Ex-minister K Pitchandi to be Tamil Nadu Assembly pro-tem speaker; will take oath of office on 10 May
Pitchandi, who represents the Kilpennathur assembly constituency in Tiruvannamalai district had served as DMK deputy whip in 2016
In the polls held for the 234-member Assembly, DMK swept past the majority mark to garner 133 seats, while Congress won in 18 constituencies
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The DMK chief will hold Home and other portfolios including PWD, general administration, All India Services, Special Programme Implementation and Welfare of Differently-abled Persons
DMK won 133 seats and along with allies, including Congress, garnered a total of 159 constituencies in the 234-member Assembly
The DMK top leader is expected to call on Governor Banwarilal Purohit and stake a claim to form the government in the southern state
Stalin is the son of former chief minister late M Karunanidhi. Stalin started his political career early and won for the first time from Thousand Light constituency in Chennai in 1989.
Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, Edappadi K Palaniswamy profile: AIADMK leader records hatrick win
Palaniswami polled 1,63,154 votes while his closest rival DMK's T Sampathkumar secured 69,352 votes
The AINRC has won ten seats, while the BJP has won six seats. In the UPA camp, the DMK won six constituencies, while the Congress won in two places
DMK urges EC to insist only on one dose of vaccine, withdraw order mandating PPE kits for counting agents
DMK's organisation secretary RS Bharathi said that wearing PE kits in the scorching heat for 14 to 16 hours was practically not possible for the counting agents
Udhayanidhi Stalin tweeted in praise of Dhanush's new film Karnan, but also pointed out a historical inaccuracy regarding the 1995 Kodiyankulam riots.
All major political parties in Tamil Nadu have promised complete ban on liquor in their manifestos. Firstpost visited liquor stores (operated by government owned TASMAC) around Chennai to talk to people about how feasible this promise is.
Chennai voters talk about different manifesto promises of AIADMK and DMK. They highlight the glaring gap between promises made by political parties and the ground reality.
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Yanam registered the highest polling percentage of 91.27 percent and the Mahe region recorded the lowest turnout at 73.53 percent. Polling was by and large peaceful
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While the polls were largely peaceful, sporadic, poll-related incidents were reported from a couple of places, reports said
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Assembly Election 2021 LIVE Updates: The Election Commission has said that the polling was conducted peacefully in all four states and one Union Territory.
Assembly Elections 2021: Sporadic violence marks voting in Kerala, Bengal; polling largely peaceful in TN, Assam, Puducherry
ECI said that elections remained largely peaceful in all states. However, media reports confirmed sporadic spurts of violence in West Bengal where some candidates of the ruling TMC were allegedly attacked by BJP cadres
Assembly Election 2021 voting percentage LIVE Updates: Phase 3 concludes with over 82% polling in Assam at 7 pm; Tamil Nadu sees 65.11% turnout
Assembly Election 2021 voting percentage LIVE Updates: At 7 pm, polling was 78.03 percent for Puducherry, 77.68 percent for phase three in West Bengal, and 69.94 percent in Kerala
Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: Full list of 234 constituencies going to polls in single phase today
The ruling AIADMK, steered by Chief Minister K Palaniswami, is keen to ensure continuation of ''Amma aatchi'' (Amma's rule) for an unprecedented third time
The election will decide whether the incumbent AIADMK will secure a third term or the DMK will return to power after a decade in opposition
Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, CV Shanmugam profile: AIADMK leader to contest from his bastion Villupuram
Shanmugam will be facing DMK's R Lakshmanan from the seat. Lakshmanan was also a former AIADMK Rajya Sabha member and recently joined the DMK