TN Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: DMK’s Dominance and BJP’s Struggle

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TN Lok Sabha Election Results 2024: The vote counting for all 39 seats in Tamil Nadu is in progress. The state saw a fierce three-way battle among the ruling DMK, AIADMK, and the BJP-led NDA. Historically, the BJP has struggled to establish a foothold in Tamil Nadu, a state dominated for decades by the Dravidian parties DMK and AIADMK. However, this election marks a potential turning point, with the BJP, under K Annamalai’s leadership, making notable progress. Remarkably, the BJP decided to go solo, contesting without its long-time ally AIADMK, demonstrating a bold strategy that appears to be paying off.

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DMK and Congress Take the Lead

The DMK leads in 16 seats, while the Congress is ahead in 9. This strong performance underscores the dominance of the INDIA bloc in Tamil Nadu.

AIADMK is leading in Namakkal

The AIADMK leads in the Namakkal constituency, marking their presence in the ongoing election results.

NDA’s Struggle for Seats

The NDA leads by just 2 seats, indicating a challenging election for them in Tamil Nadu. This is a significant setback for the BJP and its leader, K Annamalai, who is trailing in Coimbatore.

Current Seat Distribution

The DMK is ahead in 14 seats, and Congress is leading in 6. The NDA has yet to secure a lead in a substantial number of seats, reflecting the tough competition they face.

INDIA Bloc’s Dominance

The INDIA bloc, comprising DMK, Congress, and the Left, is leading in 20 seats, demonstrating their strong electoral strategy and voter base in Tamil Nadu.

Exit Poll Predictions

Axis My India’s exit poll predicts 2-4 seats for the NDA and 33-37 seats for the INDIA bloc. The poll highlights a close contest in Coimbatore, where Annamalai is a key candidate.

Historical Context

In the 2019 elections, the DMK-led alliance won 38 out of 39 seats, leaving only one seat for the AIADMK. This historical success sets a high benchmark for the current elections.

BJP’s New Alliances

This time, the BJP has formed alliances with Anbumani Ramadoss’s Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), GK Vasan-led Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar), TTV Dhinakaran’s Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam (AMMK), and four other smaller regional parties. The BJP is contesting 19 seats, PMK 10, and TMC-M 3.

DMK-Led Alliance

From the ruling alliance, the DMK is contesting 21 seats, Congress 9, and the Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) are contesting 2 seats each. The elections have seen intense three-way battles between the DMK, AIADMK, and BJP.

Key Constituencies

K Annamalai is contesting from Coimbatore, one of the most closely watched constituencies. Other high-profile seats include Thoothukudi (Kanimozhi Karunanidhi), Nilgiris (DMK’s A Raja vs. BJP’s L Murugan), Sriperumbudur (TR Baalu), and Sivaganga (Karti Chidambaram).

Prominent Candidates

Former Telangana Governor and BJP’s Tamilisai Soundararajan is contesting from South Chennai. TTV Dhinakaran is running from Theni, and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is contesting as an Independent from Ramanathapuram.

High-Stakes Battles

Soundararajan faces incumbent DMK MP T Sumathy, alias Tamizhachi Thangapandian, in South Chennai. The AIADMK has fielded ex-MP Dr. J Jayavardhan, who previously won the seat in 2014.

Polling Details

Tamil Nadu went to the polls in the first phase on April 19. The state has witnessed a high-stakes and closely contested election, with the final results eagerly awaited by all parties involved.

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