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1984 – Assembly Elections

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1984 – Assembly Elections

Mettupalayam constituency’s 8th Assembly election delivered a clear winner with Mr.M.Chinnaraj of ADMK winning with a margin of 19.65%. The only notable contestant was from the DMK was Mr.M.Mathiyan. The Polling percentage increased 17% to 76.28%. MGR formed the government with his ailing health by contesting from hospital. ADMK won the election in the state…

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1989 – Assembly Elections

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1989 – Assembly Elections

Mettupalayam consitituency faced a unfamiliar task of electing the candidate from the ADMK (Jayalalitha) or ADMK (Janaki Ramachandran) camp. The Congress candidate won the seat with as many as 17 candidates contesting this election. There were only 5 party nominated candidates with the remaining 12 contestants being independants. The vote split between the party and…

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1996 – Assembly Elections

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1996 – Assembly Elections

In 1996, DMK-led front won the elections with M. Karunanidhi sworn in as Chief Minister. Mettupalayam witnessed a dramatic change in shift in power from its traditional ADMK strong hold to a DMK seat by 24%. The election was a huge win for the DMK after it sat out of power since 1991. B.Arunkumar who…

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2001 – Assembly Elections

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2001 – Assembly Elections

2001 Assembly elections gave a change of leadership at the state and consitutency level at Mettupalayam. The AIADMK won the assembly and Mettupalayam elections comfortably. Mr.A.K.Selvaraj from Athimathaiyanoor near Karamadai was elected comfortably with a 28.81% margin. He was also honoured with the Ministerial berth of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on taking…

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2006 – Assembly Elections

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2006 – Assembly Elections

Mettupalayam’s 2006 Assembly elections witnessed a record voter turnout of 74.23% a 10 % increase compared to the last 2001 elections and the highest since the 1991 elections. This election was very interesting with a very close result of only 142 votes that gave the AIADMK victory. The AIADMK candidate Mr.O.K.Chinnaraj hailing from Oosur near…

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1991 – Assembly Elections

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1991 – Assembly Elections

In 1991, the ADMK-led front won the Tamil Nadu state assembly elections; and its leader, J. Jayalalithaa, was sworn in as Chief Minister. L.Sulochana from Mettupalayam won the election with a clear majority. This election marked her first term in office. The polls gave the ADMK a clear majority both in this seat and at…

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1957 – Assembly Elections

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1957 – Assembly Elections

Mettupalayam by 1957 was under the Congress rule led by Shri. Kamraj. His simplistic and visionary leadership inspired new candidates and this time it was Raghubadhi Devi from the Naidu Community who contested against Mr.Madadnnan who lost the election only by a 1103 votes. The margin of victory was only 2.63%. Swaminatha Chettiyar who contested…

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1951-Mettupalayam Assembly Elections

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1951-Mettupalayam Assembly Elections

Mettupalayam went to the local assembly elections under the Madras Presidency in this election. This election was the first election after independence. This is the only election upto 2018 where an independent has won in this seat. Kempe Gowder was from the Majority Vokkaliga community who then made up for than 60% in this seat. It…

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Street play to create awareness on sexual abuse against children

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Street play to create awareness on sexual abuse against children

The Department of Social Welfare and the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) organised a street play to create awareness on sexual abuse at the Collectorate on Monday. The street play would also be staged at Thudiyalur, Periyanaikkenpalayam, Karamadai, Mettupalayam, Sirumugai and Annur. It is planned to conduct street plays at government schools. The play was…

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Survey to identify child labourers soon

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Survey to identify child labourers soon

COIMBATORE: The National Child Labour Project (NCLP) will soon launch a survey to estimate the exact number of child labourers toiling for wages in the local industries. The Central government has allotted Rs 4 lakh to conduct the survey in the district, NCLP project director DV Vijaya Kumaar said. “The survey is  being conducted almost after a decade. It…

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