Mettupalayam legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, UMK and IJK.
In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK candidate C. Gopalakrishnan a good lead of around 124002 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.
It is difficult predict the outcome of the polls for which primarily Tea Industries Labours, Tea Estate Workers and Agricultural related voters will decide the verdict.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|SHANMUGA SUNDARAM.T.R||Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar)||13324|
|MOHAMED RAFI. S||SDPI||2209|
|VELLINGIRI. K||Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi||1604|
|ABDUL VAHAB. A||Naam Tamilar Katchi||1509|
OK Chinnaraj of the AIADMK party won the constituency in the assembly elections of the year 2011 getting 93700 votes. The same party won the constituency in the 2006 assemble elections. The ADK party has won consecutively in three assembly elections in the year 1977, 1980 and 1984. Indian National Congress has won this constituency two times in the assembly elections of the year 1967 and 1989. AIDMK party has won this constituency once in 2001 assembly elections.
Mettupalayam is located in Coimbatore rural district. It is located on the foothills of Nilgiri hills. This place has amusement parks and its main revenue is depended on tourism. The awareness about election is increasing among the inhabitants of the area.