Jolarpet legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BSP and PMK.
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.
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Jolarpet assembly constituency is newly formed after constituency delimitations in 2008. The Assembly constituency for Natrampalli was now renamed as Jolarpet constituency. This is the 49th Tamil Assembly constituency.It is included in the Tiruvannamalai parliamentary constituency.
In 2011 K. C. Veeramani of AIADMK won this seat by polling 86273 votes. G. Ponnusamy of PMK was declared second as he got 63337 votes.
Jolarpet is a revenue block in the Vellore district and has a total of 36 panchayat villages. According to 2011 census, Jolarpet had a population of 29,662 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 17.89% and 1.79% of the population respectively.
The average literacy of the town was 74.44%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. As per the religious census of 2011, Jolarpet had 91.87% Hindus, 4.44% Muslims, 3.55% Christians, 0.02% Sikhs, 0.02% Buddhists, 0.0% Jains, 0.09% following other religions and 0.01% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.