Salem Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency Number: 15
Total Electors: 14,98,350 (2014 estimates)
Male Electors: 7,59,981
Female Electors: 7,38,369
Assembly Constituencies: Omalur, Salem North, Salem South, Salem West, Veerapandi, Edappadi
Delimited: Yes. In 2008.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In the 1999 elections, TM Selvaganapathi of the AIADMK won the seat. IN 2004, KV Thangkabalu of the Congress won the seat. Since 2009, the seat is being held by the AIADMK. V Panneerselvam defeated DMK’s S Umarani to win the seat in 2014.
Demography: Known for its tasty mangoes, booming textile industry and massive steel plant, Salem has a mix of Gounders and Vanniyars, who together are the dominant electorate in the constituency. Naidus, Thevars, Chettiars and Mudaliars are also found in sizeable numbers in the constituency.
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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 13:16:50 IST