Tiruchirappalli – West legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP, DMK, LSP 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 N. Mariam Pitchai 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.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||4100|
|Manoharan.Sethu||Naam Tamilar Katchi||3080|
|Selvakumar.M||Gandhiya Makkal Iyakkam||235|
Tiruchirappalli – II (State Assembly Constituency) has been renamed as Tiruchirappalli West after the constituency delimitations 2008.
Tiruchirappalli West will be one of 17 assembly constituencies to have VVPAT facility with EVMs in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, 2016.
In 2011 by-elections were held in Tiruchirappalli West on the account of vacancy due to the demise of the sitting MLA. In this election M. F. Paranjothi of AIDMK emerged victorious polling 69029 while KN Nehru of DMK polled 54345 votes.
According to the 2011 census, Tiruchirappalli West had a population of 849,604 with 419,482 males and 430,122 females. There were 1025 women for every 1000 men. The taluk had a literacy rate of 83.31.