Melur legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP and RJD.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate R. Gopalkrishnan a good lead of around 197436 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 Granite Industries Labours and Agricultural related voters will decide the verdict.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|PERIYAPULLAN @ SELVAM P||AIADMK||Won
|BHARATH NATCHIYAPPAN T.N||TMC(M)||4579|
|SEEMAN I T||Naam Tamilar Katchi||1339|
|RISHI KAPOOR. S||SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF INDIA||828|
|KALAIMANI S||All India Forward Bloc||773|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||757|
|ABDUL SALAM A.K||PMK||746|
|ANITHA R||Gandhiyan Peoples Party||210|
|VEERANAN E||Rashtriya Janata Dal||90|
In the assembly elections of 2011, R Samy of the AIADMK party won this constituency with 85869 votes. DMK party was defeated. Indian National Congress has won this constituency four times starting from year 1980 to year 1991 assembly elections. Tamil Manila Congress has also won this constituency once in the 1996 elections.
Melur is a town and a municipality in the Madurai district. The production of granite is an important industry in Melur. It is a big exporter of granite around the world.