Aruppukkottai Assembly Election 2016

Current Trend

Aruppukkottai legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP and TMMK.

In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate T. Radhakrishnan a good lead of around 145551votes. 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.

It is difficult predict the outcome of the polls for which primarily employees of Rice mills and limestone industries, hand loom, power loom, printing press, and some small-scale industries are the related voters will decide the verdict.

Aruppukkottai Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
Ramachandran.K.K.S.S.R DMK Won
Vaigaichelvan.Dr AIADMK 63431
Senthil Kumar.S CPI 9817
Vetrivel.R BJP 3223
Nagendran. Naam Tamilar Katchi 1404
Aravindkumar.D PMK 817
Lingappandi, P. IND 699
Sundarraj.I BSP 388
Muthumariappan, M. IND 262
Vijayakumar, G. IND 225
Mahendran, P. TMMK 196
Ramachandran, R.S. IND 139
Thangaraj IND 121
Suriyamaharaja, R. LJP 108
Veeralakshmi, M. TVK 85

Electoral History and Background

Vaigaichelvan of the AIADMK party won this constituency in the assembly elections of 2011 getting 76546 votes. DMK party has been victorious in this constituency four times. ADK party has won four times consecutively with one extra time. The ADMK party has won this constituency once. In the assembly elections of 1971 and 1967 the FBL and SWA party have won respectively.

This constituency is located in the Virudhanagar district. This constituency is an educational and commercial hub for the surrounding villages. Aruppukkottai is popular for its cotton industries including spinning mills.