2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election

The fifteenth legislative assembly election was held on 16 May 2016 for the 232 seats (except Thanjavur and Aravakurichi for which held on 26 October 2016) of the Legislative Assembly in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. AIADMK under J. Jayalalithaa won the elections and became the first ruling party to be re-elected in Tamil Nadu since 1984, though with a reduced majority.[1] DMK won half of the seats it contested but its allies performed poorly; notably, the Indian National Congress won 16% of the seats they contested and the alliance lost due to its poor performance.[2][3][4][5] The votes were counted on 19 May 2016.[6] In the previous election in 2011, AIADMK, under the leadership of Jayalalithaa, won a simple majority and formed the government, while DMDK chief Vijayakanth served as the Leader of Opposition until January 2016. This was the last election that J. Jayalalithaa and M. Karunanidhi contested, as they both died in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election

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All 234 elected seats in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
118 seats needed for a majority
Turnout74.81% (Decrease 3.48%)
  First party Second party
  J Jayalalithaa.jpg Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi.jpg
Leader J. Jayalalithaa M. Karunanidhi
Party AIADMK DMK
Alliance AIADMK Alliance UPA
Leader since 1989 1957
Leader's seat Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Thiruvarur
Last election 150 seats 31 seats
Seats won 136 98
Seat change Decrease14 Increase67
Popular vote 17,617,060 17,175,374
Percentage 40.88% 39.85%
Swing Increase2.4% Increase9.2%

Tamil Nadu assembly election 2016 results.png

Chief Minister before election

J. Jayalalithaa
AIADMK

Elected Chief Minister

J. Jayalalithaa
AIADMK

BackgroundEdit

By the requirement, state assembly election must be held at an interval of five years or whenever it is dissolved by the president. The previous election, to the 14th legislative assembly, was conducted 13 April 2011 and its term would have naturally expired on 22 May 2016. The election to the 16th legislative assembly was organised and conducted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) and was held in a single phase on 16 May 2016. There were over 5.79 crore voters in the electoral rolls and 65,616 polling stations in Tamil Nadu.[7]

A special purification drive of electoral rolls between 15 and 29 February 2016 in all poll-bound States including Tamil Nadu was held, in which door-to-door verification was undertaken involving booth-level agents. On 12 February 2016, Election Commission of India announced that 17 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu will have Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines attached along with EVMs.[8] Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines will be in place in 4,000 booths.[9]

Assembly constituencies of Tamil Nadu having VVPAT facility with EVMs[10][11]
Anna Nagar Vellore Krishnagiri
Salem North Erode West Tirupur (North)
Coimbatore North Dindigul Tiruchirappalli West
Cuddalore Thanjavur Kancheepuram
Villupuram Madurai East Thoothukudi
Tirunelveli Kanyakumari

DemographicsEdit

At the 2011 India census, Tamil Nadu had a population of 7,21,47,030. A total of 1,44,38,445 people constituting 20.01% of the total population belonged to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 7,94,697 people constituting 1.10% of the population belonged to Scheduled tribes (ST).[12][13][14] Other Backward Classes (OBCs) form 68% of the population.[15] As per the religious census of 2011, Tamil Nadu had 87.6% Hindus, 5.9% Muslims, 6.1% Christians, 0.1% Jains and 0.3% following other religions or no religion.[16]

ScheduleEdit

The elections were held on 16 May 2016,[17] with vote counting taking place on 19 May.[18] The elections in Kerala and Puducherry also took place on 16 May[19] but polling in two of the Tamil Nadu constituencies was postponed due to reports of voters being bribed.[20]

Event Date
Date for Nominations 22 April 2016
Last Date for filing Nominations 29 April 2016
Date for scrutiny of nominations 30 April 2016
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 2 May 2016
Date of poll 16 May 2016
Date of counting 19 May 2016
Date before which the election shall be completed 21 May 2016

Campaign to voteEdit

To ensure that the electorate exercise their right to vote, the Election Commission of India (ECI) launched their own campaign in Tamil Nadu. The Chief Electoral Officer for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections, Rajesh Lakhoni, utilised social media platforms by creating memes and tweets themed around films, which have a huge reach in Tamil Nadu. Additionally, the Election Commission also recruited media personalities Suriya, Ashwin and Karthik, whose campaigning videos were filmed and shared on social media.[21] The Election Commission also partnered with Twitter, for the first time in India, to boost its #TN100Percent hashtag campaign. Twitter users who have made use of the hashtag will be reminded to vote on the day of voting.[22] Twitter and Facebook collaborated with ECI in its awareness campaign on striving for 100 per cent voting in the polls.[23][24]

Parties and AlliancesEdit

AIADMK AllianceEdit

All the parties contested on "two leaves" symbol as an AIADMK candidate.[25]

Sl.No: Name of the Party Election
Symbol
Party Leader Seats
1 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam   J. Jayalalithaa 227
2 Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi   Thamimun Ansari 2[26]
3 Republican Party of India   C. K. Thamizharasan 1
4 Samathuva Makkal Katchi   R. Sarathkumar 1
5 Tamil Nadu Kongu Ilaingar Peravai   U. Thaniyarasu 1
6 Mukkulathor Pulipadai   Karunas 1
7 Tamil Maanila Muslim League   Sheik Dawood 1

DMK AllianceEdit

Sl.No: Name of the Party Election
Symbol
Party Leader Seats
1 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam[27]   M. Karunanidhi 178
2 Indian National Congress EVKS Elangovan 40
3 Indian Union Muslim League   K.M. Khader Mohideen 5
4 Manithaneya Makkal Katchi M. H. Jawahirullah 3
5 Puthiya Tamilakam Dr. K. Krishnasamy 3
6 Perunthalaivar Makkal Katchi N.R. Dhanapalan 1
7 Tamil Nadu Peasants and Workers Party Pon. Kumar 1
8 Samuga Samathuva Padai V. Sivakami 1

Makkal Nala Kootani (People's Welfare Alliance)Edit

Sl.No: Name of the Party Party Flag Party Leader Seats
1 Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam[28]   Vijayakanth 104
2 Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam   Vaiko 28
3 Communist Party of India Mutharasan 25
4 Communist Party of India (Marxist) G. Ramakrishnan 25
5 Tamil Manila Congress G K Vasan 26
6 Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi   Thol. Thirumavalavan 25

National Democratic AllianceEdit

Sl.No: Name of the Party Party Flag Party Leader
1 Bharatiya Janata Party Tamilisai Soundararajan
2 Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi T. R. Pariventhar

Parties not in any coalitionEdit

Sl. No: Name of the Party Party Flag Party Leader
1 Pattali Makkal Katchi   Anbumani Ramadoss
2 Naam Tamilar Katchi   Seeman
3 Tamilnadu Youth Party (TNYP)
4 Welfare Party of India S. N. Sikkandar
5 Social Democratic Party of India   Thehlan Baqavi
6 Anaithu Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam Pachathanni Manickam I.P.S
7 Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi Panruti T. Velmurugan.
8 All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen
9 Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi E.R. Eswaran

CandidatesEdit

On 4 April, AIADMK released its candidate list for Tamil Nadu.[29] On 14 April, DMK released its candidate list for Tamil Nadu.[30]

Gopi Shankar Madurai, a 25 years old gender activist made a bid to contest as one of the youngest candidates in the Tamil Nadu Assembly election and also the first openly Intersex & Genderqueer person to do so. Gopi contested on the ticket of newly launched outfit Anaithu Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) for Madurai North. He secured 14th place out of 21 candidates by securing 1% vote.[31][32][33][34]

ManifestosEdit

DMK released its election manifesto on 10 April 2016.[35][36] Bharatiya Janata Party released its election manifesto on 21 April 2016.[37] On 23 March 2016, Naam Tamilar Katchi published its 316-page election manifesto 2016, a complete plan to develop TamilNadu.[38][39] Tamil Nadu Congress Committee released its election manifesto on 27 April 2016.[40] Pattali Makkal Katchi released its draft election manifesto on 15 September 2015 and final election manifesto on 15 April 2016.[41] AIADMK released its election manifesto on 5 May 2016.[42][43]

Voter TurnoutEdit

Voter turnout for the 232 constituencies on 16 May was 74.81%.[44] Parts of Tamil Nadu received heavy rain on the polling day, but it did not deter voters from turning out to cast their votes. While the highest voter turn out was in Dharmapuri constituency recording 85% while the lowest voter turnout was in the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai recording 55%. Male voter turnout was 74.15% and female voter turnout was 74.33%. [45][46]

Exit pollsEdit

Agency ADMK DMK+ BJP PWF-DMDK/Others Ref.
India Today-Axis 89–101 124–140 0–3 NA/4-8 [47]
News Nation 95–99 120-118 0–1 12-16/5-9 [48]
C Voter 139 78 0 15/2 [49]
NewsX 90 140 0 NA/4 [50]
ABP Nielsen 95 132 1 NA/6 [50]
NDTV Poll of Polls 103 120 0 NA/11 [50]
Chanakya 90 140 0 NA/4 [50]
Spick News 142 87 0 2 [51]
Thanthi TV 111 99 1 3/2 [52]

ResultsEdit

The ruling AIADMK, beating most of the exit polls,[53][54] was able to retain power with a comfortable majority and became the first party to win consecutive elections since 1984, a feat achieved by M. G. Ramachandran.[55][56]

e • d Summary of the 2016 Tamil Nadu legislative election[57]
Parties and Coalitions Votes % Seats
Contested Won +/-
  All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 17,806,490 40.88% 234 136  14
  Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) 13,670,511 31.39% 178 89  66
  Indian National Congress (DMK) 2,774,075 6.47% 41 8  3
  Indian Union Muslim League (DMK) 313,808 0.73% 5 1  1
  Pattali Makkal Katchi 2,302,564 5.36% 234 0  3
  Bharatiya Janata Party 1,235,660 2.86% 234 0  
  Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (PWF) 1,037,431 2.41% 105 0  29
  Independents 617,907 1.44% 234 0  
Naam Tamilar Katchi 460,089 1.07% 234 0  
  Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (PWF) 373,713 0.87% 28 0  
  Communist Party of India (PWF) 340,290 0.79% 25 0  9
  Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (PWF) 331,849 0.77% 25 0  
  Communist Party of India (Marxist) (PWF) 307,303 0.72% 25 0  10
  Tamil Maanila Congress (PWF) 230,711 0.54% 26 0  
Puthiya Tamilagam (DMK) 219,830 0.51% 4 0  2
  Manithaneya Makkal Katchi 197,150 0.46% 4 0  2
Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi 167,560 0.39% 72 0  
  Bahujan Samaj Party 97,823 0.23% n/a 0  
  Social Democratic Party of India 65,978 0.15% n/a 0  
  None of the above 5,65,077 1.31% 234
Total 4,35,56,184 100.00 - 234 -
Valid votes 4,35,56,184 99.93
Invalid votes 29,507 0.07
Votes cast / turnout 4,35,85,691 74.81
Abstentions 1,46,74,574 25.19
Registered voters 5,82,60,506

Election to two assembly constituencies were cancelled by the Election Commission on confirmed reports of bribing voters in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur. Elections were held later there on 26 October 2016 [58][59]


Results by constituencyEdit

Results
# Name Winner Party Margin
1 Gummidipoondi K. S. Vijayakumar AIADMK 23,395
2 Ponneri P. Balaraman AIADMK 19,099
3 Tiruttani P. M. Narasimhan AIADMK 21,833
4 Thiruvallur V. G. Raajendran DMK 19,539
5 Poonamallee T. A. Elumalai AIADMK 763
6 Avadi K. Pandiarajan AIADMK 1,305
7 Maduravoyal P. Benjamin AIADMK 8,402
8 Ambattur V. Alexander AIADMK 13,498
9 Madhavaram S. Sudarsanam DMK 26,253
10 Thiruvottiyur K. P. P. Samy DMK 4,863
11 Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar J. Jayalalithaa AIADMK 39,545
12 Perambur P. Vetrivel AIADMK 124
13 Kolathur M. K. Stalin DMK 39,730
14 Villivakkam B. Ranganathan DMK 19,321
15 Thiru. Vi. Ka. Nagar P. Sivakumar DMK 8,322
16 Egmore K. S. Ravichandran DMK 10,679
17 Royapuram D. Jayakumar AIADMK 1,031
18 Harbour P. K. Sekar Babu DMK 7,836
19 Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni J. Anbazhagan DMK 14,164
20 Thousand Lights Ku. Ka. Selvam DMK 8,829
21 Anna Nagar M. K. Mohan DMK 1,086
22 Virugambakkam V. N. Virugai Ravi AIADMK 1,222
23 Saidapet M. A. Subramanian DMK 16,255
24 Thiyagarayanagar B. Sathyanarayanan AIADMK 3,155
25 Mylapore R. Nataraj AIADMK 14,728
26 Velachery Vagai Chandrasekhar DMK 8,872
27 Sholinganallur Aravind Ramesh DMK 17,913
28 Alandur T. M. Anbarasan DMK 19,169
29 Sriperumbudur K. Palani AIADMK 10,716
30 Pallavaram I. Karunanithi DMK 22,165
31 Tambaram S. R. Raja DMK 14,445
32 Chengalpattu M. Varalakshmi DMK 26,292
33 Thiruporur M. Kothandapani AIADMK 304
34 Cheyyur R. T. Arasu DMK 304
35 Maduranthakam S. Pugazhenthi DMK 2,957
36 Uthiramerur K. Sundar DMK 12,156
37 Kancheepuram C. V. M. P. Ezhilarasan DMK 7,548
38 Arakkonam S. Ravi AIADMK 4,161
39 Sholingur N. G. Parthiban Mudaliar AIADMK 9,732
40 Katpadi Duraimurugan DMK 23,946
41 Ranipet R. Gandhi DMK 7,896
42 Arcot J. L. Eswarappan DMK 11,091
43 Vellore P. Karthikeyan DMK 26,210
44 Anaikattu A. P. Nandakumar DMK 8,768
45 Kilvaithinankuppam G. Loganathan AIADMK 9,746
46 Gudiyattam C. Jayanthi Padmanabhan AIADMK 11,470
47 Vaniyambadi Nilofer Kafeel AIADMK 14,526
48 Ambur R. Balasubramani AIADMK 28,006
49 Jolarpet K. C. Veeramani AIADMK 10,991
50 Tirupattur
(Vellore)
A. Nallathambi DMK 7,647
51 Uthangarai Manoranjitham Nagaraj AIADMK 2,613
52 Bargur V. Rajendran AIADMK 982
53 Krishnagiri T. Senguttuvan DMK 4,891
54 Veppanahalli P. Murugan DMK 5,228
55 Hosur P. Balakrishna Reddy AIADMK 22,964
56 Thalli Y. Prakash DMK 6,245
57 Palacode K. P. Anbalagan AIADMK 5,983
58 Pennagaram P. N. P. Inbasekaran DMK 18,446
59 Dharmapuri P. Subramani DMK 9,676
60 Pappireddippatti P. Palaniappan AIADMK 12,713
61 Harur R. Murugan AIADMK 11,421
62 Chengam M. P. Giri DMK 12,691
63 Tiruvannamalai E. V. Velu DMK 50,348
64 Kilpennathur K. Pitchandi DMK 34,666
65 Kalasapakkam V. Panneerselvam AIADMK 26,414
66 Polur K. V. Sekaran DMK 8,273
67 Arani Sevvoor S. Ramachandran AIADMK 7,327
68 Cheyyar K. Mohan AIADMK 8,527
69 Vandavasi Ambeth Kumar DMK 18,068
70 Gingee K. S. Masthan DMK 22,057
71 Mailam R. Masilamani DMK 12,306
72 Tindivanam P. Seethapathy DMK 101
73 Vanur M. Chakrapani AIADMK 10,223
74 Villupuram C. V. Shanmugam AIADMK 22,291
75 Vikravandi K. Rathamani DMK 6,912
76 Tirukkoyilur K. Ponmudy DMK 41,057
77 Ulundurpettai R. Kumaraguru AIADMK 4,164
78 Rishivandiyam K. Vasantham Karthikeyan DMK 20,503
79 Sankarapuram T. Udhayasuriyan DMK 14,528
80 Kallakurichi A. Prabhu AIADMK 4,104
81 Gangavalli A. Muruthamuthu AIADMK 2,262
82 Attur R. M. Chinnathambi AIADMK 17,334
83 Yercaud G. Chitra AIADMK 17,394
84 Omalur S. Vetrivel AIADMK 19,956
85 Mettur S. Semmalai AIADMK 6,282
86 Edappadi Edappadi K. Palaniswami AIADMK 42,022
87 Sankari S. Raja AIADMK 37,374
88 Salem (West) G. Venkatachalam AIADMK 7,247
89 Salem (North) R.Rajendran DMK 9,873
90 Salem (South) A. B. Sakthivel Mudaliar AIADMK 30,453
91 Veerapandi P. Manonmani AIADMK 14,481
92 Rasipuram V. Saroja AIADMK 9,631
93 Senthamangalam C. Chandrasekaran AIADMK 12,333
94 Namakkal K. P. P. Baskar AIADMK 13,534
95 Paramathi-Velur K. S. Moorthiy DMK 818
96 Tiruchengodu Pon. Saraswathi AIADMK 3,390
97 Kumarapalayam P. Thangamani AIADMK 47,329
98 Erode (East) K. S. Thennarasu AIADMK 7,794
99 Erode (West) K. V. Ramalingam AIADMK 4,906
100 Modakkurichi V. P. Subramani AIADMK 2,222
101 Dharapuram Kalimuthu V.S INC 10,017
102 Kangayam U.Thaniyarasu AIADMK 13,135
103 Perundurai N. D. Venkatachalam AIADMK 12,771
104 Bhavani K. C. Karuppannan AIADMK 24,887
105 Anthiyur K. R. Rajakrishnan AIADMK 107
106 Gobichettipalayam K. A. Sengottaiyan AIADMK 11,223
107 Bhavanisagar S. Eswaran AIADMK 13,104
108 Udhagamandalam R. Ganesh INC 14,561
109 Gudalur M. Thiravidamani DMK 13,679
110 Coonoor Ramu AIADMK 2,412
111 Mettupalayam O. K. Chinnaraj AIADMK 16,114
112 Avanashi P. Dhanapal AIADMK 13,674
113 Tiruppur (North) K. N. Vijayakumar AIADMK 37,774
114 Tiruppur (South) S. Gunasekaran AIADMK 15,933
115 Palladam Nadarajan AIADMK 32,174
116 Sulur R. Kanagaraj AIADMK 36,631
117 Kavundampalayam V. C. Arukutty AIADMK 1,025
118 Coimbatore North P. R. G. Arunkumar AIADMK 7,724
119 Thondamuthur S. P. Velumani AIADMK 64,041
120 Coimbatore (South) Amman K. Arjunan AIADMK 7,419
121 Singanallur N. Karthik DMK 15,180
122 Kinathukadavu A. Shanmugam AIADMK 1,332
123 Pollachi V. Jayaraman AIADMK 13,368
124 Valparai V. Kasthuri Vasu AIADMK 8,244
125 Udumalaipettai Udumali Radhakrishnan AIADMK 5,687
126 Madathukulam R. Jayaramakrishnan DMK 1,667
127 Palani I .P. Senthil Kumar DMK 25,586
128 Oddanchatram R. Sakkarapani DMK 65,727
129 Athoor I. Periasamy DMK 27,147
130 Nilakottai R. Thangathurai AIADMK 14,776
131 Natham M. A. Andi Ambalam DMK 2,110
132 Dindigul Dindigul C. Sreenivasan AIADMK 20,719
133 Vedasandur V. P. B. Paramasivam AIADMK 19,938
134 Aravakurichi V. Senthil Balaji AIADMK 23,661
135 Karur M. R. Vijayabhaskar AIADMK 441
136 Krishnarayapuram M. Geetha AIADMK 35,301
137 Kulithalai E. Ramar DMK 11,896
138 Manapaarai R. Chandrasekar AIADMK 18,277
139 Srirangam S. Valarmathi AIADMK 14,409
140 Tiruchirappalli (West) K. N. Nehru DMK 28,415
141 Tiruchirappalli (East) Vellamandi N. Natarajan AIADMK 21,894
142 Thiruverumbur Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi DMK 16,695
143 Lalgudi A. Soundara Pandian DMK 3,837
144 Manachanallur M. Parameswari AIADMK 7,522
145 Musiri M. Selvarasu AIADMK 32,087
146 Thuraiyur S. Stalinkumar DMK 8,068
147 Perambalur R. Thamizhselvan AIADMK 6,853
148 Kunnam R. T. Ramachandran AIADMK 18,796
149 Ariyalur S. Rajendran AIADMK 2,043
150 Jayankondam J. K. N. Ramajeyalingam AIADMK 22,934
151 Tittakudi V. Ganesan DMK 2,212
152 Vriddhachalam V. T. Kalaiselvan AIADMK 13,777
153 Neyveli Saba Rajendran DMK 17,791
154 Panruti P. Sathya AIADMK 3,128
155 Cuddalore M. C. Sampath AIADMK 24,413
156 Kurinjipadi M. R. K. Panneerselvam DMK 28,108
157 Bhuvanagiri K. Saravanan Durai DMK 5,488
158 Chidambaram Pandian K A AIADMK 265
159 Kattumannarkoil N. Murugumaran AIADMK 23
160 Sirkazhi P. V. Bharathi AIADMK 1899
161 Mayiladuthurai V. Rathakrishnan AIADMK 4,778
162 Poompuhar S. Pavunraj AIADMK 19,935
163 Nagapattinam Thamimum Ansari AIADMK 20,550
164 Kilvelur U. Mathivanan DMK 24,765
165 Vedaranyam O. S. Manian AIADMK 22,998
166 Thiruthuraipoondi P. Adalarasan DMK 13,250
167 Mannargudi T. R. B. Rajaa DMK 29,169
168 Thiruvarur M. Karunanidhi DMK 68,366
169 Nannilam R. Kamaraj AIADMK 576
170 Thiruvidaimarudur Govi. Chezhian DMK 9,897
171 Kumbakonam G. Anbalagan DMK 8,457
172 Papanasam R. Doraikannu AIADMK 1,201
173 Thiruvaiyaru Durai Chandrasekaran DMK 17,218
174 Thanjavur M. Rangaswamy AIADMK 26,874
175 Orathanadu M. Ramachandran DMK 3,645
176 Pattukkottai V. Sekar AIADMK 12,358
177 Peravurani M. Govindarasu AIADMK 995
178 Gandharvakottai B. Arumugam AIADMK 3,047
179 Viralimalai Dr. C. Vijaya Baskar AIADMK 986
180 Pudukkottai Periyannan Arasu DMK 18,891
181 Thirumayam S. Regupathy DMK 766
182 Alangudi Siva.Ve. Meyyanathan DMK 9,941
183 Aranthangi E. Rathinasabhapathy AIADMK 2,291
184 Karaikudi Kr. Ramasamy INC 21,216
185 Tiruppattur
(Sivaganga)
A. Nallathambi DMK 43,787
186 Sivaganga G. Baskaran AIADMK 6,636
187 Manamadurai S. Mariappankennady AIADMK 14,889
188 Melur P. Selvam AIADMK 19,723
189 Madurai East Moorthy P DMK 32,772
190 Sholavandan K. Manickam AIADMK 24,857
191 Madurai North V. V. Rajan Chellappa AIADMK 18,839
192 Madurai South S. S. Saravanan AIADMK 23,763
193 Madurai Central P.T.R.Palanivel

Thiagarajan

DMK 31,871
194 Madurai West Sellur K. Raju AIADMK 1,112
195 Thiruparankundram S. M. Seenivel AIADMK 22,992
196 Tirumangalam R. B. Udhaya Kumar AIADMK 23,590
197 Usilampatti P.Neethipathi AIADMK 32,906
198 Andipatti Thanga Tamil Selvan AIADMK 30,196
199 Periyakulam K. Kathirkamu AIADMK 14,350
200 Bodinayakanur O. Panneerselvam AIADMK 15,608
201 Cumbum S. T. K. Jakkayian AIADMK 11,221
202 Rajapalayam S. Thangappandian DMK 4,802
203 Srivilliputhur M. Chandra Prabha AIADMK 36,673
204 Sattur S. G. Subramanian AIADMK 4,427
205 Sivakasi K. T. Rajenthra Bhalaji AIADMK 14,748
206 Virudhunagar A. R. R. Seenivasan DMK 2,870
207 Aruppukkottai K. K. S. S. R. Ramachandran DMK 18,054
208 Tiruchuli Thangam Thennarasu DMK 26,577
209 Paramakudi Dr. S. Muthiah AIADMK 11,389
210 Tiruvadanai Karunas AIADMK 8,696
211 Ramanathapuram Dr. M. Manikandan AIADMK 33,222
212 Mudhukulathur S. Pandi INC 19,911
213 Vilathikulam K. Uma Maheswari AIADMK 18,718
214 Thoothukudi P. Geetha Jeevan DMK 20,908
215 Tiruchendur Anitha R. Radhakrishnan DMK 26,001
216 Srivaikuntam S. P. Shanmuganathan AIADMK 3,531
217 Ottapidaram R. Sundararaj AIADMK 493
218 Kovilpatti C. Kadambur Raju AIADMK 428
219 Sankarankovil V. M. Rajalakshmi AIADMK 14,489
220 Vasudevanallur A. Manoharan AIADMK 18,758
221 Kadayanallur K.A.M. Muhammed Abubacker IUML 1,194
222 Tenkasi S. Selvamohandas Pandian AIADMK 462
223 Alangulam Poongothai Aladi Aruna DMK 4,754
224 Tirunelveli A. L. S. Lakshmanan Pillai DMK 601
225 Ambasamudram R. Murugaiah Pandian AIADMK 13,166
226 Palayamkottai T. P. M. Mohideen Khan DMK 15,872
227 Nanguneri H. Vasanthakumar INC 17,315
228 Radhapuram I.Inbadurai AIADMK 49
229 Kanniyakumari S. Austin DMK 5,912
230 Nagercoil N. Suresh Rajan DMK 20,956
231 Colachel J. G. Prince INC 26,028
232 Padmanabhapuram T. Mano Thangaraj DMK 40,905
233 Vilavancode S. Vijayadharani INC 43,298
234 Killiyoor S. Rajeshkumar INC 46,295

Top 10 Biggest VictoriesEdit

Constituency Winner Party Runner up Party Margin
Thiruvarur Karunanidhi .M DMK Pannerselvam .R AIADMK 68366
Oddanchatram Sakkarapani.R DMK Kitusamy AIADMK 65727
Thondamuthur Velumani S P AIADMK Kovai Syed @ Syed Mohammed M A MMK 64041
Tiruvannamalai Velu E V DMK Rajan K AIADMK 50348
Kumarapalayam Thangamani.P AIADMK Yuvaraj P DMK 47329
Killiyoor Rajesh Kumar S INC Pon. Vijayaragavan BJP 46295
Edappadi Palaniswami K AIADMK Annadurai N PMK 42022
Tiruppattur Periakaruppan K R DMK Asokan K R AIADMK 42004
Tirukkoyilur Ponmudy K DMK Gothandaraman G AIADMK 41057
Padhmanabhapuram T. Mano Thangaraj DMK K. P. Rajendra Prasad AIADMK 40905

Top 10 Smallest victoriesEdit

Constituency Winner Party Runner up Party Margin
Radhapuram Inbadurai I S AIADMK Appavu M. DMK 60
Kattumannarkoil Murugumaran N AIADMK Thirumaavalavan Thol VCK 87
Tindivanam Seethapathy P DMK Rajendran S P AIADMK 101
Cheyyur Arasu R T DMK Munusamy AIADMK 304
Kovilpatti Kadambur Raju C AIADMK Subramanian A DMK 428
Karur Vijayabhaskar M R AIADMK Bank Subramanian K INC 441
Tenkasi Selvamohandas Pandian S AIADMK Palani Nadar S INC 462
Ottapidaram Sundararaj R AIADMK Dr.Krishnasamy K PT 493
Perambur Vetrivel P AIADMK Dhanapalan N R Perunthalaivar Makkal Katchi 519
Thiruvidaimarudur Chezhiaan Govi DMK Settu U AIADMK 532

Performance of political partiesEdit

PARTY CONTESTED WON FD VOTES SEATS

SHARE IN VALID VOTES VOTE %

! POLLED IN STATE IN

SEATS % CONTESTE

STATE PARTIES
AIADMK 232 135 2 17616266 40.77% 41.06
DMDK 104 0 103 1034384 2.39% 5.42
DMK 180 88 0 13669116 31.64% 41.35
PMK 232 0 212 2300558 5.32% 5.41
STATE PARTIES – OTHER STATE
AIFB 33 0 33 44546 0.10% 0.74
AIMIM 2 0 2 10289 0.02% 2.78
IUML 5 1 0 313808 0.73% 33.28
JD(S) 2 0 2 711 0.00% 0.20
JD(U) 6 0 6 2082 0.00% 0.18
JKNPP 2 0 2 297 0.00% 0.08
LJP 23 0 23 4146 0.01% 0.10
|RJD 1 0 1 9 0 0.00% 0.05
SHS 36 0 36 13640 0.03% 0.21
SP 26 0 26 4464 0.01% 0.09
NATIONAL PARTIES
BJP 188 0 180 1228704 2.84℅ 3.57
BSP 158 0 156 97823 0.23% 0.34
CPI 25 0 23 340290 0.79% 7.25
CPM 25 0 25 307303 0.71% 6.80
INC 41 8 0 2774075 6.42% 36.74
NCP 20 0 20 11842 0.03% 0.30
REGISTERED (UNRECOGNISED) PARTIES
ABHM 1 0 1 211 0.00% 0.13
AIFB(S) 2 0 2 5950 0.01% 1.52
AIJMK 3 0 3 953 0.00% 0.15
AIPMK 2 0 2 1321 0.00% 0.38
AIWUP 1 0 1 72 0.00% 0.04
AMMK 4 0 4 698 0.00% 0.09
APNP 3 0 3 428 0.00% 0.08
AUK 2 0 2 147 0.00% 0.04
CDF 1 0 1 170 0.00% 0.10
CPI(ML)(L) 10 0 10 4972 0.01% 0.23
CPIM 2 0 2 378 0.00% 0.12
DCLF 1 0 1 1411 0.00% 0.82
DMMK 1 0 1 121 0.00% 0.08
DMSK 2 0 2 199 0.00% 0.06
ETMK 6 0 6 5257 0.01% 0.45
FIP 4 0 4 1359 0.00% 0.14
GAPP 3 0 3 710 0.00% 0.14
GPI 6 0 6 1840 0.00% 0.16

ControversiesEdit

On 3 May, News 7 and Dinamalar released an opinion poll giving an edge for DMK over AIADMK. But some editions of Dinamalar carried a statement on the first page distancing itself from the surveys.[60] In an instance VVPAT was helpful in resolving an issue pertaining to a tally of votes in Kancheepuram (State Assembly Constituency) as the number of votes entered in the Form 17C of a polling booth and the total number of votes recorded in the EVM control unit of that booth did not tally.[61]

Cash for votesEdit

Wide spread allegations of parties bribing voters with cash were raised and the Election commission responded by increasing the number of flying squads to conduct raids and prevent distribution of cash for votes.[62][63][64] First time in the Indian history Rs 570 crores of three containers captured in Tirupur, no one claimed for that money at the first day. Later SBI claimed that money. Many parties like CPI(M), CPI, VCK, MDMK, PMK, wanted clear information about that money.[citation needed]

Postponement of pollsEdit

The Election Commission postponed the polls in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies due to reports of distribution of huge sums of money and alcohol to voters. The polling was initially postponed to 13 June, despite the Governor of Tamil Nadu requesting that it should happen before 1 June. The date was subsequently amended to November.[citation needed]

By-ElectionEdit

On 26 October 2016, the Election Commission announced that the election for Thiruparankundram, Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies would be held on 19 November 2016.[65] The outcome was:[citation needed]

Constituency Total Voters Polled Votes Polled % Winner Party Runner up Party Margin
Aravakurichi 2,00,352 1,64,582 82% V. Senthil Balaji DMK K. C. Palanisamy ADMK 23,661
Thiruparankundram 2,86,483 2,45,511 89% Saravanan P. DMK Muniyandi ADMK 42,670

22 by election resultsEdit

See alsoEdit

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