On 6th April 2021 the 16th Tamil Nadu legislative assembly was held, the vote counting of which is to be conducted on the 2nd of May.
According to the election commission, the exit poll results of the election are to be released on Thursday- 29.04.2021 after 7:30 PM. The results of Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, and Puducherry will be released an hour after the poll closes. The election was contested over 234 assembly seats.
In Tamil Nadu, the DMK allied with Congress and the AIADMK allied with BJP are considered to be the major opponents. The AIADMK has been the ruling party since 2011 and is trying to retain it’s rule, while the DMK is trying to unseat the ruling party.
Almost 3998 candidates contested the election, including actor Kamal Haasan participating for the first time and others like Chief Minister K Palaniswamy, MK Stalin, TTV Dinakaran, Seeman, etc..,
The AIADMK criticized DMK for being a threat to law and order, and women, as reported by The Hindu, during the Election Poll. Apart from the state leaders, the national leaders also lead rallies to promote their parties. Even on the day of the election, the DMK and AIADMK accused each other of violating the election rules.