S. Semmalai is an Indian politician active in Tamil Nadu. He is the incumbent member of the state legislative assembly (MLA) from Mettur constituency. He has been elected four times to the Tamil Nadu state assembly and once to the national parliament of India (2009–14).
|Member of Tamil Nadu legislative assembly|
|Assumed office |
|Constituency||Mettur (state assembly constituency)|
|Member of Parliament Salem (Lok Sabha constituency)|
25 June 2009 – 25 June 2014
|Minister of Health and Education ( Government of Tamilnadu)|
Semmalai has won four elections in his career spanning from 1980 to the present.
- In 1980, he won his first ever election. Semmalai was elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly from Taramangalam constituency as an Independent candidate in the 1980 election. He won as an independent candidate, that is, not belonging to any political party, and this is a rare achievement.
- He later joined the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and was elected to the state assembly on a ticket of that party from the same Taramangalam constituency in the 1984 election.
- His career from 1989 to 2001 is not properly known.
- In 2001, he was elected from Omalur constituency as an Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate in the 2001 Tamil Nadu state assembly election.
- In 2009, he was elected a member of parliament (the 15th Lok Sabha, 2009–14) from the Salem Constituency on an Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ticket.
- In 2016, he was elected from Mettur constituency as an Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate in the 2016 Tamil Nadu state assembly election.
- 1980 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
- 1984 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
- 2001 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
- "Statistical Reports of Lok Sabha Elections" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
- 2016 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India