1977 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election

The sixth legislative assembly election of Tamil Nadu was held on 10 June 1977. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) won the election defeating its rival Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). M. G. Ramachandran (simply known as M.G.R in the state), the AIADMK founder and a leading Tamil film actor, was sworn in as Chief Minister for the first time. The election was a four-cornered contest between the AIADMK, DMK, the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Janata Party. Earlier in 1972, M.G.R had founded the AIADMK following his expulsion from the DMK after differences arose between him and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi. On 31 January 1976, Karunanidhi's government was dismissed by the central government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi citing non-co-operation for MISA and President's rule was imposed on the state. Karunanidhi had been at odds with Indira Gandhi over his opposition to Emergency and allied with Janata Party founded by Jayaprakash Narayan. Meanwhile, M.G.R had developed a close relationship with Indira Gandhi and supported the Emergency. M.G.R remained as Chief Minister until he died in 1987, winning the next two elections held in 1980 and 1984. This election gave concrete proof that Tamil people idolized M.G.R, as he won the State elections in alliance with Indira's Congress, despite the people hating Indira for implementing Emergency. Due to this feat, M.G.R inadvertently became an example for entry of famous actors to enter politics, with a hope that they too may become Chief minister one day. then Telugu superstar N.T.R followed M.G.R's suit in 1983 and won the Andhra Pradesh general Elections to become the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Since then, no other actor has been able to recreate M.G.R's achievements in electoral Politics.

1977 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election

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All 234 seats in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
118 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  MG Ramachandran 2017 stamp of India.jpg Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi.jpg
Leader M. G. Ramachandran M. Karunanidhi
Alliance AIADMK Alliance N/A
Leader's seat Aruppukottai Anna Nagar
Seats won 144 48
Seat change Increase142 Decrease136
Popular vote 5,734,692 4,258,771
Percentage 33.52% 24.89%
Swing n/a Decrease23.69%

  Third party Fourth party
  GK Moopanar 2010 stamp of India.jpg
Leader G. K. Moopanar P. Ramachandran
Party INC JP
Alliance INC+ N/A
Leader's seat did not contest did not contest
Seats won 32 10
Seat change Increase24 Increase10
Popular vote 3,491,390 2,851,884
Percentage 20.40% 16.67%
Swing n/a n/a

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1977 election map (by constituencies)

Chief Minister before election

President's rule

Chief Minister

M. G. Ramachandran


Split in Dravida Munnetra KazhagamEdit

DMK gradually weakened in the years after the previous election due to several splits caused by the exit of many influential leaders including M.G.R. The popularity of the party was further undermined by widespread false corruption allegations which was purposely aired by M.G.R who was in close relationship with Indian National Congress (INC). Cracks began to appear in Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam before 1971 election. K. A. Mathiazhagan was removed from office of the minister of Finance as he was considered a serious threat to Karunanidhi's leadership. Sathyavani Muthu, an influential dalit leader left the party in 1972 citing lack of concern for dalit issues within the party and formed Thazhthapattor Munnetra Kazhagam. M.G.R was expelled on 10 October 1972, in a disciplinary action for his attacks against party leadership for alleged corruption and dictatorial behaviour. He formed a new party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. AIADMK won the Dindigul by-election held in 1973.[1] V. R. Nedunchezhiyan along with some senior party leaders left Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam in March 1977 to form Makkal Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.[2]


Emergency, which was declared in June 1975 had a mixed reception in Tamil Nadu. Jayaprakash Narayan's opposition movement did not receive much support in Tamil Nadu due to his association with the DMK government, which had its own trouble due to accusations of corruption. K. Kamaraj did not come in support of Jayaprakash Narayan due to his association with DMK despite the fact he disapproved of Indira Gandhi's actions. DMK executive council called the Emergency unnecessary and undemocratic on 27 June and party leaders condemned it in several statewide meetings. Emergency regulations and censorship were not strictly enforced in Tamil Nadu unlike in other states. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Communist Party of India continued to support Indira Gandhi. M. G. Ramachandran even visited Delhi to extend his support to Indira Gandhi. It was under these circumstances Karunanidhi's government was dismissed by the Government of India on 31 January 1976.[1]

Death of Kamaraj and RajajiEdit

Kamaraj, leader of Indian National Congress (Organisation), who remarked in 1972, "Randu Katchigalum Orey Kuttaiyil Oorina Mattaigal (both parties, the DMK and the AIADMK, are like fronds dipped in the same bog or tarred by the same brush)."[3] died in 1975. Indian National Congress (Indira) faction could not establish a foothold in Tamil Nadu until his death. After his death, Indian National Congress (Organisation) lost its identity as a party, and a large number of its members led by G. K. Moopanar merged with Indira Congress.[4] The remaining chose not to join with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, but rather joined the Janata Party and later remained largely uncommitted.[5] Swatantra Party lost much of its power after the death of C. Rajagopalachari in 1972 and did not contest the election. Most of its members joined the newly formed Janata Party.[6]


This election was a four cornered contest. The AIADMK allied itself with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), while INC(I) and Communist Party of India (CPI) contested as allies. The DMK and Janata Party (JNP) contested the elections alone. The AIADMK did not field any candidate in the Usilampatti Constituency in support of the Forward Bloc leader P.K. Mookiah Thevar. Similarly the AIADMK also supported the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) candidate M. Abdul Latheef in the Vaniyambadi Constituency. In the parliamentary elections that occurred just three months prior to this elections, there had been two major alliances – the AIADMK led AIADMK-INC-CPI coalition and the DMK led DMK-NCO-JNP-CPM coalition. But in the months that followed the parliamentary election, these coalitions fell apart.[7]

Seat allotmentsEdit

AIADMK FrontEdit

Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam   M. G. Ramachandran 200
2. Communist Party of India (Marxist)   G. Ramakrishnan 20
3. All India Forward Bloc   P.K. Mookiah Thevar 1
Unregistered party, whose candidate ran as an independent
4. Indian Union Muslim League   Khader Mohideen 1

†: Forward Bloc contested in 6 different constituencies, but only the Usilampatti constituency contested by P.K.M. Thevar was supported by AIADMK

Congress FrontEdit

Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. Indian National Congress G. K. Moopanar 198
2. Communist Party of India   Tha. Pandian 32


Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam   M. Karunanidhi 230

Janata PartyEdit

Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. Janata Party P. Ramachandran 233

Voting and resultsEdit

Polling for the election was held on 10 June 1977. Turnout among the eligible voters was 61.58%.

Results by Pre-Poll AllianceEdit

Election map of results based on parties. Colours are based on the results table on the left
e • d Summary of the 1977 June Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election results
Sources: Election Commission of India [8]
Alliance/Party Seats won Change Popular Vote Vote % Adj. %
AIADMK+ alliance 144 +142 5,734,692 33.5%
AIADMK 130 +130 5,194,876 30.4% 35.4%
CPI(M) 12 +12 477,835 2.8% 33.0%
FBL 1 35,361 0.2% 62.0%
IND 1 26,620 0.2% 42.9%
DMK 48 -136 4,258,771 24.9%
DMK 48 -136 4,258,771 24.9% 25.3%
Congress alliance 32 +24 3,491,490 20.4%
INC 27 +27 2,994,535 17.5% 20.8%
CPI 5 -3 496,955 2.9% 20.4%
Janata 10 +10 2,851,884 16.7%
JNP 10 +10 2,851,884 16.7% 16.8%
Others 1 -7 751,712 4.4%
IND 1 -7 751,712 4.4%
Total 234 17,108,146 100%

: Vote % reflects the percentage of votes the party received compared to the entire electorate that voted in this election. Adjusted (Adj.) Vote %, reflects the % of votes the party received per constituency that they contested.

Constituency wise resultsEdit

No. Assembly Constituency Winner Party Runner-up Party Margin
1. Royapuram Ponnurangam DMK M. Raji AIADMK 1,591
2. Harbour A. Selvarajan DMK M. M. Peer Mohammad IND 5,983
3. Radhakrishnan Nagar Isari Velan AIADMK R. D. Seethapathy DMK 1,488
4. Park Town T.S. Nallathambi DMK N. G. Bhuvaneshwari JNP 3,226
5. Perambur (SC) S. Baalan DMK T. Raja AIADMK 13,468
6. Purasawalkam K. Anbazhagan DMK T. S. Govindaswamy JNP 19,069
7. Egmore (SC) S.Manimudi DMK K. Deivasigamoni AIADMK 7,332
8. Anna Nagar M. Karunanidhi DMK G. Krishnamurthy AIADMK 16,438
9. T. Nagar R. E. Chandran Jayapal DMK K. Krishnamoorthy AIADMK 1,030
10. Thousand lights S.J. Sadiq Pasha DMK Syed Khaleefa Thullah IND 4,858
11. Chepauk A. Rahman Khan DMK V. Rajkumar AIADMK 6,629
12. Triplicane M. Aranganathan DMK Noorjahan Razack AIADMK 2,127
13. Mylapore T. K. Kapali DMK Lakshmi Krishnamurthi JNP 4,906
14. Saidapet D. Purushothaman DMK N. Kannan AIADMK 5,278
15. Gummidipundi S. Munirathinam AIADMK G. Kamalambujammal JNP 11,267
16. Ponneri (SC) S. M. Dorairaj AIADMK G. Vetriveeran DMK 11,272
17. Thiruvottiyur P. Sigamony AIADMK M. V. Narayanaswamy DMK 2,463
18. Villivakkam K. Suppu DMK R. Sarweshwar Rao AIADMK 7,898
19. Alandur K. M. Abdul Razack AIADMK M. Abiraham DMK 3,849
20. Tambaram Munu Adhi AIADMK Pammal Nallathambi DMK 426
21. Tirupporur (SC) G. Chokkalingam DMK T. Radha AIADMK 2,101
22. Chengalpattu Anoor Jagadeesan AIADMK V. Rudrakotti DMK 3,870
23. Maduranthakam C. Arumugam DMK S. D. Ugamchand INC 7,332
24. Acharapakkam (SC) Ethraj AIADMK N. Muthuvel DMK 2,797
25. Uthiramerur S. Pakkur Subramanyan AIADMK K. M. Rajagopal DMK 12,583
26. Kancheepuram K. Balaji AIADMK V. Sambandan DMK 1,947
27. Sriperumbudur (SC) N. Krishnan AIADMK T. S. Lakshmanan DMK 8,137
28. Poonamallee D. Irajarathnam DMK Era. Kulasekaran AIADMK 4,893
29. Tiruvallur S. Pattabiraman AIADMK Munirathinam Naidu JNP 8,302
30. Tiruttani R. Shanmugham AIADMK A. B. Ramachandran DMK 10,316
31. Pallipet Eakambara Reddy INC K. M. Balaraman AIADMK 4,286
32. Arakkonam (SC) V. K. Raju AIADMK A. Kannayiram DMK 7,589
33. Sholinghur S. J. Ramaswamy AIADMK K. Murthi DMK 5,649
34. Ranipet Durai Murugan DMK K. A. Wahab IND 15,297
35. Arcot K. J. Uyyakondan AIADMK N. R. Ethirajulu JNP 10,579
36. Katpadi M. A. Jayavelu AIADMK Sambasivam DMK 4,690
37. Gudiyatham V. K. Kothandaraman CPM Soundarajulu Naidu JNP 2,544
38. Pernambut (SC) I. Tamilarasan AIADMK P. Rajagopal JNP 3,663
39. Vaniyambadi M. Abdul Latheef IND R. Sampanghi DMK 8,734
40. Natrampalli T. Anbazhagan AIADMK M. Marappan DMK 16,055
41. Tiruppattur B. Sundaram DMK K. Jayaraman AIADMK 998
42. Chengam (SC) T. Swamikannu AIADMK N. Poosanar DMK 10,912
43. Thandarambattu D. Venugopal DMK A. Ramalingam AIADMK 6,944
44. Tiruvannamalai P. U. Shanmugam DMK D. Pattusamy INC 1,362
45. Kalasapakkam P. S. Thiruvengadam DMK S. Sundaresa Udayar AIADMK 1,543
46. Polur K. J. Subramanian AIADMK S. Murugaiyan DMK 2,729
47. Anaicut R. Margabandhu AIADMK P. M. Vasudeva Reddiar JNP 18,585
48. Vellore A. K. Ranganathan AIADMK A. K. Lalalajapathy JNP 832
49. Arni V. Arjunan AIADMK E. Selvarasu DMK 9,222
50. Cheyyar Pulavar Govindan DMK K. Shanmughasundaram AIADMK 11,919
51. Vandavasi (SC) P. Munuswamy AIADMK C. Kanniappan DMK 1,830
52. Pernamallur P. Chandran AIADMK P. Ettappan DMK 8,038
53. Melmalayanur P. Thangavelu Gounder AIADMK S. Vijayaraghavan DMK 13,563
54. Gingee Gingee N. Ramachandran DMK G. Krishnaswamy AIADMK 3,590
55. Tindivanam T. R. Erajaram Reddy INC R. Radhakrishnan JNP 1,840
56. Vanur (SC) M. Paramasivam DMK A. Boopalan AIADMK 1,973
57. Kandamangalam (SC) M. Kannan AIADMK S. Alagavelu DMK 2,054
58. Villupuram P. Krishnan AIADMK K. P. Palaniappan DMK 2,699
59. Mugaiyur G. Rangothaman AIADMK M. Shanmugam DMK 13,283
60. Thirunavalur L. Arumugam AIADMK V. Subramanaian DMK 4,955
61. Ulundurpet (SC) V. Thulukkanam DMK Sathyavani Muthu AIADMK 7,577
62. Nellikuppam C. Govindarajan CPM V. Krishnamoorthy DMK 4,817
63. Cuddalore K. Abdul Latheef AIADMK R. Govindarajan DMK 1,827
64. Panruti S. Ramachandaran AIADMK K. Nandagopala Krishnan JNP 15,657
65. Kurinjipadi M. Selvaraj DMK S. Natarajan CPM 2,526
66. Bhuvanagiri V. Raghuraman DMK T. M. D. Mahalingam JNP 4,288
67. Kattumannarkoil (SC) E. Ramalingam DMK R. Rajan AIADMK 6,047
68. Chidambaram Durai Kaliyamoorthy DMK Muthu Govindarajan AIADMK 3,331
69. Vridachalam C. Ramanathan AIADMK K. Ramalingam DMK 12,107
70. Mangalore M. Periyasamy AIADMK V. Ponnuswamy DMK 13,255
71. Rishivandiyam M. Sundaram INC M. Deivigam AIADMK 4,052
72. Chinnasalem M. Subdramaniam AIADMK S. P. Pachayappan DMK 3,223
73. Sankarapuram Durai Muthusamy INC M. Mohammad Haneed AIADMK 2,708
74. Hosur N. Ramachandra Reddy INC K. S. Kothandaramiah JNP 17,615
75. Thalli D. R. Rajaram Naidu INC B. venkataswamy JNP 5,171
76. Kaveripattinam K. Samarasam AIADMK E. Pattabi Naidu JNP 6,458
77. Krishnagiri K. R. Chinnarassu AIADMK T. M. Thiruppathy JNP 4,712
78. Bargur H. G. Arumugam AIADMK V. C. Thimmarayan DMK 13,392
79. Harur (SC) M. Annamalai CPM K. Surattaiyan JNP 7,572
80. Morappur N. Kuppusamy AIADMK R. P. Murugan DMK 1,616
81. Palacode B. M. Krishnan AIADMK K. T. Govindan JNP 4,258
82. Dharmapuri P. K. C. Muthusamy JNP D. S. Shanmugam AIADMK 5,186
83. Pennagaram K. Appunu Gounder JNP Krishnan AIADMK 659
84. Mettur K. P. Nachimuthu Gounder AIADMK P. Natesan INC 16,786
85. Taramangalam R. Narayanan INC S. Semmalai AIADMK 19
86. Omalur M. Sivaperumal AIADMK M. Govindan JNP 12,518
87. Yercaud (ST) R. Kaliyappan AIADMK V. Chinnaswamy DMK 6,775
88. Salem – I S. V. Varadarajan AIADMK S. S. Mahadeva Mudaliar JNP 8,662
89. Salem – II M. Arumugam JNP K. A. Thangavelu DMK 2,113
90. Veerapandi P. Venga Gounder AIADMK M. Muthuswamy DMK 13,776
91. Panamarathupatti N. Subbarayan AIADMK S. C. Kanjamalai DMK 13,198
92. Attur C. Palanimuthu INC P. Kandasamy AIADMK 347
93. Talavasal (SC) S. M. Raju AIADMK K. Kaliyaperumal INC 5,677
94. Rasipuram P. Duraisamy AIADMK K. C. Periasamy DMK 14,388
95. Sendamangalam V. Chinnasamy AIADMK Vadama Gounder INC 14,850
96. Namakkal (SC) R. Arunachalam AIADMK K. Veluchamy DMK 14,737
97. Kapilamalai K. Sengodan AIADMK S. Paramasivam JNP 11,396
98. Tiruchengode C. Ponnaiyan AIADMK V. Kumaraswamy JNP 26,737
99. Sankari (SC) P. Dhanapal AIADMK M. Paramanandam DMK 21,029
100. Edappadi I. Ganesan AIADMK T. Natarajan INC 6,807
101. Mettupalayam S. Palanisamy AIADMK T. T. S. Thippaiah JNP 5,312
102. Avanashi (SC) S. N. Palaniswamy INC R. Annanambi AIADMK 1,747
103. Thondamuthur K. Maruthachalam AIADMK R. Manickavachagam DMK 7,495
104. Singanallur R. Venkedusamy alias Venkedu CPM R. Senkaliappan JNP 1,796
105. Coimbatore (West) C. Aranganayagam AIADMK B. S. Mohammad Ali DMK 7,349
106. Coimbatore (East) K. Ramani CPM K. Aranganathan DMK 2,019
107. Perur A. Natarajan DMK M. Nanjappan CPM 2,830
108. Kinathukadavu K. V. Kandasamy AIADMK M. Kannappan DMK 5,320
109. Pollachi O. P. Somasundaram AIADMK S. Raju DMK 16,944
110. Valparai (SC) R. S. Thangavelu AIADMK A. T. Karuppiah CPI 4,685
111. Udumalpet P. Kolandaivelu AIADMK U. K. P. Natarajan JNP 4,118
112. Dharapuram (SC) R. Ayyachamy AIADMK A. K. Shivalingam INC 2,682
113. Vellakoil D. Ramaswamy INC M. Palanisamy DMK 10,320
114. Pongalur K. Nachimuthu AIADMK S. R. Balasubramaniam INC 1,555
115. Palladam P. G. Kittu AIADMK K. N. Kumarasamy INC 6,997
116. Tiruppur R. Manimaran AIADMK A. Ganapathy CPI 14,415
117. Kangayam R. K. S. Dhanapandi AIADMK M. Sivasabapathy DMK 13,167
118. Modakkurichi Subbulakshmi AIADMK A. Ganeshamurthy DMK 22,872
119. Perundurai A. Ponnusamy AIADMK N. K. Palanisamy CPI 6,042
120. Erode S. Muthusamy AIADMK M. Subramanian DMK 17,579
121. Bhavani M. R. Soundarrajan AIADMK G. Gurumoorthy JNP 3,976
122. Andhiyur (SC) P. Guruswamy AIADMK A. Palani JNP 12,527
123. Gobichettipalayam N. K. K. Ramasamy AIADMK N. R. Thiruvenkadam INC 6,412
124. Bhavanisagar V. K. Chinnaswamy AIADMK Sampoornam Swaminathan DMK 1,447
125. Sathyamangalam K. A. Sengottaian AIADMK C. R. Rajappa INC 1,506
126. Coonoor (SC) K. Rangasamy DMK C. Periasamy AIADMK 9,499
127. Ootacamund B. Gopalan AIADMK K. Karuppasamy DMK 129
128. Gudalur K. Hutchi Gowder DMK C. I. Allapitchai IND 360
129. Palani (SC) N. Palanivel CPM S. R. P. Mani INC 3,844
130. Oddanchatram A. P. Palaniappan INC K. Kuppuswamy AIADMK 4,581
131. Periyakulam K. Pannai Sethuram AIADMK R. Ramaiah INC 14,323
132. Theni V. R. Jayaraman AIADMK S. Veluchamy DMK 16,573
133. Bodinayakkanur P. Ramadass AIADMK K. S. M. Ramachandran INC 8,992
134. Cumbum R. Chandrasekharan AIADMK N. Natarajan DMK 822
135. Andipatti K. Kandasamy AIADMK N. V. Gurusamy JNP 8,042
136. Sedapatti R. Muthiah AIADMK A. R. P. Alagarsamy INC 11,022
137. Thirumangalam P. T. Saraswathy AIADMK N. S. V. Chithan INC 1,773
138. Usilampatti P. K. Mookiah Thevar AIFB N. S. Ponniah INC 23,939
139. Nilakkottai (SC) A. Baluchamy AIADMK M. Muthuperiasamy INC 18,497
140. Sholavandan V. Balaguruva Reddiar AIADMK A. Chandrasekaran INC 6,513
141. Thirupparankundram K. Kalimuthu AIADMK V. Palani Andi Ambalam INC 18,090
142. Madurai West T. P. M. Periyaswamy AIADMK Pon. Muthuramalingam DMK 16,131
143. MAdurai Central N. Lakshminarayanan AIADMK A. Rathinam INC 12,979
144. Madurai East N. Sankaraiah CPM A. G. Subbraman INC 1,985
145. Samayanallur (SC) S. Selvaraj AIADMK C. Karuthanan INC 14,361
146. Melur A. M. Paramasivan AIADMK K. V. Veeranambalam INC 156
147. Natham M. Andi Ambalam INC R. Murugan AIADMK 7,962
148. Dindigul N. Varadharajan CPM V. S. Lakshmanan DMK 19,882
149. Athoor A. Vellaisamy AIADMK A. M. T. Nachiappan DMK 17,652
150. Vedasandur S. M. Vasan AIADMK S. Nanjunda Rao INC 1,854
151. Aravakkurichi S. Sadasivam INC P. Ramasamy DMK 11,034
152. Karur K. Vadivel AIADMK S. Nallasamy DMK 11,592
153. Krishnarayapuram (SC) P. Soundarapandian AIADMK P. N. Thangavelraj INC 594
154. Marungapuri K. Karunanidhi Muthiah INC A. P. Raju DMK 10,199
155. Kulittalai P. E. Srinivasa Reddiar INC S. Rasu AIADMK 7,647
156. Thottiam K. P. Kathamuthu AIADMK K. M. Shanmugasundaram INC 990
157. Uppiliapuram (ST) R. Periasamy INC M. Atchayagopal AIADMK 5,706
158. Musiri P. Kothandaraman alias Musiri Putthan AIADMK V. S. Periasamy alias VSP DMK 14,002
159. Lalgudi K. N. Shanmugam AIADMK R. Gandhirajan DMK 1,533
160. Perambalur (SC) S. V. Ramasamy AIADMK K. S. Velusamy DMK 20,941
161. Varahur (SC) N. Perumal AIADMK K. Kanagasabai DMK 12,104
162. Ariyalur T. Arumugam DMK Karuppiah alias Asokan AIADMK 1,255
163. Andimadam T. Subramanian AIADMK S. Sivasubramaniam DMK 14,829
164. Jayankondam V. Krunamurthy AIADMK K. C. Ganesan DMK 11,712
165. Srirangam R. Soundararajan AIADMK M. Dharmalingam DMK 5,065
166. Tiruchy – I C. Manickam AIADMK A. V. Krishnamurthy DMK 2,311
167. Tiruchy – II K. Soundararajan AIADMK M. S. Venkatachalam DMK 7,882
168. Thiruvarambur K. S. Murugesan DMK V. Swaminathan INC 852
169. Sirkazhi (SC) K. Subravelu DMK K. Balasubramaniam AIADMK 4,876
170. Poompuhar S. Ganesan DMK G. Bharathi Mohan CPM 9,597
171. Mayuram N. Kittappa DMK M. M. S. Abdul Hassan INC 8,592
172. Kuttalam R. Rajamaniam DMK G. Veeraiyan CPM 8,263
173. Nannilam (SC) M. Manimaran DMK P. Jayaraj INC 9,109
174. Tiruvarur (SC) M. Karunanidhi Thazhai DMK P. S. Dhanuskody CPM 14,254
175. Nagapattinam R. Umanath CPM A. Ambalavanan DMK 710
176. Vedaranyam M. Meenakshisundaram DMK S. Devarajan INC 1,592
177. Thiruthuraipundi (SC) P. Uthirapathy CPI N. Kuppusamy DMK 18,274
178. Mannargudi M. Ambigapathy CPI K. Balakrishnan DMK 7,417
179. Pattukkottai A. R. Marimuthu INC V. R. K. Palaniappan AIADMK 911
180. Peravurani M. R. Govindan AIADMK M. Masilamani CPI 7,950
181. Orathanad T. M. Thailappan DMK N. Sivagnanam INC 5,710
182. Thiruvonam Durai Govindarajan AIADMK Pulavar. T. Tholappan DMK 2,213
183. Thanjavur S. Natarajan DMK R. Saminathan AIADMK 9,756
184. Tiruvaiyaru G. Elangovan DMK P. C. Palaniyandi AIADMK 5,303
185. Papanasam R. V. Soundararajan INC S. Sachidanandam DMK 1,636
186. Valangiman (SC) A. Chellappa DMK P. Srinivasan AIADMK 3,373
187. Kumbakonam S. R. Eradha AIADMK O. Vadivelu Mazhavarayar INC 2,982
188. Thiruvidaimaruthur S. Ramalingam DMK K. Govindarajulu INC 1,815
189. Thirumayam N. Sundararaj INC P. Ponnambalam AIADMK 57
190. Kolathur (SC) V. Chinniah INC T. Marimuthu AIADMK 4,218
191. Pudukkottai Rajkumar Vijaya Raghunatha Thondaiman INC C. Anbarasan AIADMK 17,054
192. Alangudi T. Pushparaju INC P. Thirumaran AIADMK 10,575
193. Arantangi S. Thirunavukkarasu AIADMK P. Appukutty CPI 10,940
194. Tiruppattur S. Shanmugham Koothagudi CPI C. T. Raja Chidambaram AIADMK 341
195. Karaikudi P. Kaliyappan AIADMK P. Chidambaram INC 240
196. Tiruvadanai KR. RM. Kariya Manickam Ambalam INC S. Anguchamy AIADMK 3,736
197. Ilayangudi R. Sivasamy CPI V. Malaikannan DMK 790
198. Sivaganga O. Subramanian INC K. R. Muruganandam AIADMK 2,429
199. Manamadurai (SC) V. M. Subramanian AIADMK K. Paramalai INC 2,055
200. Paramakudi (SC) K. Ugrapandian AIADMK K. Krishnan INC 3,946
201. Ramanathapuram T. Ramasamy AIADMK S. K. Ganesan JNP 17,528
202. Kadaladi R. C. Subramanian AIADMK A. Piravanathan DMK 13,391
203. Mudukulathur S. Balakrishnan INC V. Munisamy IND 2,865
204. Aruppukkottai M. G. Ramachandran AIADMK M. Muthuvel Servai JNP 29,378
205. Sattur K. K. S. S. R. Ramachandran AIADMK M. Veerasamy INC 16,942
206. Virudhunagar M. Sundararajan AIADMK A. S. A. Arumugam JNP 10,257
207. Sivakasi K. Ramasamy JNP Dharmar INC 1,772
208. Srivilliputhur R. Tamaraikani AIADMK V. Vaikundam DMK 7,016
209. Rajapalayam (SC) K. Dhanuskodi AIADMK K. Pottu Poattan INC 3,847
210. Vilathikulam R. K. Perumal AIADMK K. Subba Reddiar INC 3,383
211. Ottapidaram (SC) O. S. Veluchami INC O. Thangaraj AIADMK 5,828
212. Kovilpatti S. Alagarsamy CPI P. Seeniraj AIADMK 397
213. Sankarankoil (SC) S. Subbiah DMK C. Ayyadorai AIADMK 337
214. Vasudevanallur (SC) R. Krishnan CPM I. muthuraj CPI 4,044
215. Kadayanallur M. M. A. Razak AIADMK S. K. T. Ramachandran INC 5,661
216. Tenkasi S. Muthusamy Karayalar INC J. Abdul Jabbar IND 11,784
217. Alankulam V. Karuppasamy Pandian AIADMK R. Navaneethakrishnapandian JNP 1,841
218. Tirunelveli G. R. Edmund AIADMK Krishnan alias Nellai Kannan INC 7,294
219. Palayamkottai K. Manoharan AIADMK N. Shanmugan IND 13,954
220. Cheranmadevi P. H. Pandian AIADMK V. Ratnasabapathi INC 2,292
221. Ambasamudram Easwaramurthy alias Sornam CPM R. Nallakannu CPI 1,787
222. Nanguneri M. John Vincent JNP D. Veliah AIADMK 204
223. Radhapuram Y. S. M. Yusuf AIADMK P. Paul Pandian JNP 3,594
224. Sathankulam R. Jebamani JNP S. P. Adithanar IND 855
225. Tiruchendur R. Amirtharaj AIADMK Subramanya Adithan JNP 1,135
226. Srivaikuntam K. Sathu Selvaraj AIADMK S. Muthu DMK 3,540
227. Thoothukudi N. Dhanasekaran AIADMK R. Naoroji INC 1,219
228. Kanyakumari C. Krishnan AIADMK T. C. Subramaniya Pillai INC 7,212
229. Nagercoil M. Vincent AIADMK P. Mohammad Ismail JNP 193
230. Colachel R. Athiswami JNP S. Retnaraj DMK 1,182
231. Padmanabhapuram A. Swamidhas JNP N. V. Kanniyappan AIADMK 8,153
232. Thiruvattar J. James JNP J. Hemachandran CPM 1,620
233. Vilavancode D. Gnanasigamony CPM S. Sathiadas JNP 1,933
234. Killiyur Pon. Vijayaraghavan JNP K. Thankaraj INC 25,928


Blue: Elected as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
(SC) Seat is reserved for scheduled caste.
(ST) Seat is reserved for scheduled tribe.

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  2. ^ G.G. Mirchandani. 320 Million Judges. Abhinav publications. pp. 124–126. ISBN 8170170613.
  3. ^ Curious story of Congress-DMK ties
  4. ^ "G.K. Moopanar passes away". The Hindu. 31 August 2001. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
  5. ^ Atul Kohli (1990). Democracy and discontent: India's growing crisis of governability. Cambridge University Press. pp. 166–167. ISBN 0521396921.
  6. ^ Ramakrishnan, T. (25 December 2007). "Remembering a phenomenon". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
  7. ^ "Moment of Truth for MGR". Economic and Political Weekly. Economic and Political Weekly. 15 (4): 141–142. 26 January 1980. JSTOR 4368350.
  8. ^ ECI: 1977 Election Statistical Report

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