Rajapalayam legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP and BSP.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate M. Vasanthi a good lead of around 161774 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.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|RAMACHANDRA RAJA A.N.||BJP||3435|
|JEYARAJ. V.||Naam Tamilar Katchi||2414|
|None of the Above||NOTA||2290|
|ARASAMANI. K.||Makkal Kootamaipu Katchi||547|
|MUTHUVELAN @ SARAVANAN. S.||IND||159|
|KAMATCHI. R.||Youth And Students Party||138|
|ARJUNAN . K.||IND||136|
|BALAMURUGAN.V.||United Communist Party of India||99|
It is difficult predict the outcome of the polls for which primarily textile, spinning mill labourers and cotton weavers are the related voters will decide the verdict.
K.Gopalsamy of the AIADMK party won the constituency in the assembly elections of 2011 getting 80125 votes. In the previous assembly elections the AIADMK party was victorious. The DMK party has won two times from this constituency. IND party has won this constituency in two assembly elections. ADMK party has won single time in the assembly elections of 2001. The ADK party has won this constituency single time.
The constituency of Rajapalayam is a town in Virudhanagar district. It is part of Tenkasi (Lok Sabha Constituency). This constituency is agriculture dominated. Most of the voters are from the working class.