TN Assembly Results: The Action Begins
New Indian Express
I’ll post updates as and when possible.
Update: It is now clear that the DMK will now form a coalition government with the support of its allies. The interesting feature in these elections is the slender victory margins of both the DMK and the ADMK. One just feels that the entry of Vijayakanth’s DMDK might have just caused the difference. Another thing to note is the impressive performance by ADMK in Chennai. ADMK has managed to bag 7 seats in the city. Even some of DMK’s victories in Chennai are none too convincing. In Thousand Lights, M K Stalin has won by a margin of 2400 votes and in Harbour, K Anbazhagan won by a margin of just 400 votes.
The election commission’s website has comprehensive information about the various constituencies.
Mylapore: S Ve Shekher (ADMK) – 62,784 , Napoleon (DMK) – 61,127 , Santhanagopal Vasudev (Lok Paritran) – 9,436 , Rajan (DMDK) – 7,441.
The biggest loser in this election is Vaiko’s MDMK. With the DMK stepping up pressure on the Congress to remove MDMK from the alliance, Vaiko should decide soon about his next move.
Vijayakanth’s party has put up a decent performance securing almost 10% of the votes (higher in some cases) in most of the assembly constituencies. The only worry Vijayakanth would have is that the votes are so spread out that they have not got converted into Assembly seats.
Last but not the least, Kalanidhi Maran should be a happy man as the Sun TV stock witnessed some action today. This goes to prove that the market clearly sees Sun TV benefitting out of their proximity to the DMK-led government.