Judgement Day – Verdict ’06 (contd…)

[12:37 am] Both the left parties, the CPM and CPI, have pledged outside support for the DMK. This will mean that DMK will try to form a minority government in the state. The PMK has also stated in its manifesto that it would provide outside support to the DMK government. M Karunanidhi is most likely to meet with the Governor tomorrow to stake claim to form the next government.

[9:10 pm] Among the prominant losers in this assembly election are Congress leader SR Balasubramaniam, ADMK Ministers Thalavai Sundaram, and Valaramathy, and Tamil Film Actor Nepolean, who lost the Mylapore assembly seat to SVe Sekar in a very close contest. Lok Paritran party floated by ex-IITians did remarkably well. S Vasudevan, who contested from Mylapore, polled an impressive 7,000 votes.

[8:47 pm] Jayalalitha has resigned as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after her party the ADMK has been trounced by the DPA alliance in the 2006 assembly elections. Meanwhile, CPM has pledged to provide outside support for the DMK. This was conveyed to Governor SS Barnala by CPM state unit leader N Varadarajan.

[1:01 pm] All the trends for Pondicherry are in and the DPA alliance is ahead by a confortable margin. The DPA is ahead in 20 seats, where as the DPF is ahead in just 7 seats. PMC founder P Kannan has lost his assembly seat to the DMK. Chief Minister Rangaswamy is leading in his assembly seat. So a coalition government led by the Congress is expected to be formed in the Union Territory.

[12:52 pm] In the DPF alliance, the ADMK has established leads in 63 seats. Its allies, the MDMK is leading in 7 seats and DPI is leading in 1 seat. So, the biggest loser this election is Vaiko's MDMK which is leading in just 7 out of the 35 seats it contested. It has also not been able to transfer its vote bank to the ADMK.

[12:38 pm] The following is the break down in terms of leads for the DPA alliance: DMK – 93 seats, Congress (INC) – 35 seats, PMK – 18 seats, CPI – 7 seats, and CPM – 7 seats. The half way mark in the TN assembly is 117 seats. So the DMK is pretty close to that mark.

[12:31 pm] The victory margin for M Karunanidhi in Chepauk was 3000+ votes where as ADMK chief Jayalalitha won by 16,000+ voters in Andipatti. DMK deputy general secretary and former mayor of Chennai, MK Stalin has won from the Thousand Lights constituency. He categorically stated that DMK chief Karunanidhi will be the next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

[12:24 pm] It now appears that Tamil Nadu might have its first ever coalition government. Eventhough, the DMK led alliance is comfortable ahead, they will not be able to win an outright majority. However, DMK can count on stable support from the Congress and the Left parties and should be able to complete a full 5 years in government.

[12:09 pm] DMK chief M Karunanidhi and ADMK chief Jayalalitha have won from the Chepauk and Andipatti assembly constituency respectively. Also DMDK chief Vijaykanth has won from the Viruddhachalam assembly seat. However, PMK leader GK Mani is trailing in Mettur. Meanwhile, a break up of vote percentages in 104 assembly seats has the DMK led alliance getting 46% votes, the ADMK led alliance getting 42%, and DMDK getting 12%.


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  1. Shahul on

    Can you please update who has won in Mayiladuthurai

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