Periyakulam (SC)

Periyakulam is a state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu. Elections were not held in year 1957 and 1962.

Total Voters:

Male: 1, 27,937
Female: 1, 30,131
Transgender: 77
Total: 2, 58,145


Legislative Assembly Election Results

Assembly Duration Winner Party Votes
Fourteenth 2011- A. Laser CPM 76687
Thirteenth 2006-2011 Panneer Selvam.O AIADMK 68345
Twelfth 2001-06 Panneer Selvam O ADMK 62125
Eleventh 1996-01 Mookaiah, L. DMK 53427
Tenth 1991-96 M. Periyaveeran ADK 70760
Ninth 1989-91 L.Mookaiah DMK 35215
Eighth 1984-89 Mohammed Saleem T. ADK 58021
Seventh 1980-84 Gopalakrishnan, K. ADK 43774
Sixth 1977-80 K. Pannai Sethuram ADK 31271
Fifth 1971-77 Anbucheliyan DMK 37926
Fourth 1967-71 M. Metha DMK 36023

History of Theni District

Vaigai Dam

Theni District has been formed after bifurcation from erstwhile Madurai District as per G.O.Ms.No.679 Revenue Department Dated:25.07.96. Consequent on the bifurcation, one new Revenue Division with headquarters at Uthamapalayam and two new Taluks at Theni and Bodinaickanur were also created with effect from 01.01.97. Dr.K.Satyagopal IAS was the first collector for Theni District.

Theni Municipal town was only a firka headquarters till 31.12.96. Consequent on the formation of the new District, Theni Municipal Town has been upgraded as the Taluk and District headquarters from 01.01.97. It is mainly a commercial town. It is also known for its big weekly shandy on every Sunday. Vaigai dam and Kumbakarai falls in Periyakulam Taluk, Suruli falls in Uthamapalayam Taluk are the main places of attraction for tourists.

Gowmariamman Temple at Veerapandi Village (Theni Taluk) and saneeswara Bahavan Temple at Kuchanur Village (Uthamapalayam Taluk) are important and famous Hindu temples of this area. Kannagi temple which witnesses a single day festivity during Chitra Pournami day is in the interstate border.


Theni District MapTheni Area:

Area Sq. Km: 2,868

Theni Population:

Male: 625,683
Female: 620,216
Total: 1,245,899

Literacy Rates

Male: 85.03%
Female: 69.46%
Total: 77.26%