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Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: DMK races ahead of AIADMK, looks set to form government

The DMK leads in 118 seats, while the AIADMK is up in 80. Congress leads in 12 seats, PMK in 10 and the BJP in four.

Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: DMK races ahead of AIADMK, looks set to form government-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published May 2, 2021, 1:24 PM IST
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As per the Election Commission of India's update, the DMK has emerged with a massive lead in 118 seats, the halfway mark in Tamil Nadu, while the AIADMK is leading in 80 seats.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami is leading in his constituency Edapaddi, an AIADMK bastion. The 4-time MLA is leading by nearly 25,000 votes after the sixth round of counting.

According to official trends, DMK president MK Stalin is leading from the Kolathur assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.

Neither Kamal Haasan's MNM nor TTV Dhinakaran's AMMA are faring well this election. Haasan, however, is leading by 2,700 votes in Coimbatore South against Congress candidate Mayura S Jayakumar at the end of the sixth round. In Kovilpatti, Dhinakaran trails AIADMK Minister Kadambur C Raju, who leads by 1,500 votes at the end of the 7th round.

In terms of vote share, DMK has garnered nearly 37% of votes, while AIADMK has nearly 35%. DMK workers and supporters have already started celebrating outside Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters in Chennai.

In the 234-seat House, a party needs at least 118 seats to win the election. This election is the first in the state without two of Tamil Nadu's towering political figures, M Karunanidhi and J Jayalalithaa.

Tamil Nadu has traditionally seen the DMK and the AIADMK hold power alternately since 1967. However, AIADMK emerged victorious in the last two Assembly elections under the leadership of Jayalalithaa.

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