Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Results 2016: As it happened

Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK juggernaut rolled on Thursday getting a simple majority in Tamil Nadu.

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 00:36

Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK juggernaut rolled on Thursday getting a simple majority with the Chief Minister bucking the anti-incumbency trend and retaining power in Tamil Nadu for a second consecutive term, the first time by anyone in the last three decades in the state.

Tamil Nadu Election Results in Tamil on zeenews.india.com/tamil


19 May 2016, 21:04 PM

DMK's Radhapuram candidate M Appavu protests outside counting booth. He lost to AIADMK's IS Inbadurai by a margin of 49 votes

19 May 2016, 21:03 PM

DMK's S.Thangapandian wins Rajapalayam, DMK candidate K.Sundar wins Uthiramerur, AIADMK's A.Prabhu wins Kallakurichi, DMK's B.Ranganathan wins Villivakkam, AIADMK's A.Prabhu wins Kallakurichi, DMK's Inbasekaran wins Pennagaram, V.N.Virugai Ravi from AIADMK wins Virugambakkam, DMK's S.Thangapandian wins Rajapalayam: Election Commission


19 May 2016, 20:27 PM

If DMK was aware of the malpractices, it should have halted the process then and there, says AIADMK's Durai Pandian on Stalin's charges of collusion between Election Commission and Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK


19 May 2016, 20:21 PM

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy resigns following defeat of his AINRC in assembly elections

19 May 2016, 20:12 PM

Tamil Nadu election: We have given enough complaints to chief election officer regarding violations by AIADMK & we have lost confidence in Election Commission, says party supreme MK Stalin


19 May 2016, 20:11 PM

Tamil Nadu election: DMK may move court if EC doesn't act on their allegation against AIADMK (of using its influence to win elections), says party supreme MK Stalin

19 May 2016, 20:10 PM

Tamil Nadu assembly election: DMK supreme Stalin claims collusion between AIADMK and Election Commission

19 May 2016, 20:08 PM

Tamil Nadu assembly election: DMK should accept defeat and start acting as opposition, says BJP senior leader Subramanian Swamy

19 May 2016, 19:39 PM

Tamil Nadu status at 7.40 pm

Tamil Nadu polls result

19 May 2016, 19:23 PM

AIADMK's R Murugaiah Pandian defeated Avudaiappan of DMK by a margin of 13,166 votes in Ambasamudram; DMK's Nandakumar AP beats Kalaiarasu of AIADMK in Anaikattu

19 May 2016, 18:51 PM

Latest trends in Tamil Nadu as per ECI at 6.51 pm:

Tamil Nadu poll result

19 May 2016, 18:14 PM

"Even when 10 parties allied themselves against me, I did not have a coalition and I placed my faith in God and built an alliance with the people. It is clear that the people have faith in me and I have total faith in the people," said AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, in her victory speech

19 May 2016, 18:05 PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa retains her Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency, trounces her nearest DMK rival by a large margin.

19 May 2016, 18:02 PM

DMK's Poongothai Aladi Aruna defeated K Hepzi of AIDMK by a margin of 4,754 votes in Alangulam constituency of Tamil Nadu

19 May 2016, 17:55 PM

In Kerala, BJP's vote share has increased from 6 to nearly 15%. In Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, we have maintained our vote share, says BJP party chief Amit Shah

19 May 2016, 17:53 PM

Meyyanathan Siva of DMK beats Gnanakalaiselvan AIADMK by a margin of 9,941 votes in Alangudi legislative assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu

19 May 2016, 17:43 PM

Latest trends in Tamil Nadu as per ECI at 5.42 pm:

Tamil Nadu assembly election result

19 May 2016, 17:26 PM

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi wins Thiruvarur seat defeating his nearest AIADMK rival by 68,366 votes, says Election Commission

19 May 2016, 16:29 PM

Tamil Nadu Trends/Results at 4.30 pm, as per ECI:

19 May 2016, 16:27 PM

When last reports came in, Jayalalithaa was leading by over 15,000 votes in Dr RK Nagar constituency in Chennai. Her arch-rival and DMK president M Karunanidhi retained his Tiruvarur constituency by a huge margin of more than 65,000 votes.

Karunanidhi's son and DMK treasurer M K Stalin was leading by more than 15,000 votes in Kolathur.

19 May 2016, 16:21 PM

19 May 2016, 15:38 PM

In Tamil Nadu, the Trends/Results available for 232 seats at 3.40 pm as per ECI are as follows:

AIADMK: Wins - 33; Leading - 101 (134)

DMK+: Wins - 24, Leading - 71 (95)

19 May 2016, 15:36 PM

Final tally in Puducherry

19 May 2016, 15:31 PM

All the results have been declared in Puducherry and the DMK-Congress alliance has registered victory in the Union Territory, defeating the ruling All India NR Congress (AINRC).

According to the Election Commission, the Indian National Congress won 15 seats and DMK 2, taking the alliance tally to 17 - one more than the 16 required to form government in the 30-member Puducherry Assembly.

AINRC, on the other hand, could manage to win only eight seats while AIADMK won four.

One seat was bagged by an Independent candidate.

19 May 2016, 14:41 PM

19 May 2016, 14:29 PM

Mandate of people of Tamil Nadu was for DMK, but unfortunately, crores of rupees were spent by Jayalalithaa - Dayanidhi Maran

19 May 2016, 14:22 PM

Puducherry status at 2.20 pm

19 May 2016, 14:21 PM

Tamil Nadu status at 2.20 pm

19 May 2016, 14:15 PM

PCC president A Namassivayam wins in Villianur, defeating nearest AINRC rival Theni C Jayakumar by margin of over 8,000 votes - PTI

19 May 2016, 14:12 PM

I have no other interest in life except for working for the people of Tamil Nadu - Jayalalithaa

19 May 2016, 14:06 PM

I'll continue to strive for the betterment of this state till my last breath - Jayalalithaa

19 May 2016, 14:05 PM

I also thank the leaders and workers of AIADMK as well as friendly parties - Jayalalithaa

19 May 2016, 14:05 PM

19 May 2016, 14:04 PM

I will show my gratitude in the form of actions that I will take after forming the government - Jayalalithaa

19 May 2016, 14:03 PM

Thank the people of Tamil Nadu for giving us a historic victory. After 1984, it is for the first time that a CM has been re-elected, says Jayalalithaa.

19 May 2016, 13:22 PM

Trends/ Results available in Puducherry at 1.20 pm, as per ECI:

INC: Wins - 8, Leading - 2

AINRC: Wins - 8, Leading - 0

AIADMK: Wins - 1, Leading - 2

DMK: Wins - 1, Leading - 0

Independent: Wins - 1, Leading - 0

Total seats for which trends/results available: 23

19 May 2016, 13:19 PM

Latest trends in Tamil Nadu as per ECI at 1.20 pm:

AIADMK: Win -3; Leading - 127

DMK+: Leading - 99

PMK: Leading - 1

Trends/Results available for seats: 231

19 May 2016, 13:17 PM

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh says the alliance had had a strong showing in Tamil Nadu.

19 May 2016, 13:17 PM

In other trends, AIADMK ministers R Natham Viswanathan (Athur), R Vaithilingam (Orathanadu), P Palaniyappan (Pappireddippatti) S Gokula Indira (Anna Nagar) and B Valarmathi (Thousand Lights) are trailing their rivals. 

DMK's TRB Rajaa is trailing AIADMK's S Kamaraji in Mannargudi segment.

Senior DMK leader Duraimurugan is leading in Katpadi.

19 May 2016, 13:15 PM

In Tamil Nadu, VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan is trailing AIADMK and Congress in Kattumannarkoil (SC) constituency.

19 May 2016, 13:14 PM

The six seats from which AINRC has won in Puducherry include: Indira Nagar (Chief Minister N Rangasamy), Kadirgamam (N S J Jayabal), Karaikal North (P R N Thirumurugan), Mangalam (S V Sugumaran), Mannadipet (T P R Selvame) and Nedungadu (Chandirapriyanga).

19 May 2016, 13:11 PM

19 May 2016, 12:39 PM

False campaigning by DMK has been defeated. People of Tamil Nadu have rejected family politics carried out by our opponents - Jayalalithaa

19 May 2016, 12:39 PM

I convey my heartiest thanks to voters who have reaffirmed their faith on me and given me another chance - Jayalalithaa

19 May 2016, 12:37 PM

In Puducherry, Congress has won 6 seats and is leading in 2 as per trends available at 12.35 pm. Its alliance partner DMK is leading in 2 seats.

AINRC, on the other hand, has won 7 seats and is leading in 1.

AIADMK has won one seat and is leading in one more.

Trends/Results are available for 21 seats so far out of total 30.

19 May 2016, 12:35 PM

As per Tamil Nadu trends available at 12.35 pm, AIADMK is leading in 131 seats and DMK+ in 97.

Trends are available for 231 seats so far out of total 232 for which votes are being counted today. The state has 234 Assembly constituencies.

19 May 2016, 12:29 PM

"I will fulfill all the promises I made in the manifesto and work day and night to make Tamil Nadu number one in India," says AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa.

19 May 2016, 12:03 PM

Trends/Results in Puducherry as per ECI at 12 noon:

19 May 2016, 12:01 PM

Trends/Results in Tamil Nadu at 12 noon, as per ECI.

19 May 2016, 11:59 AM

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