Pollachi Assembly Election 2016

Current Trend

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

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.

Pollachi Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
Pollachi V Jayaraman AIADMK Won
Tamilmani, R. DMK 65185
Nithyanandhan, K KMDK 7722
Sivakumar, R. BJP 5363
Muthukumar, S. DMDK 4893
None of the Above NOTA 2254
Umamaheswari, K. Naam Tamilar Katchi 1369
Tamilmani, K. IND 807
Kannappan, V.S. PMK 747
Manickavel, R. IND 430
Kalaivanan, V. BSP 308
Sellimuthu, N. IND 236
Selvakumar, N. IND 228
Muthukumar, C. IND 216
Vivek, S. TMMK 179
Srinivasan, K. IND 126

Electoral History and Background

Pollachi is a town and a taluk headquarters in Coimbatore district. The Pollachi assembly constituency is part of Pollachi (Lok Sabha constituency). Pollachi, Udumalpet, Valparai, Kinathukadavu, Madathukulam and Thondamuthur form the Pollachi parliamentary constituency.

In 2011 assembly election M.K Muthukaruppannasamy of AIADMK got 81446 votes and he defeated K. Nithyanandhan of KNMK party who got 51138 votes.

According to the 2011 census, Pollachi had a population of 90,180 with a sex-ratio of 1,012 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 10.57% and 0.29% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the city was 82.15%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.

As per the religious census of 2011, Pollachi had 83.84% Hindus, 11.76% Muslims, 4.24% Christians, 0.06% Sikhs, 0.01% Buddhists, 0.01% Jains, 0.08% following other religions and 0.01% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.

The economy of the town is predominantly dependent on agriculture. Coconut, jaggery, vegetables and cattle contribute to the agricultural output. Pollachi is also a popular movie shooting location for the Tamil film industry; it is preferred for outdoor shooting because of its scenic landscape.