Salem (South) Assembly Election 2016

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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.

Salem-South Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
SAKTHIVEL A B AIADMK Won
101696
GUNASEKARAN M DMK 71243
KUMAR K PMK 6325
ANNADURAI N BJP 4686
None of the Above NOTA 4121
JAYACHANDRAN G VCK 3983
PREMA B Naam Tamilar Katchi 1788
RAJA S IND 820
JAYARAJ S IND 549
ELANGO R C KMDK 470
SOLARAJAN M BSP 469
KUMARESAN S IND 372
JANAKIRAMAN J IND 328
RAJENDRAN L IND 242
MADHESWARAN B IND 198
PATMAVATHI S IND 140
SHANMUGAM K IND 138
RAMESH KUMAR N Nationalist Congress Party 125
LOGANATHAN A P IND 104
MAHALINGAM N United Communist Party of India 92

Electoral History and Background

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.

Salem (South) Assembly Election Videos 2016