Salem (West) Assembly Election 2016

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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.

Salem-West Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
VENKATACHALAM.G AIADMK Won
80755
PANNEER SELVAM.C. DMK 73508
ARUL.R PMK 29982
ALAGAAPURAM R. MOHANRAJ DMDK 8962
None of the Above NOTA 3107
RASA.A Naam Tamilar Katchi 1374
VENKATACHALAM.R KMDK 857
HARIHARAN.K.R IJK 554
PONGALI.K.S IND 490
JEEVANANTHAM.M IND 460
VENKATACHALAM.G IND 380
VEERAKUMAR.P IND 355
PANNEERSELVAM.N IND 318
RAJASHEGARAN. S.K.R IND 311
BALAMURUGAN.G Republican Party of India (A) 266
RAMACHANDRAN.P IND 219
SAKTHIVEL.J IND 175
ARIVAZHAGAN.P Valamaana Tamizhagam Katchi 172
SELVAKUMAR.D IND 139
CHITRA .S IND 94

Electoral History and Background

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.

Salem (West) Assembly Election Videos 2016