Leads: DMK crosses halfway mark in Tamil Nadu
May 02, 2021  11:52
Trends continued to indicate a clear edge for the DMK combine over the ruling AIADMK front as counting of votes for the April 6 assembly elections got underway on Sunday. 

 The DMK combine is leading in 139 Assembly constituencies while the AIADMK front is ahead in 92 segments. 

 Victory in 118 of the total 234 constituencies will ensure a simple majority. A key pointer in the trends available so far is that there is no distinct wave in favour of the DMK and that the AIADMK continued as a force to be reckoned with despite the burden of a 10-year anti-incumbency. 

Exit polls had projected anywhere between 160 and 190 seats for the DMK front. Top AIADMK leaders, Chief Minister K Palaniswami was comforably leading in his home segment of Edappadi in Salem district, while Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is trailing his main rival, DMK's Thanga Tamilselvan, a former party colleague, by a thin margin.

Interestingly, poll strategist Prashant Kishor has been advising the DMK in TN and the TMC in West Bengal. 
« Back to LIVE