Yercaud 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.
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Yercaud assembly constituency is in Salem district. The headquarters of the taluk is the town of Yercaud. In 2011 assembly election C. Perumal of AIADMK emerged winner with 104221 votes while C. Tamilselvan of DMK got 66639 votes.
According to the 2011 census, Yercaud had a population of 41,832 with 21,047 males and 20,785 females. There were 988 women for every 1000 men. The taluk had a literacy rate of 56.38.