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Assembly polls 2016 : ADR survey shows over half the elected MLAs are crorepatis
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Assembly polls 2016 : ADR survey shows over half the elected MLAs are crorepatis

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.

Didi, Amma return; mummy and son suffer setback: Key takeaways from 2016 Assembly elections
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Didi, Amma return; mummy and son suffer setback: Key takeaways from 2016 Assembly elections

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.

Tamil Nadu Live: Jayalalithaa salutes people's mandate, says result put an end to family rule
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Tamil Nadu Live: Jayalalithaa salutes people's mandate, says result put an end to family rule

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.

Amma wave: Jaya proves exit polls wrong, set for consecutive term as Tamil Nadu CM
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Amma wave: Jaya proves exit polls wrong, set for consecutive term as Tamil Nadu CM

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.

'We lost because of the Congress': Who said what after Assembly election results
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'We lost because of the Congress': Who said what after Assembly election results

As votes were being counted on Thursday and results started trickling in, scores of congratulatory messages started trickling in from political parties and leaders.

Tamil Nadu polls: EC sets up team to look into Aravakurichi, Thanjavur malpractices
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Tamil Nadu polls: EC sets up team to look into Aravakurichi, Thanjavur malpractices

The Election Commission has set up a four-member team to look into alleged malpractices in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies

Freebies in Tamil Nadu: A unique way for netas to fulfil moral obligations
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Freebies in Tamil Nadu: A unique way for netas to fulfil moral obligations

In the run up to the 2006 Assembly elections, culture of freebies touched a new high when the DMK announced free colour televisions.

Stalin's mimicry to Vijayakanth's jibe: Here are the standout quotes from Tamil Nadu polls
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Stalin's mimicry to Vijayakanth's jibe: Here are the standout quotes from Tamil Nadu polls

Here are the quotable quotes of politicians during the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

Voter turnout in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry less than 2011 polls: EC
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Voter turnout in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry less than 2011 polls: EC

The percentage of voter turnout in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is likely to go up as the figures were not final.

Tamil Nadu polls: EC requested to extend time to vote in rain hit areas
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Tamil Nadu polls: EC requested to extend time to vote in rain hit areas

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.

Tamil Nadu Elections 2016: Why Jayalalithaa’s freebies are not so bad
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Tamil Nadu Elections 2016: Why Jayalalithaa’s freebies are not so bad

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.

Freebies belong in the past: Leaders should focus on honest governance instead of buying votes
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Freebies belong in the past: Leaders should focus on honest governance instead of buying votes

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.

'DMK govt will be formed': Confident Chidambaram weighs in on Tamil Nadu polls
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'DMK govt will be formed': Confident Chidambaram weighs in on Tamil Nadu polls

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram exuded confidence that the DMK-Congress alliance will form the next government in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu polls: Rajinikanth urges people to vote, evades query on money row
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Tamil Nadu polls: Rajinikanth urges people to vote, evades query on money row

South Indian superstar Rajinikanth on Mondya urged people to vote, saying it is the duty of all citizens to exercise their franchise.

Puducherry polls: AINRC failed to implement NDA's measures, says Amit Shah
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Puducherry polls: AINRC failed to implement NDA's measures, says Amit Shah

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 polls: Amid clamour for prohibition, issues like corruption take a backseat
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Tamil Nadu polls: Amid clamour for prohibition, issues like corruption take a backseat

Tamil Nadu has been listed as one of the most corrupt states in India by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) survey.

Artists, dance troupes make hay in Tamil Nadu poll gambol
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Artists, dance troupes make hay in Tamil Nadu poll gambol

With little work throughout the year artists and dance troupes in Tamil Nadu make steady money mainly during the elections

Tamil Nadu polls: Jayalalithaa's assets rose by over Rs 62 crore in 5 years, says ADR survey
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Tamil Nadu polls: Jayalalithaa's assets rose by over Rs 62 crore in 5 years, says ADR survey

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.

Tamil Nadu 2016: This may be Amma’s chance to break the re-election jinx
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Tamil Nadu 2016: This may be Amma’s chance to break the re-election jinx

Will Jayalalithaa score a hat-trick of electoral victories in Tamil Nadu and buck the trend to win her second consecutive term in office?