Gudalur legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP and DMDK.
In the last assembly elections in 2011, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK a good lead. However, the situation in 2016 assembly election is completely different from the last assembly election.
The DMK, banking on the anti-incumbency factor of the ruling AIADMK 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 different categories of people will decide the verdict.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|KARMEGAM S.||Naam Tamilar Katchi||2347|
|MURUGESAN MURUGESH R.||PMK||684|
Gudalur has its own state assembly constituency which is one of the three constituencies in the Nilgiris district. M. Thiravidamani is the sitting MLA from the constituency as on 2014. The Gudalur assembly constituency is part of Nilgiris Lok Sabha constituency. In 2011 assembly election M. Thiravidamani of DMK won from Gudalur. He got 66871 votes while his rival S.Selvaraj got 39497 votes.
Tea plantations dot the whole region, and the regional economy is heavily dependent on the tea industry. According to 2011 census, Gudalur had a population of 49,535 with a sex-ratio of 1,032 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 27.66% and 3.65% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 79.48%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. As per the religious census of 2011, Gudalur had 59.83% Hindus, 26.01% Muslims, 14.1% Christians, 0.01% Sikhs, 0.05% following other religions and 0.01% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.