22. Salmara South (Salmara Dakshin) (শালমৰা দক্ষিণ), is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha seat in Lower Assam region and South Salmara Mankachar district of Assam. It shares a border with Bangladesh. Salmara South is part of 4. Dhubri Lok Sabha/Parliamentary constituency. This seat can be categoried as: a Rural constituency.
Of the 822 constituencies that went to the polls 302 constituencies, including this, have a record of over 80% turnout in the last three consecutive Assembly elections. Of these 302 high-turnout seats 36 are in Assam, 6 in Kerala, 38 in Tamil Nadu, 203 in West Bengal and 19 in Puducherry.
This General Assembly constituency has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of %. The estimated literacy level of the district in which this constituency falls in is 51.76%.
In the 2021 elections, there were a total of 1,89,209 eligible electors, of which 97,114 were male, 92,090 female and 5 registered voters were of the third gender.
The electorate gender ratio in Salmara South in 2021 is 948.
In the 2016 polls, there were a total of 1,57,528 eligible electors, of which 81,609 were male, 75,919 female and voters of the third gender.
In the 2011 Assam Assembly elections, there were a total of 1,41,915 eligible electors, of which 72,919 were male, 68,996 female and voters of the third gender.
The number of service voters in Salmara South in 2016 was 3. In 2011, there were 3.
Past winners/MLAs: In the 2016 Assam Assembly elections, Wazed Ali Choudhury of INC won in this seat by defeating Badruddin Ajmal of AIUDF by a margin of 16,723 votes which was 11.37% of the total votes polled in the constituency. INC had a vote share of 54.43% in 2016 in the seat.
In 2011, Abdur Rahman Ajmal of AIUDF won in this seat defeating Wazed Ali Choudhury of INC by a margin of 3,756 votes which was 3.05% of the total votes polled in the constituency. AIUDF had a vote share of 50.55% in 2011 in the seat.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, AIUDF got the most votes in 22. Salmara South Assembly segment of Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency. AIUDF won the Dhubri Parliament seat.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, AIUDF got the most votes this Assembly segment and AIUDF won the Dhubri Parliament seat.
Number of contestants: A total of 9 candidates contested in the 2021 elections. In 2016 there were 5 contestants and there were 4 candidates fighting for this seat in the 2011 Assembly polls.
Candidates 2021: The candidates contesting in the 2021 Assam Assembly elections from Salmara South are: Asadul Islam (BJP), Wazed Ali Choudhury (INC), Jenat Mollah (NCP), Abdus Sobur Miah (SUCIC), Taleb Ali (JDU), Nural Islam (RUC), Nozrul Islam (IND), Nurul Islam Mollah (IND), Fozlul Hoque Choudhury (IND)
Voter turnout: In the 2021 Assam Assembly elections, the voter turnout was calculated at 92.6%. In 2016, this seat registered a turnout of 93.41%, while it was 86.97% in 2011.
Poll dates: The seat went to the polls in Phase 3 of the Assam Assembly elections 2021 on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Counting of votes are being held on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Number of polling stations: In the 2021 elections there were a total of polling stations in 22. Salmara South constituency. The corresponding figure in the 2016 elections was 204. In 2011 there were 204 polling stations.
Extent: 22. Salmara South constituency comprises of the following areas of South Salmara Mankachar district of Assam: South Salmara thana [excluding the villages specified in items (5) and (6) of the Appendix] in Dhubri sub-division.. It shares an inter-state border with South Salmara Mankachar.
The total area covered by Salmara South is 564 square kilometres.
Map location:The geographic coordinates of Salmara South is: 25°56'24.7"N 90°00'16.9"E.
Refer to the live updating results tables on this page for the latest Salmara South results.