Archive For The “About Mettupalayam” Category

2014 – NIlgiris Loksabha Elections

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2014 – NIlgiris Loksabha Elections

The 2014 Elections nationally was about the cry for sound and clear leadership and perhaps a clear majority for a particular party so that coalition compulsions were not part of important decision making. This seat being the seat of Mr.A.Raja who was accused of being involved in the 2G Scam, was a very sensitive and…

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1962 – Assembly Elections

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1962 – Assembly Elections

Mettupalayam consitituency’s third assembly election was held in 1962. This election was decisive for the Congress candidate Mr.N.Shanmugasundaram who won on a 11.55% (6253 votes) margin. The opponent Mr.K.Vellingiri from Communist Party of India managed 19145 votes. The only other candidate was Mr.K.R.Krishnaswamy, from SWA who secured a respectable¬† 7655 votes. It is to be…

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1967 – Assembly Elections

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1967 – Assembly Elections

Mettupalayam’s fourth assembly elections were held in 1967. The DMK party forms government in this period at the state level. The congress nomination to this election was from again the Vokkaliga community and the success formula continues from the previous elections. Mr.N.Shanmugasundaram the MLA for the period from 1962 – 67 decides not to contest…

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1971 – Assembly Elections

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1971 – Assembly Elections

Mettupalayam consitituency’s fifth assembly election was held in 1971. This election was held a year short of completion of the five year rule that commenced in 1967. DMK Party heavyweights such as Mr.MGR played an important role for Mr.Thooyamani who lost the previous election with a 4.55% margin in 1967. Mr.Thooyamani was a student leader…

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1977 – Assembly Elections

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1977 – Assembly Elections

Mettupalayam consitituency’s sixth assembly election was conducted in 1977. This election was the first election for ADMK that was formed by the rebel Mr.M.G.Ramachandran. The ADMK party won this seat decisively. There were 8 candidates in all. This was the first time there were so many independent candidates. Mr.M.G.Ramachandran popularly known as MGR was elected…

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1980 – Assembly Elections

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1980 – Assembly Elections

Mettupalayam’s seventh assembly elections were held in 1980. This period marked a firm hold on Tamil Nadu assembly by the ADMK led by MGR. This election gave the ADMK a clear success. Mr.S.Palanisamy contested against Mr.K.Vijayan of the Kempe Gowder (MLA -1951) family and lost by a 19.5% (15955 votes) margin. The election had a…

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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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