Oddanchatram legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BSP, BJP and IJK.
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|
|ARUMUGAM M||Nationalist Congress Party||701|
|SELVAKUMAR K||Naam Tamilar Katchi||611|
|MARIMUTHU T S||IND||435|
|MOHAMED NAINER M||IND||420|
|ARULANANTHAN P||Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi||376|
Oddanchatram assembly constituency is part of Dindigul Lok Sabha constituency. Current MLA is L.R Sakarapani of DMK. He got 87743 votes. His nearest rival was P. Baalasubramani of AIADMK. He got 72810 votes.
According to 2011 census, Oddanchatram had a population of 30,064 with a gender-ratio of 994 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 20.3% and .06% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 77.11%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. Oddanchatram is popular for its large vegetable market.