Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: DMK emerges as largest party with 37.65% vote share; 33.27% for AIADMK

On Sunday, the DMK won a convincing victory while the AIADMK managed to emerge as a formidable Opposition

FP Staff May 03, 2021 09:11:34 IST
Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: DMK emerges as largest party with 37.65% vote share; 33.27% for AIADMK

File image of K Palaniswamy and Stalin. News18 Tamil

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which emerged victorious in the Tamil Nadu Assembly election, has garnered a vote share of 37.65 percent, as per the figures today morning (Monday, 3 May).

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) emerged as the second-largest party in terms of vote share, winning 33.27 percent of the votes. While the Congress won 4.28 percent of the popular vote, the BJP won 2.60 percent vote share, as on Monday morning.

The final poll figures have not yet been uploaded on the official Election Commission website.

On Sunday, the DMK won a convincing victory while the AIADMK managed to emerge as a formidable Opposition, overcoming the burden of ten year anti-incumbency to an extent.

MK Stalin, the 68-year-old DMK president, is all set to become the chief minister for the first time. During his party's previous tenure, he has been the Deputy Chief Minister and Local Administration Minister as well.

As counting of votes polled in the 6 April TN Assembly election progressed on Sunday, it became amply clear that the DMK was dislodging the AIADMK from the seat of power.

As per the latest figures, the DMK is ahead in a total of 133 seats while the AIADMK is ahead in 66 seats.

Pollsters had predicted anywhere between 160 and 190 seats for the DMK alliance and from 38 to 68 constituencies for the AIADMK. Stalin, in his poll rallies, had expressed confidence that his party-led front would emerge victorious in all the 234 segments.

In 2006 Assembly polls, when the AIADMK lost, it had managed to bag only 61 seats and the DMK won 96 seats and its key ally Congress 34.

In 2016, AIADMK won 136 seats and DMK and its ally Congress won 89 and eight seats.

With inputs from PTI

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