Tamil nadu Assembly Elections 2016 Results
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'Amma Nadu': J Jayalalithaa defeats incumbency, all set to become first Tamil Nadu CM to get re-elected in 30 years
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief J Jayalalithaa on Thursday proved pollsters wrong with a stunning performance in the Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016, votes for which are still being counted.
Orginally scheduled to be held on May 16, polling to the two segments was deferred till May 23 due to charges of bribing of voters.
AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa is all set to be elected as leader of the Legislature Party today, setting the stage for her to be sworn in as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for the sixth time.
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday crushed the Opposition and Tamil Nadu's AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in Assembly elections. On the other hand, the BJP stormed to power in Assam while the Left made a comeback in Kerala amid a washout in West Bengal.
Assembly Elections 2016: Mamata decimates Left in West Bengal, BJP routs Congress in Assam, Jayalalithaa creates history in Tamil Nadu, Left reclaims Kerala
The BJP on Thursday made history in Assam, decimating Congress which was dethroned in Kerala too even as Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee romped home for a second consecutive term in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
Assembly Elections 2016: Across India, people are placing their faith in BJP, says PM Modi (Watch video)
PM Modi said on Thursday - "I thank the people of this country for reposing faith in the BJP."
Jayalalitha on Thursday retained power in Tamil Nadu bagging the chief ministerial post for the second consecutive term.
Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK juggernaut rolled on Thursday getting a simple majority in Tamil Nadu.
Taken aback by the drubbing the Left Front-Congress alliance received in the West Bengal assembly polls, two opposition leaders, who played a key role in forging the unlikely pact, on Thursday blamed the "adverse political atmosphere" and the "selective transfer of BJP votes in specific constituencies" for the electoral debacle.
After the terrible drubbing BJP faced in Delhi and Bihar, Amit Shah seems to have revived his Midas touch capturing power in Assam for the first time and opening an account in Kerala.
Neither of these two achievements can be understated as the North East and South of India have traditionally eluded the BJP, remaining in the tight grip of Congress, Left or Regional parties.
Most exit polls after voting ended on May 16 had predicted a DMK win.