Gobichettipalayam legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP, UMK, KNMK and IJK.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate V. Sathyabama a good lead of around 179315 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 Industrial labourers and Agricultural related voters will decide the verdict.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|GOWREESAN S||Naam Tamilar Katchi||1677|
Sengottaiyan K.A of the AIADMK party won the assembly election of the year 2011 and 2006 getting 94872 and 55181 votes respectively. The DMK party has won twice in past assembly elections. The ADK government has been victorious in five consecutive assembly elections from the year 1977 to 1991. The SWA was elected in the assembly elections of 1967 to power in this constituency.
This constituency comes under Erode district. Gobichettipalayam is located at the centre of southern peninsula. This constituency has 31% of the work force engaged in agriculture, 56% in trading and other activities and 13% in industry. It is one of the leading producers of silk cocoon in India.