Gobichettipalayam (State Assembly Constituency)

Gobichettipalayam is a state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.

Total Voters:

Male 1,18,087
Female: 1,23,105
Transgender 6
Total 2,41,198

AIADMKCandidate for Gobichettipalayam Assembly Election 2016 – Mr. KA Sengottaiyan

 

Legislative assembly election results

Assembly Duration Winner Party Votes
Fourteenth 2011- Sengottaiyan K.A AIADMK 94872
Thirteenth 2006-2011 Sengottaiyan.K.A AIADMK 55181
Twelfth 2001-06 Ramaneedharan. S.S. ADMK 60826
Eleventh 1996-01 Venkidu, G.P. DMK 59983
Tenth 1991-96 Sengottayan K.A. ADK 66423
Ninth 1989-91 Sengottayan, K.A. ADK(JL) 37187
Eighth 1984-89 Sengottyan K.A. ADK 56884
Seventh 1980-84 Sengottayan, K. A. ADK 44703
Sixth 1977-80 N.K.K. Ramasamy ADK 25660
Fifth 1971-77 S. M. Palaniappan DMK 35184

History of Erode District

Bhavani Sangameshwarar Temple

Erode District was a part of Coimbatore has its history intervened with that of Coimbatore and because of its close linkage with the erstwhile Coimbatore district. It is very difficult to separately deal with the history of Erode region. Together with the area comprised in the Coimbatore district, it formed part of the ancient Kongu country known as “Kongu Nadu” history of which dates back to the Sangam era.

It is found that in the early days, this area was occupied by tribes, most prominent among them being the “Kosars” reportedly having their headquarters at ‘Kosamputhur’ which is believed to have in due course become Coimbatore. These tribes were overpowered by the Rashtrakutas from whom the region fell into the hands of the Cholas who ruled supreme during the time of Raja Chola.

On the decline of Cholas, the Kongunadu came to be occupied by the Chalukyas and later by the Pandyas and Hoysalas. Due to internal dissension in the Pandian Kingdom, the Muslim rulers from Delhi interfered and thus the area fell into the hands of Madurai Sultanate. This region was later wrested by Vijaya Nagar rulers after over throwing the Madurai Sultanate. For a few years, the area remained under Vijaya Nagar rule and later under the independent control of Madurai Nayakas.

The rule of Muthu Veerappa Nayak and later that of Tirumalai Nayak were marked by internal strife and intermittent wars which ruined the Kingdom. As a result of this, the Kongu region in which the present Erode District is situated, fell into the hands of the Mysore rulers from whom Hyder Ali took over the area.

Later, consequent of the fall of Tippu Sultlan of Mysore in 1799, the Kongu region came to be coded to the East India Company by the Maharaja of Mysore who was restored to power by the company after defeating Tippu Sulltan. From then, till 1947 when India attained independence, the area remained under British control who initiated systematic revenue administration in the area.

 

Erode District Map

Erode Area:

Area Sq. Km: 5,760

Erode Population:

Male: 1,129,868
Female: 1,121,876
Total: 2,251,744

Literacy Rates

Male: 80.42%
Female: 64.71%
Total: 72.58%