Edappadi legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are PMK, BJP and IJK.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the V. Pannerselvam the AIADMK candidate, a good lead of around 267610 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 and any major political party can claim this seat.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|RAMESH. K||Naam Tamilar Katchi||971|
|THIRUMOORTHY. K||Janata Dal (United)||330|
In the 2011 assembly elections the AIADMK party won this constituency by a thumping majority. In 2006, 2001 and 1996 the PMK party has held this constituency for three consecutive terms. The DMK party leader A Arumugam has won this constituency two times in 1967 and 1971.
Edappadi is a city and municipality in the Salem district It was popular for its power loom industry. The economy of the city is much more diversified now. Agriculture, lorry & heavy truck transport, granite, textile power loom and foundry are the main sources of income here. Edappadi has 2,759 Male voters and 2,652 Female voters. The categories of voters that play an important role in every election from this constituency are the workers, cultivators, farm labourers and cottage industries labourers. This time too they have their roles cut out.