DMK president M Karunanidhi
- Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi wins Thiruvarur seat.
- He defeated his nearest AIADMK rival by 68,366 votes.
- Tamil Nadu’s ruling party AIADMK retains power .
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president M Karunanidhi wins Thiruvarur seat defeating his nearest AIADMK rival by 68,366 votes, the Election Commission said Today.
This is the 13th time Karunanidhi, now 91, has won an assembly election. He has never been defeated since he began contesting elections in 1957.
But Karunanidhi’s victory did not prove beneficial for his party. Tamil Nadu’s ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party was ahead of the DMK as officials counted the millions of votes polled to pick a new 234-member assembly.
Of the 137 constituencies where early trends were available, the AIADMK had forged ahead in 73 while the Congress-DMK alliance was a close second at 64 places.
Elections took place on May 16 in 232 constituencies after polling was postponed in two places: Thanjavur and Aravakurichi.
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