At least 428 MLAs or nearly half of all the winners in recently concluded assembly elections — in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, West Bengal and Puducherry — are crorepatis.
The final results for the election in four states and one Union Territory are yet to be announced but the outcome is pretty clear to by now and it was a helluva roller-coaster.
It is a matter of a few hours now. And depending on which way the wind blows today, it could either be Jayalalithaa retaining power or M Karunanidhi taking over the reins in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa is all set to retain power. This is the first time in 32 years that an incumbent CM has returned to power.
As votes were being counted on Thursday and results started trickling in, scores of congratulatory messages started trickling in from political parties and leaders.
The Election Commission has set up a four-member team to look into alleged malpractices in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies
In the run up to the 2006 Assembly elections, culture of freebies touched a new high when the DMK announced free colour televisions.
Here are the quotable quotes of politicians during the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.
The percentage of voter turnout in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is likely to go up as the figures were not final.
Election authorities in Tamil Nadu have made a recommendation to the Election Commission to extend time to vote in rain hit regions of Tamil Nadu following representations from AIADMK, DMK and Congress.
In a political environment where votes can be purchased through freebies, a system that allows for proper accounting is better than a system that blurs accounting and accountability.
The post-poll freebies, which are the promises made in the election manifestos, are the second level of lure, as has been the case in Tamil Nadu.
Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram exuded confidence that the DMK-Congress alliance will form the next government in Tamil Nadu
South Indian superstar Rajinikanth on Mondya urged people to vote, saying it is the duty of all citizens to exercise their franchise.
BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday charged the AINRC government with having failed to bring in several welfare measures the NDA government had evolved
Tamil Nadu has been listed as one of the most corrupt states in India by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) survey.
With little work throughout the year artists and dance troupes in Tamil Nadu make steady money mainly during the elections
The average asset of 89 re-contesting MLAs in Tamil Nadu has doubled by Rs 4.27 crore between 2011 and 2016, says a survey by the ADR.
Will Jayalalithaa score a hat-trick of electoral victories in Tamil Nadu and buck the trend to win her second consecutive term in office?