A post-poll survey showed that the DMK congress alliance will return to power in a clear majority.
The DMK is likely to come to power in Tamil Nadu, as per the exit polls. MK Stalin’s DMK and partners are estimated to succeed at least 165 seats, while the AIADMK and its partners are anticipated to win 66 seats if exit polls are to be believed. TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK is probably going to win 1 seat, as per the exit polls. In the 2016 elections, the AIADMK led alliance had emerged victorious with 134 seats while DMK managed to get 98 seats. Smaller parties seem as if they are non-existent in Tamil Nadu.
This was the first state election since the passings of J Jayalalithaa (who passed away in 2016) and M Karunanidhi (who passed away in 2018) – both were among Tamil Nadu’s most notable political pioneers, and their nonappearance left a forced vacuum many hustled to fill.
The break- up by the Republic-CNX Exit Poll is
DMK and allies – 160 – 170
AIADMK and allies -58 – 68
MNM and Allies – 00 – 02
AMMK and Allies – 04 – 06
Actor Kamal Haasan and his Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) had a very poor presentation in the 2019 general election. They didn’t even win one seat. He had said he was more sure this time. In Puducherry, the war is between two allies. A group of four political parties led by the Congress is against a merger of three parties led by the All India NR Congress (AINRC). The BJP and AIADMK are associated with the AINRC while the DMK along with Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and CPI are fighting together with Congress.