The Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu were contested by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam, Makkal Needhi Maiam (all of whom are part of the Secular Progressive Alliance, National Democratic Alliance , Makkalin Mudhal Kootani) and other parties.

On April 6, 2021, the ballot in 234 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu recorded a turnout of 71.79%.

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After a power outage for 10 years, the DMK hopes to be back in the saddle in TN. Meanwhile, there is a search for new alignments in both states. The fragmentation of Dravidian politics, following the deaths of Jayalalithaa from AIADMK and Mr. Karunanidhi from DMK, has opened up possibilities. Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan and Tamil filmmaker and nationalist Seeman also get a feel for their chances as they scramble for space in the changed storyline. While the BJP is far from gaining a foothold in either state, its impending influence is evident in the resonance of religious appeals in the public sphere.

In Tamil Nadu, all exit polls point to a direction: a categorical return of the DMK bringing Deputy Stalin, Karunanidhi’s heir to the seat of the chief minister. Read more

“Do not bother”

On Friday, DMK Chairman MP Stalin called on supporters and cadres of alliance parties not to hurry near counting centers to celebrate the victory when the results of the assembly elections are released on Sunday. .

In TN, the DMK has sought a facelift as a non-antithetical party to customs and traditions. In the rivalry between the Dravidian camps of TN, Congress was swing power. We have to see if he retains this role. Read the editorial

In assembly elections, 5,68,580 more women voted than men in 2021, the largest increase in the history of Tamil Nadu assembly elections, according to figures released by the Chief Electoral Officer. Out of a total of 4,57,76,311 people who voted, 2,31,71,736 were women, 2,26,03,156 were men and 1,419 were others. Read more

Data

Take a look at our graph showing the turnout (in%) in the last 10 elections in Tamil Nadu, colored according to the winning coalition. Read more

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A video on the first Assembly election in Tamil Nadu during a pandemic

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