Salem (North) Assembly Election 2016

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Salem North legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP, AIKK, UMK and IJK.

In the last assembly elections in 2011, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK a good lead. 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.

Salem-North Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
RAJENDRAN.R DMK Won
86583
SARAVANAN.K.R.S AIADMK 76710
KATHIR RAASARATINAM PMK 7975
GOPINATH.R.P BJP 5922
DEVADASS.R Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) 4157
None of the Above NOTA 4009
KOVENDHAN.R Naam Tamilar Katchi 1954
NATESAN.P IND 1466
AMJATH BASHA.A SDPI 471
SARAVANAN.M Nationalist Congress Party 431
GOVINDARAJ.K IND 401
SUBRAMANI.R.K IND 344
SENKOTTUVEL.C KMDK 339
ARAVINTH.R IND 249
LATHA.B Republican Party of India (A) 182
PONNUTHAMBI.S Republican Party of India 131
PONNUSAMY.V BSP 99
SABBAPATHI.M Youth And Students Party 81
KRISHNASAMY.M.A IND 78
SURESH.T IND 67
VELAYUDHAM.P IND 57
PALANIVEL.K IND 53
PRABHU.G IND 31
RAMACHANDRAN.P IND 30

Electoral History and Background

Salem North assembly constituency was created in 2008 when the previous constituencies Salem I and Salem II, were redrawn as Salem North, Salem South and Salem West.

Salem north will be one of 17 assembly constituencies to have VVPAT facility with EVMs in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, 2016.

In 2011 assembly consituency Alagapuram R Mohanraj of DMDK won this seat polling 88956 votes. G. Jayaprakash of INC got 59591 votes.

Salem North consists of: Salem Municipal Corporation Wards - No.6 to 16 and 26 to 36 Kannankurichi (Town Panchayat)

Salem (North) Assembly Election Videos 2016