Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016: Jayalalithaa's supporters congratulate her on victory - Watch video

Chennai, battered by floods in December, dumped the AIADMK.

Updated: May 19, 2016, 14:56 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016: Jayalalithaa's supporters congratulate her on victory - Watch video

Chennai: Claiming victory as trends gave her party a clear majority in the 234-member Tamil Nadu Assembly, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday termed the people's verdict as historic as against the "family rule" of DMK.

Jayalalithaa's AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in assembly elections, the biggest popularity test after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

There were noisy celebrations outside Jayalalithaa's residence in Chennai. Holding her portraits, supporters danced to music and burst firecrackers.

But Chennai, battered by floods in December, dumped the AIADMK. Its candidates trailed in 12 of the 16 constituencies.

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