Kulithalai legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, PPI and IJK.
In the last assembly elections in 2011, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK a good lead. The current MLA of the constituency is A.Pappasundaram from AIADMK. 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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M. Karunanidhi, five times Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and leader of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam won his first legislative elections from Kulithatlai constituency in 1962. From the 1977 elections, AIADMK won the assembly seat four times (in 1984, 1991, 2001 and 2011 elections), twice by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK, 1996 and 2006 elections) and once each by Communist Party of India (CPI, 1980 elections), and Indian National Congress (INC, 1977).
Kulithalai is a town in Karur district. It comes under the Kulithalai assembly constituency. After 2009 delimitation, Kulithalai is a part of the Perambalur Lok Sabha constituency. Kulithalai has a population of 27,910 with a sex-ratio of 1,016 females for every 1,000 males. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 16.77% and .4% of the population respectively. The average literacy here is 81.22%. The gross population density of the town stood at 2,344 people per km. As per the religious census of 2011, Kulithalai had 89.47% Hindus, 7.35% Muslims, 3.12% Christians, 0.02% Sikhs and 0.05% following other religions.