Sankari South legislative assembly election 2016 seat will witness a straight fight between DMK & AIADMK. Other parties that may influence the voters are BJP, BSP 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|
|SELVAKUMAR.K||Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar)||5633|
|None of the Above||NOTA||2934|
|JANAKI.V||Naam Tamilar Katchi||1521|
|MURTHY KAMARAJAR.M||Youth And Students Party||228|
Sankari assembly constituency is a Scheduled Caste reserved constituency. The constituency is in existence since 1957 election. It is in Salem district. The headquarters of the taluk is the town of Sankari
In 2011 assembly constituency P. Vijayalakshmi Palanisamy of AIADMK got 105502 votes and emerged as winner, while Veerapandi S.Arumugam of DMK got 70423 votes was declared runner up.
According to the 2011 census, Sankari had a population of 242,671 with 125,818 males and 116,853 females. There were 929 women for every 1000 men. The taluk had a literacy rate of 62.49. Sankagiri fort is the one of the tourist spot on this taluk.