successively in four assembly elections, including three continuous assembly elections of 1977, 1980 and 1984. The DMK party won this constituency in five assembly elections. PMK party has won this constituency one time in the assembly election of 2001.

This constituency is a town in the Tirupur district. Majority of the population is dependent on agriculture, though there are textile mills, rice mills and oil processing plants.

Dharapuram Assembly Election Videos 2016