Tiruchirappalli (West) Assembly Election 2016

Current Trend

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.

Tiruchirappalli-West Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
Nehru.K.N DMK Won
Manoharan.R AIADMK 63634
Joseph Jerald.A DMDK 11469
None of the Above None of the Above 4100
Manoharan.Sethu Naam Tamilar Katchi 3080
Vijayaraghavan.K PMK 1780
Satheeshkumar.P IJK 1012
Jamal Mohamed.Y WPI 916
Sangapal.M BSP 356
Selvakumar.M Gandhiya Makkal Iyakkam 235
Vasudevan.K IND 211
Manohar.R IND 176
Govindarajan.S IND 118
Raghavan.R IND 107
Kamalraj.P IND 101
Karthik.B IND 79

Electoral History and Background

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.