Salem North (State Assembly Constituency)

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Salem North
Constituency
for the Vidhan Sabha
District Salem
State Tamil Nadu
Current constituency
Created 2008
Party DMK
MLA R.Rajendran

Salem North is one of the 234 assembly constituencies in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. It was created in 2008 when the previous constituencies Salem I and Salem II, were redrawn as Salem North, Salem South and Salem West.[1]

A part of Salem (Lok Sabha constituency), Salem North was one of the 17 assembly constituencies to have VVPAT facility with EVMs in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, 2016.[2][3]

Salem North consists of:

  1. Salem Municipal Corporation Wards - No.6 to 16 and 26 to 36
  2. Kannankurichi (Town Panchayat)

Members of Legislative Assembly[edit]

Key

 DMDK    DMK  

Election Member Party
2011 R. Mohan Raj Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam
2016 R.Rajendran Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam


Election results[edit]

2016 results[edit]

Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, 2016: Salem North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK R.Rajendran 86,583 45.13 n/a
AIADMK K.R.S.Saravanan 76,710 39.99 n/a
PMK Kathir. Raasaratinam 7,975 4.16 n/a
BJP R.P.Gopinath 5,922 3.08 +0.55
TMC R.Devadass 4,157 2.16 n/a
Naam Tamilar Katchi R.Kovendhan 1,954 1.02 n/a
Independent P.Natesan 1,466 0.76 n/a
SDPI A.Amjath Basha 471 0.25 n/a
NCP M.Saravanan 431 0.22 n/a
Independent K.Govindaraj 401 0.21 n/a
Independent R.K.Subramani 344 0.18 n/a
Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi C.Senkottuvel 339 0.17 n/a
Independent R.Aravinth 249 0.13 n/a
RPI(A) B.Latha 182 0.1 n/a
RPI S.Ponnuthambi 131 0.07 -0.42
BSP V.Ponnusamy 99 0.05 -0.28
Youth And Students Party M.Sabbapathi 81 0.04 n/a
Independent M.A.Krishnasamy 78 0.04 n/a
Independent T.Suresh 67 0.03 n/a
Independent P.Velayudham 57 0.03 n/a
Independent K.Palanivel 53 0.03 n/a
Independent G.Prabhu 31 0.01 n/a
Independent P.Ramachandran 30 0.01 n/a
NOTA None of the Above 4,009 2.09 n/a
Majority 9,873 5.14 n/a
Turnout 191,820 71.06 -3.42
Registered electors
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing n/a

2011 results[edit]

Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election 2011: Salem North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMDK R. Mohan Raj 88,956 54.46 -
INC G.Jayaprakash 59,591 36.48 -
Ulzaipali Makkal Katchy C.Chinnusamy 4,517 2.77 -
BJP D.Mohan 4,133 2.53 -
Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi V.Venkatesan 1,965 1.20 -
RPI G.Kambar 804 0.49 -
Independent M.A.Shahjahan 579 0.35 -
BSP K.R.Rameshbabu 541 0.33 -
Independent A.Raja 429 0.26 -
Independent D.Mohan 403 0.25 -
Independent V.Yuvaraja 392 0.24 -
Independent K.R.Chinnapaiyan 265 0.16 -
Independent A.Mohamed Iliyas 218 0.13 -
Independent P.Muthusamy 206 0.13 -
Independent T.N.Kannan 194 0.12 -
Independent C.Chakravarthy 163 0.10 -
Majority 29,365 17.98 n/a
Turnout 163,459 74.48 -
Registered electors 219,327
DMDK win (new seat)

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