Salem West legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP, APM and IJK.
In the last assembly elections in 2011, this assembly segment had given the AIADMK a good lead. The current MLA of the constituency is G. Venkatachalam from AIADMK. 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|
|ALAGAAPURAM R. MOHANRAJ||DMDK||8962|
|None of the Above||NOTA||3107|
|RASA.A||Naam Tamilar Katchi||1374|
|BALAMURUGAN.G||Republican Party of India (A)||266|
|ARIVAZHAGAN.P||Valamaana Tamizhagam Katchi||172|
Salem West is a newly formed state assembly constituency after the constituency delimitations 2008. It’s part of Salem Lok Sabha constituency. In 2011 Assembly election G. Venkatachalam of AIADMK won from Salem West. He polled 95935 while R. Rajendran of DMK polled 68274 votes.