Mettur legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, PMK 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 SR Parthiban from DMDK. 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|
|RAJAGOUNDER.A||Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi||1345|
|VENKATACHALAM.N||Naam Tamilar Katchi||981|
|VENKATACHALAM.N||Nationalist Congress Party||826|
|SEVANTHI.V||Gandhiya Makkal Iyakkam||783|
|KARUNAKARAN M.V||Ganasangam Party of India||268|
Mettur assembly constituency is in Salem district with the headquarters of the taluk is the town of Mettur. According to the 2011 census, Mettur had a population of 417,460 with 217,182 males and 200,278 females. There were 922 women for every 1000 men. The taluk had a literacy rate of 63.91.
Mettur is an industrial and tourism town. It is best known for the Mettur Dam. Mettur Dam, also called Stanley Reservoir, is constructed across the Kaveri River in Tamil Nadu. Mettur is one of the sources of electricity for Tamil Nadu. It has Thermal and Hydro Electric Power Stations.
Mettur is also called "Aluminium city of Tamil Nadu". Its aluminium plant, operated by Madras Aluminium Company (MALCO) has its own bauxite mines at Yercaud (Salem district) and Kolli Hills (Namakkal district). The company is one of the five integrated primary aluminium producers in India.