Salem South legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP, AIDSMK, AIJK 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.
|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|SAKTHIVEL A B||AIADMK||Won
|None of the Above||NOTA||4121|
|PREMA B||Naam Tamilar Katchi||1788|
|ELANGO R C||KMDK||470|
|RAMESH KUMAR N||Nationalist Congress Party||125|
|LOGANATHAN A P||IND||104|
|MAHALINGAM N||United Communist Party of India||92|
Salem South is a newly formed state assembly constituency after the constituency delimitations 2008. In 2011 assembly election M. K Selvaraju of AIADMK won the seat polling 112691 votes. The runner up was S. R. Sivalingam of DMK who got 52476 votes.