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May 02, 2021 / 11:32 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Election Result Highlights: BJP's Vanathi Srinivasan defeats Kamal Haasan in Coimbatore South

Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Result 2021 Highlights: After nearly a decade MK Stalin is set to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The party was last in power when Stalin's father and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi was Chief Minister. This is the first time both DMK and AIADMK went to the polls without the backing of their stalwarts K Karunanidhi and J Jayalalitha.

Tamil Nadu Election Result Highlights:  As the counting of votes for the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu is underway,  challenger Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) led by MK Stalin, won the elections by a clear majority.  According to trends at 10:30 pm, the DMK was leading in 133 seats compared to its rival AIADMK, led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami's 67.

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nearly a decade MK Stalin is set to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The party was last in power when Stalin's father and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi was Chief Minister. Tomorrow will mark as DMK 'sunrise' in the state.

This is the first time both DMK and AIADMK went to the polls without the backing of their stalwarts K Karunanidhi and J Jayalalitha. The other two political alliances are the ones led by TTV Dhinakaran under AMMK and the one being headed by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan known as Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM). While AIADMK contested the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly election in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the DMK had tied up with the Congress.

Also Read: Tamil Nadu Exit Poll Results 2021: Poll of polls predict DMK’s return to power after 10 years

The single-phase election for the 234-seat Tamil Nadu Assembly was concluded on April 6 with a voter turnout of 71.79 percent, according to Election Commission data. There are 6.28 crore voters in Tamil Nadu and a total of 3,998 candidates in the fray. In the 2016 Assembly election, the AIADMK had won 136 out of the 234 seats, while the DMK had won 89 seats and Congress eight. Even before the counting of votes started, almost every exit poll predicted that DMK's MK Stalin may return to power after 10 years. The DMK-led alliance was projected to win 160 to 170 seats out of the 234 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu.

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Also Read: All arrangements in place for counting of votes in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for the latest updates as votes are counted across the state.
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