Salem (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Salem
Salem lok sabha constituency.png
Salem constituency, post-2008 delimitation
Existence 1952-present
Current MP V. Pannerselvam
Party AIADMK
Elected Year 2014 Election
State Tamil Nadu
Total Electors 1,171,839[1]
Most Successful Party Indian National Congress (7 times)
Assembly Constituencies 84. Omalur
86. Edappadi
88. Salem (West)
89. Salem (North)
90. Salem (South)
91. Veerapandi

Salem is a parliamentary (Lok Sabha) constituency in Tamil Nadu, India.

Assembly segments[edit]

Salem Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:[2]

  1. Omalur
  2. Salem North
  3. Salem South
  4. Salem West
  5. Veerapandi
  6. Edappadi

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 INC    DMK    AIADMK    TMC    Independent  

Lok Sabha Duration Name of M.P. Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 S. V. Ramaswamy Indian National Congress
Second 1957-62 S. V. Ramaswamy Indian National Congress
Third 1962-67 S. V. Ramaswamy Indian National Congress
Fourth 1967-71 K. Rajaram Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Fifth 1971-77 E. R. Krishnan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixth 1977-80 P. Kannan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Seventh 1980-84 C. Palaniappan Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Eighth 1984-89 Rangarajan Kumaramangalam Indian National Congress
Ninth 1989-91 Rangarajan Kumaramangalam Indian National Congress
Tenth 1991-96 Rangarajan Kumaramangalam Indian National Congress
Eleventh 1996-98 R. Devadass Tamil Maanila Congress
Twelfth 1998-99 Vazhappady Koothappadayachi Ramamurthy Independent
Thirteenth 1999-04 T. M. Selvaganapathi All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Fourteenth 2004-09 K. V. Thangkabalu Indian National Congress
Fifteenth 2009-14 S. Semmalai All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Sixteenth 2014- V. Pannerselvam All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

Election results[edit]

2014 results[edit]

General Election, 2014: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK V. Pannerselvam 556,546 48.36 +5.88
DMK S.Umarani 288,936 25.11 +4.73
DMDK L.K.Sudhish 201,265 17.49 +4.05
INC Rangarajan Mohan Kumaramangalam 46,477 4.04 -33.25
Independent N.Chinnusamy 5,374 0.47 n/a
AAP E.Satheesh Kumar 5,198 0.45 -
Independent K.Govindaraju 3,261 0.28 n/a
Independent M.Senthil Kumar 2,903 0.25 n/a
Independent S.Sakthivel 2,581 0.22 n/a
Independent S.Sakthivel 2,581 0.22 n/a
Independent A.Raja 2,203 0.19 n/a
Independent R.Kuppayee 1,701 0.15 n/a
style="background-color: Template:MMKA/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[MMKA|Template:MMKA/meta/shortname]] G.Shanmugam 1,623 0.14 n/a
BSP T.Vinayagamoorthi 1,617 0.14 -0.40
Independent S.Umarani 1,232 0.11 n/a
Independent A.Rajakannu 1,151 0.10 n/a
Independent K.Thiagarajan 777 0.07 n/a
Independent M.Arumugam 731 0.06 n/a
RPI(A) R.Venkatesan 623 0.05 -
Independent N.Panneerselvam 574 0.05 n/a
Independent M.Ahamed Shahjahan 529 0.05 n/a
Independent I.Abdul Wahid 526 0.05 n/a
Independent R.Prakasam 484 0.04 n/a
style="background-color: Template:Travancore Tamil Nadu Congress/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Travancore Tamil Nadu Congress|Template:Travancore Tamil Nadu Congress/meta/shortname]] A.Mass Ganesh 474 0.04 n/a
Independent G.Nandakumar 357 0.03 n/a
NOTA None of the above 20,601 1.79 -
Majority 267,610 23.25 -18.06
Turnout 1,150,296 76.78 +0.36
AIADMK gain from {{{loser}}} Swing +5.88


2009 results[edit]

General Election, 2009: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK S. Semmalai 380,460 42.48 +6.22
INC K. V. Thangkabalu 333,969 37.29 -22.64
DMDK Alagaapuram R.Mohanraj 120,325 13.44 -
Independent C.Selladurai 23,056 2.57 n/a
BSP R.Balasubramani 4,858 0.54 +0.28
Independent K.Nandagopal 4,451 0.50 n/a
Independent Po.Nallathambi 4,441 0.50 n/a
style="background-color: Template:Kongu Nadu Munnetra Kazhagam/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Kongu Nadu Munnetra Kazhagam|Template:Kongu Nadu Munnetra Kazhagam/meta/shortname]] M.Ashok Samraj 3,642 0.41 n/a
Independent N.B.Dhamodharan 3,111 0.35 n/a
Independent T.Periyasamy 3,010 0.34 n/a
style="background-color: Template:Akila India Vallalar Peravai/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Akila India Vallalar Peravai|Template:Akila India Vallalar Peravai/meta/shortname]] M.Annadurai 2,041 0.23 n/a
Independent M.A.Shah Jahan 1,832 0.20 -0.94
Pyramid Party of India A.Andhraprakash 1,713 0.19 n/a
Independent N.Chinnan 1,297 0.14 n/a
Independent C.Kowsalya 1,059 0.12 n/a
Independent P.Muthusamy 1,026 0.11 n/a
Independent C.D.Jayavenugopal 949 0.11 n/a
Independent K.S.Govanam Thangavel 854 0.10 n/a
Independent M.Krishnan 775 0.09 n/a
Trinamool Congress M.A.S.S.Ganesh 755 0.08 n/a
Independent G.Chandrasekaran 658 0.07 n/a
Independent V.Maheswaran 658 0.07 n/a
Independent A.Muniyappan 614 0.07 n/a
Majority 46,491 5.19 -18.48
Turnout 895,554 76.42 +17.17
AIADMK gain from INC Swing +6.22


2004 results[edit]

General Election, 2004: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC K. V. Thangkabalu 444,591 59.93 +52.64
AIADMK A.Rajasekaran 268,964 36.26 -12.63
Independent M.A.Shah Jahan 8,466 1.14 n/a
Independent C.D.Jaya Venugopal 4,346 0.58 n/a
ABHM N.Balakrishnan 4,101 0.55 n/a
Janata Party R.Rajavel 3,916 0.52 n/a
Independent M.Rajavel 1,334 0.18 n/a
Independent Dr. A.K.Asraf Ali 920 0.12 n/a
Independent A.Baskar 829 0.11 n/a
Independent P.Rathinam 747 0.10 n/a
Independent J.Basheer 690 0.09 n/a
Independent K.A.Gopal 673 0.09 n/a
Independent G.A.Kannan 660 0.09 n/a
Independent K.Selvam 611 0.08 n/a
Independent M.Syed Mohammed 589 0.08 n/a
Majority 175,627 23.67 +20.2
Turnout 741,437 59.25 +0.08
INC gain from AIADMK Swing +52.64

1999 results[edit]

General Election, 1999: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK T.M.Selvaganapathi 363,689 49.73 -4.59
style="background-color: Template:Tamizhaga Rajiv Congress/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Tamizhaga Rajiv Congress|Template:Tamizhaga Rajiv Congress/meta/shortname]] K.Ramamurthy 338,278 46.26 N/A
TMC R.Devadass 19,604 2.68 -32.17
Independent P.M.Selvakumaran 2,678 0.37 N/A
style="background-color: Template:Tamil Nadu Peasants & Workers Party/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Tamil Nadu Peasants & Workers Party|Template:Tamil Nadu Peasants & Workers Party/meta/shortname]] M.Arjunan 1,631 0.22 N/A
Independent R.Sadhasivam 946 0.13 N/A
Independent A.Ashokan 672 0.09 N/A
style="background-color: Template:Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenninist) (Liberation)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenninist) (Liberation)|Template:Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenninist) (Liberation)/meta/shortname]] A.Chandramohan 652 0.09 N/A
Independent P.Sampath Kumar 462 0.06 N/A
Independent B.L.Murugan 434 0.06 N/A
Independent K.Kannan 395 0.05 N/A
style="background-color: Template:Christian Mannetra Kazhagam/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Christian Mannetra Kazhagam|Template:Christian Mannetra Kazhagam/meta/shortname]] C.Ramamoorthi 385 0.05 N/A
style="background-color: Template:Bharatha Makkal Congress/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Bharatha Makkal Congress|Template:Bharatha Makkal Congress/meta/shortname]] K.Arivumani 384 0.05 N/A
style="background-color: Template:Ajeya Bharat Party/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Ajeya Bharat Party|Template:Ajeya Bharat Party/meta/shortname]] S.Kesavarajan 248 0.03 -0.29
Independent T.Periyasamy 235 0.03 N/A
Independent D.M.Mohammad Nazeerudeen 129 0.02 N/A
Independent R.Manickam 123 0.02 N/A
Independent P.Chinathambi 107 0.01 N/A
style="background-color: Template:Tharasu Makkal Mandram/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Tharasu Makkal Mandram|Template:Tharasu Makkal Mandram/meta/shortname]] M.A.K.Manimeghalan 105 0.01 -0.16
Independent R.Srinivasan 81 0.01 N/A
Independent S.K.Rajendran 39 0.01 N/A
Majority 25,411 3.47 -17.15
Turnout 743,934 59.17 +1.47
AIADMK gain from Tamizhaga Rajiv Congress Swing -4.59


1998 results[edit]

General Election, 1998: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent K.Ramamurthy 365,557 55.47 -
TMC R.Devadass 229,677 34.85 -12.22
INC K.V.Thangkabalu 48,027 7.29 -21.73
Independent P.Sampathkumar 10,311 1.56 -
style="background-color: Template:Ajeya Bharat Party/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Ajeya Bharat Party|Template:Ajeya Bharat Party/meta/shortname]] S.Kesavarajan 2,091 0.32 -
BSP A.G.Padmanabhan 1,710 0.26 -
Independent P.Marimuthu 550 0.08 -
Independent K.Palanisamy 495 0.08 -
Independent C.Singaravelu 405 0.06 -
Independent T.Periasamy 150 0.02 -
Majority 135,880 20.62 +2.57
Turnout 679,778 57.70 -7.66
Independent gain from TMC Swing +55.47


1996 results[edit]

General Election, 1996: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
TMC R.Devadass 315,277 47.07 N/A
INC K.V.Thangkabalu 194,392 29.02 -38.01
IC(T) P.Rangarajan Kumaramangalam 120,345 17.97 N/A
BJP N.Rajamani 9,538 1.42 +0.12
MDMK B.Mohanraj 6,245 0.93 N/A
Independent A.C.Murugesan 4,927 0.74 -
Independent S.Eswaran 1,944 0.29 -
RPI A.Madeswaran 1,218 0.18 -
Independent V.Chinnasamy 1,172 0.17 -
Independent C.Manickam 1,164 0.17 -
Independent A.Rajendran 1,063 0.16 -
Independent M.Balavenkatesh 1,009 0.15 -
Independent Bala.Nagamanickam 988 0.15 -
Independent S.Sait Musthafa 911 0.14 -
Independent A.Mahabook Shariff 897 0.13 -
Independent N.Krishnamoorthy 784 0.12 -
Independent K.Ganesan 784 0.12 -
Independent V.Ram Mohan 755 0.11 -
Independent P.M.Selvakumaran 698 0.10 -
Independent P.Sampath Kumar 644 0.10 -
Independent S.B.Meganathan 571 0.09 -
Independent K.Palanisamy 540 0.08 -
Independent M.Kandasami 466 0.07 -
Independent B.Ramamoorthy 456 0.07 -
Independent N.Krishnamoorthy 417 0.06 -
Independent S.T.Sivagnanam 406 0.06 -
Independent P.Mayan 399 0.06 -
Independent K.Annamalai 397 0.06 -
Independent K.M.Padmanapan 396 0.06 -
Independent N.Chakkarapani 318 0.05 -
Independent S.Annamalai 245 0.04 -
Independent Vedanayagam Rama 188 0.03 -
Independent S.Venkatachalam 183 0.03 -
Independent Velliangiri K.S Veerapandi 80 0.01 -
Majority 120,885 18.05 -28.59
Turnout 706,406 65.36 +4.25
TMC gain from INC Swing +47.07



1991 results[edit]

General Election, 1991: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Rangarajan Kumaramangalam 406,042 67.03 +6.18
DMK K.P.Arthanarisamy 123,474 20.38 -3.78
PMK K.Arjunan 56,775 9.37 -3.63
BJP K.S.Ramanathan 7,867 1.30 N/A
Janata Party V.S.Paramasivam 2,675 0.44 -23.34
Independent Anbalali Selvi V. (W) 1,719 0.28 -
Independent S.Sekar 1,140 0.19 -
style="background-color: Template:Tharasu Makkal Mandram/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Tharasu Makkal Mandram|Template:Tharasu Makkal Mandram/meta/shortname]] Bharathi alias Bharathiraja A. 1,037 0.17 0
Independent T.Ramchandran 983 0.16 -
Independent S.Selladurai 953 0.16 -
Independent M.Kandasamy 574 0.09 -
Independent S.T.Sivagnanam 474 0.08 -
Independent N.Chakkarapani 458 0.08 -
Independent K.Thiruganana-Sambantham 413 0.07 -
Independent Velliangiri 365 0.06 -
Independent P.P.Chandrasekar 311 0.05 -
Independent P.Sivaprakasam 272 0.04 -
Independent D.Siva Kumar 217 0.04 -
Majority 282,568 46.64 +9.95
Turnout 629,493 61.11 -3.67
INC gain from {{{loser}}} Swing +6.18



1989 results[edit]

General Election, 1989: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Rangarajan Kumaramangalam 400,936 60.85 -8.36
DMK M.Karthikeyan 159,166 24.16 -26.69
PMK K.Sadasivam 85,628 13.00 -
style="background-color: Template:Tamiliar Kazhagam/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Tamiliar Kazhagam|Template:Tamiliar Kazhagam/meta/shortname]] A.Balasumbramaniam 5,721 0.87 -
Independent N.Krishnamurthy 1,186 0.18 -
Independent K.Perumal 1,137 0.17 -
style="background-color: Template:Tharasu Makkal Mandaram/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Tharasu Makkal Mandaram|Template:Tharasu Makkal Mandaram/meta/shortname]] P.Pachamuthu 1,088 0.17 -
Independent I.Ramachadran 857 0.13 -
Independent M.D.Sugabnan 576 0.09 -
Independent M.Kandasamy 403 0.06 -
Independent M.Palanisamy 371 0.06 -
Independent S.Sekar 355 0.05 -
Independent R.Radhakrishnan 334 0.05 -
Independent S.T.Sivagnanam 315 0.05 -
Independent K.S.Villingiri 279 0.04 -
Independent V.Ashok Kumar 278 0.04 -
Independent P.Chandrasekar 255 0.04 -
Majority 241,770 36.69 -8.74
Turnout 668,594 64.78 -6.69
INC gain from {{{loser}}} Swing -8.36




1984 results[edit]

General Election, 1984: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Rangarajan Kumaramangalam 359,819 69.21 +28.66
Janata Party M.A.Kandasamy 123,644 23.78 N/A
Independent T.Sambalingam 6,808 1.31 +0.59
Independent O.K.Ekambaram 6,218 1.20 -
Independent P.Raju 5,785 1.11 -
Independent A.M.Vachravel 3,445 0.66 -
Independent M.Sengottuvelu 3,430 0.66 -
Independent G.Selvaraj 2,752 0.53 -
Independent R.Thangaraju 2,660 0.51 -
Independent G.Mani 2,276 0.44 -
Independent S.Ariyaputhran 1,677 0.32 -
Independent P.Thulsi Ramachari 1,349 0.26 -
Majority 236,175 45.43 +39.73
Turnout 548,043 71.47 +3.4
INC gain from Janata Party Swing +28.66


1980 results[edit]

General Election, 1980: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK C.Palaniappan 233,971 50.85 +10.53
AIADMK P.Kannan 207,713 45.14 -12.96
style="background-color:
  1. 0EF4E1; width: 5px;" |
INC(U) M.Gandhinathan 5381 1.17 -
Independent T.Sambalingam 3,327 0.72 -
Independent P.N.Balasubramaniam 3,007 0.65 -
Independent M.Ramaswami 1864 0.41 -
Independent Vasanthi Muthu 1,442 0.31 -
Independent B.Vadivelu 1,092 0.24 -
Independent C.N.Kangani 953 0.21 -
Independent P. Kandasamy 918 0.20 -
Independent S.C.Thambi (Sakkari Gounder ) 440 0.10 -
Majority 26,258 5.70 -7.57
Turnout 470,633 68.07 +3.11
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing +10.53

1977 results[edit]

General Election, 1977: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK P.Kannan 254,138 58.71 N/A
DMK K.Rajaram 174,534 40.32 -15.55
Independent B.T.Ramalingam 1296 0.30 n/a
Independent N.Adhinarayanan 1103 0.30 n/a
Independent T.Ponnusamy 1059 0.24 n/a
Independent K.Asaithambi 1296 0.30 n/a
Majority 54,796 13.27 +9.35
Turnout 440,410 64.96 -10.65
AIADMK gain from DMK Swing

1971 results[edit]

General Election, 1971: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK E.R. Krishnan 230,736 55.87 -1.2
NCO M. P. Subramanyam 175,940 42.60 n/a
style="background-color: Template:Bharatiya Jana Sang/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Bharatiya Jana Sang|Template:Bharatiya Jana Sang/meta/shortname]] K. N. Lakshmanan 3944 0.96 -1.42
Independent T. V. Anganna Chettiar 2339 0.57% n/a
Majority 54,796 13.27 +9.35
Turnout 422,782 70.87 -4.74
DMK gain from {{{loser}}} Swing -1.2

1967 results[edit]

General Election, 1967: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK K. Rajaram 219,380 57.07 +11.65
INC R. Ramakrishnan 155,871 40.55 -8.79
style="background-color: Template:Bharatiya Jana Sang/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Bharatiya Jana Sang|Template:Bharatiya Jana Sang/meta/shortname]] R. S. Rao 9,168 2.38 n/a
Majority 63,509 16.52 +12.6
Turnout 393,435 75.61 +5.99
DMK gain from INC Swing +11.65


1962 results[edit]

General Election, 1962: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC S. V. Ramaswamy 147,525 49.34 +2.74
DMK K. Rajagopal 135,787 45.42 -
Independent R. K. Periasamy 5,605 1.87 n/a
Independent T. S. Periasami 5,493 1.84 n/a
style="background-color: Template:Jan Sangh/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Jan Sangh|Template:Jan Sangh/meta/shortname]] J. Srinivasan 4,581 1.53 n/a
Majority 11,738 3.92 -26.25
Turnout 306,635 69.62 +24.6
INC gain from {{{loser}}} Swing


1957 results[edit]

General Election, 1957: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC S. V. Ramaswamy 85,342 47.18 +2.74
Independent S. K. Babie Kandasami 30,764 17.01 n/a
Independent A. Ganesasankaran 29,529 16.32 n/a
Independent B. V. Govindaraj 26,878 14.86 n/a
Independent Manicka Mudaliar 8,370 4.63 n/a
Majority 54,578 30.17 +24.84
Turnout 180,883 45.02 -10.6
INC gain from {{{loser}}} Swing +2.74

1952 results[edit]

General Election, 1952: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC S. V. Ramaswamy 90,570 44.44 n/a
Independent Konnu Rao Sahaib S. Durai Konnu Pillai 79,705 39.11 n/a
Majority 10,865 5.33 -
Turnout 203,792 55.62 -
INC gain from [[|N/A]] Swing


References[edit]

  1. ^ GE 2009 Statistical Report: Constituency Wise Detailed Result
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 

See also[edit]