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Salem is one of the 39 Lok Sabha constituencies of Tamil Nadu.
According to the census, the total population of Salem is 19,54,050, among which 14.21% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 0.74% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 63.74% of voters live in urban areas while 36.26% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 15,92,487 voters in the constituency. Among which, 8,00,320 are male voters and 7,92,090 are female voters.
In the previous elections, AIADMK's sitting MP Pannerselvam V defeated DMK's Umarani S by a huge margin of 267,610 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 77%.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, SUBBARAYAN, K. of Communist Party of India defeated All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's ANANDAN, M.S.M. by a margin of 93,368. After a close shave, SUBBARAYAN, K. will now govern Salem for the next five years.
Bahujan Samaj Party fielded Sadaiyan M while Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam placed its bet on Parthiban SR for this Lok Sabha seat.