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Tamil Nadu Elections 2015 – Updates and Results

Tamil Nadu Latest News And Updates

July 29, 2015 10:18 AM
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Quick facts for Tamil Nadu Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies39
Assembly Constituencies 234
Ruling PartyAIADMK
Opposition PartyDesiya Murpokku Dravida kazhagam
Chief MinisterJayaram Jayalalitha
GovernorKonijeti Rosaiah (Additional Charge of Karnataka)
Chief Electoral OfficerDr. Sandeep Saxena
AddressTamilnadu Secretariat, St. George Fort, Chennai- 600009


Tamilnadu Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) mark another victorious win in the state by winning 37 seats out of 39 seats
in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. One of the largest state in India, Tamil Nadu is a political hub for many political parties in the country. Besides the major political parties like Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the state is majorly run by many regional parties like All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), Desia Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Presently, the state is governed by the AIADMK and headed by the Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha. The 2009 Lok Sabha was won by DMK with an alliance with INC. Tamil Nadu has 39 parliamentary constituencies, out of which seven are reserved for the Scheduled Castes. Elections for the 39 constituencies in 2014 were held on a single day. All the major political parties were hitting at Tamil Nadu as an important state, as the 39 seats could have changed the political scene in the state. The predictions in the exit and the opinion polls by various sources stated that AIADMK would grab maximum number of seats followed by DMK and Congress.

Tamilnadu in south India is one of the larger states of the country. The state is the seventh most populous, though it is the eleventh in size. The state was known as Madras at Independence. Elections have been held in the state since the constitution of its first legislative assembly with 206 members in 1952.

About TamilNadu Elections

The state was renamed Tamil Nadu in August 1968 and the strength of its Legislative Assembly became 234.

The Indian National Congress (INC) was the prominent party in the early years of independence. Justice Party headed by Periyar E V Ramasamy was one of the earliest regional parties in the state. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), founded in 1949 by C N Annadurai , himself a former Justice Party member, came to power for the first time in 1967. The other main political party of the state, the AIADMK, was founded in 1972 by Dr M G Ramachandran, on leaving the DMK. The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIDMK) led by M G Ramachandran formed the first state government in 1977. M G R remained in power as the CM for ten years till his death in 1987. DMK, currently headed by M Karunanidhi came to power in 1989. Since then each party has formed the government alternately. Currently Jayaram Jayalalitha of the AIADMK is the Chief Minister. M Karrunanidhi of the DMK has been the Chief Minister of the state five times.

In General Election to the Lok Sabha in 2009 DMK in alliance with INC and VKC won 27 out of 39 seats. DMK is part of the United Progressive Alliance with INC. AIADMK contested the 2009 elections as part of a Third Front with CPI and CPI (M).

Some of the prominent politicians of the state have been Shri G K Moopanar, former AICC General Secretary, Shri K Kamaraj and J Jayalalithaa former Chief Minister of the state.

Main Political Parties

The main national parties in the state are:
  • The Indian National congress
  • The Bharatiya Janata party
  • The Communist party of India (Marxist)
  • The Communist Party of India
The main state and regional parties are:
  • All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)
  • Desia Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK)
  • Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
  • Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK)
  • Manithaneya Makkal Katchi
  • Puthiya Tamizagam
  • All India Forward Bloc
  • Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi

Constituencies in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has 39 parliamentary constituencies out of which 7 are reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled castes. Some of the parliamentary constituencies are Thiruvallur, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chennai Central, Sriperumbudur, Kancheepuram, Arakkonam, Vellore, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Arani, Kallakurichi, Salem, Namakkhal, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Pollachi, Dindigul. There are 234 state assembly constituencies out of which 44 are reserved for candidates belonging to scheduled castes and 2 are reserved for candidates belonging to scheduled tribes. Some of the state assembly constituencies are Hosur, Aravakurichi, Maduravoyal, Athoor, Ambattur, Kurinjipadi, Anna Nagar, Thiruvarur, Cumbum, Mannargudi, Sankari, Poompuhar, Veerapandi, Nagapattinam, Singanallur, Edappadi, Jolarpet, Villivakkam, Papanasam, Tiruchengodu, Kovilpatti, Bhuvanagiri, Kanniyakumari, Villupuram, Manachanallur, Madurai central, Nagercoil, Palani, Melur, Thanjavur.

State Legislative Assembly Elections

The last state assembly elections were held in 2011. The number of elector who voted was 36756813. The number was 78 % of the total number of electors. The AIADMK won 150 seats. Its alliance partners DDMK won 29 seats and the CPI won 10 seats. The DMK, the incumbent government, won 23. The INC won 5 seats. The AIADMK formed the government and the current Chief Minister is Jayaram Jayalalitha of the AIADMK. The Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative assembly is Shri D Jayakumar and the Deputy speaker is Shri P Dhanapal. The Leader of the House is O Panneerselvam and the Leader of the Opposition is Shri Vijaykant.

Tamil Nadu has a unicameral legislature with one house of the State Legislative Assembly. The Tamil Nadu State Legislative Assembly is also known as the Vidhan Sabha. The strength of the state assembly is 234 directly elected members and one member nominated from the Anglo Indian community. The tenure of the house is five year unless it is dissolved.The state has 39 directly elected members in the Lok Sabha and 18 indirectly elected members in the Rajya Sabha in the Indian Parliament.

Regular elections are held for the state assembly and Lok Sabha seats. Apart from these, the state conducts elections for the local bodies including 10 urban municipal corporations, municipalities and town Panchayats.

Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1J. Jayalalithaa May 23, 2015PresentAIADMK
2O. Panneerselvam Sept 29, 2014May 22, 2015 AIADMK
3J. Jayalalithaa May 16, 2011September 27, 2014 AIADMK
4M. Karunanidhi May 13, 2006May 15, 2011 
4J. Jayalalithaa Mar 2, 2002May 12, 2006AIADMK
5O. PanneerselvamSep 21, 2001Mar 1, 2002AIADMK
7J. JayalalithaaMay 14, 2001Sep 21, 2001AIADMK
8M. Karunanidhi May 13, 1996May 13, 2001DMK
9J. JayalalithaaJun 24, 1991May 12, 1996AIADMK
10President's ruleJan 30, 1991Jun 24, 1991 
11M. Karunanidhi Jan 27, 1989Jan 30, 1991DMK
12President's ruleJan 30, 1988Jan 27, 1989 
13Janaki Ramachandran Jan 7, 1988Jan 30, 1988AIADMK
14V.R. Nedunchezhiyan (acting)Dec 24, 1987Jan 7, 1988AIADMK
15M. G. RamachandranFeb 10, 1985Dec 24, 1987AIADMK
16M. G. RamachandranJun 9, 1980Nov 15, 1984AIADMK
17President's ruleFeb 17, 1980Jun 9, 1980 
18M. G. RamachandranJun 30, 1977Feb 17, 1980AIADMK
19President's ruleJan 31, 1976Jun 30, 1977 
20M. KarunanidhiMar 15, 1971Jan 31, 1976DMK
21M. KarunanidhiFeb 10, 1969Jan 4, 1971DMK
22V.R. Nedunchezhiyan (acting)Feb 3, 1969Feb 10, 1969DMK
23C. N. AnnaduraiJan 14, 1969Feb 3, 1969DMK
24C. N. AnnaduraiMar 6, 1967Jan 14, 1969DMK
25M. BakthavatsalamOct 2, 1963Mar 6, 1967INC
26K. KamarajMar 15, 1962Oct 2, 1963INC
27K. KamarajApr 13, 1957Mar 1, 1962INC
28K. KamarajApr 13, 1954Mar 31, 1957INC
29C. Rajagopalachari Apr 10, 1952Apr 13, 1954INC
30P. S. Kumaraswamy RajaJan 26, 1950Apr 9, 1952INC

List of Governors of Tamil Nadu

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Konijeti RosaiahAug 31, 2011Present
2Sardar Surjit Singh BarnalaNov 3, 2004Aug 31, 2011
3P. S. Ramamohan RaoJan 18, 2002Nov 3, 2004
4Dr. C. Rangarajan (additional charge)Jul 3, 2001Jan 18, 2002
5Justice M. Fathima BeeviJan 25, 1997Jul 3, 2001
6Krishan Kant (additional charge)Dec 2, 1996Jan 25, 1997
7Marri Chenna ReddyMay 31, 1993Dec 2, 1996
8Bhishma Narain SinghFeb 15, 1991May 31, 1993
9Sardar Surjit Singh BarnalaMay 24, 1990Feb 15, 1991
10P. C. AlexanderFeb 17, 1988May 24, 1990
11Sundar Lal KhuranaSep 3, 1982Feb 17, 1988
12Sadiq AliNov 4, 1980Sep 3, 1982
13Justice M. M. Ismail (acting)Oct 27, 1980Nov 4, 1980
14Prabhudas B. PatwariApr 27, 1977Oct 27, 1980
15Justice P. Govindan Nair (acting)Apr 9, 1977Apr 27, 1977
16Mohan Lal SukhadiaJun 16, 1976Apr 8, 1977
17Kodardas Kalidas ShahMay 27, 1971Jun 16, 1976
18Sardar Ujjal SinghJan 14, 1969May 27, 1971
19Sardar Ujjal Singh (acting till 16 June 1967)Jun 28, 1966Jan 14, 1969
20Maharaja Sir Jayachamaraja Wodeyar BahadurDec 7, 1965Jun 28, 1966
21P. Chandra ReddyNov 24, 1964Dec 7, 1965
22Maharaja Sir Jayachamaraja Wodeyar BahadurMay 4, 1964Nov 24, 1964
23Bhishnuram MedhiJan 24, 1958May 4, 1964
24Pakala Venkata Rajamannar (acting)Oct 1, 1957Jan 24, 1958
25A. J. John, AnaparambilDec 10, 1956Sep 30, 1957
26Sri PrakasaMar 12, 1952Dec 10, 1956
27Maharaja Sir Krishna Kumarasinhji BhavsinhjiSep 7, 1948Mar 12, 1952
28Lieutenant-General Sir Archibald Edward NyeMay 6, 1946Sep 7, 1948

Cabinet Ministers of Tamil Nadu

MinistriesName of Minsiter
Chief Minister, Public, Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, General Administration, District Revenue Officers, Police, Home.J. Jayalalithaa
Minister for Finance and Public Works Department, Finance, Planning, Legislative Assembly, Elections and Passports,Public Works , Irrigation including Minor Irrigation, Programme WorksO.Panneerselvam
Minister for Electricity,Prohibition and Excise, Electricity,Non-Conventional Energy Development, Prohibition and Excise, Molasses.Natham R.Viswanathan
Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Housing, Rural Housing and Housing Development, Slum Clearance Board and Accommodation Control, Town Planning, Urban Development and Chennai Metropolitan Development AuthorityR.Vaithilingam
Minister for Highways And Minor Ports, Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Rural Industries including cottage Industries and Small Industries, Labour, Population, Employment and Training, Newsprint Control, Census and Urban and Rural Employment.P.Mohan
Social Welfare including Women's and Children's Welfare, Orphanages and Correctional Administration, Integrated Child Development and Beggar Homes, Welfare of the Differently abled, Social Reforms and Nutritious Noon Meal ProgrammeB. Valarmathi
Higher Education including Technical Education, Electronics, Science and Technology.P.Palaniappan
Co-operation, Statistics and Ex-Servicemen WelfareSellur K. Raju
Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Protection and Price ControlR. Kamaraj
Industries, Steel Control, Mines and Minerals, and Special InitiativesP.Thangamani
Transport, Nationalised Transport, Motor Vehicles Act.V. Senthil Balaji
Milk and Dairy DevelopmentV. Moorthy
Commercial Taxes and Registration and Stamp ActM.C. Sampath
Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Agro Service Cooperatives, Horticulture, Sugarcane Cess, Sugarcane Development and Waste Land Development.Agri S.S.Krishnamoorthy
Municipal Administration, Rural Development, Panchayats and Panchayat Unions, Poverty Alleviation Programmes, Rural Indebtedness, Urban and Rural Water Supply. Law, Courts and Prisons, Personnel and Administrative Reforms and Prevention of CorruptionS.P. Velumani
Animal HusbandryT.K.M. Chinnayya
Handlooms and TextilesS.Gokula Indira
Youth Welfare and Sports Development DepartmentS. Sundararaj
Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR & CE)P.Chendur Pandian
Tourism, Tourism Development CorporationS.P. Shunmuganathan
Adi Dravidar Welfare and Welfare of Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour.N.Subramanian
Fisheries and Fisheries Development CorporationK.A. Jayapal
Information TechnologyMukkur N.Subramanian
Revenue, District Revenue Establishment,. Deputy Collectors, Weights and Measures, Debt Relief including Legislation on Money lending, Chits, Registration of CompaniesR.B. Udhaya Kumar
Information and Publicity, Film Technology and Cinematograph Act, Stationery and Printing and Government Press, Implementation of Special Programme including Implemenation of the Election Manifesto.K. T. Rajenthra Bhalaji
School Education and Archaeology, Tamil Official Language and Tamil CultureK.C.Veeramani
ForestsM.S.M. Anandan
Environment and Pollution ControlN. D. Venkatachalam
Khadi and Village Industries Board, Bhoodhan and Gramadhan.T.P Poonachi
Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities, Overseas Indians, Refugees & Evacuees and Minorities Welfare including Wakf.S.Abdul Rahim
Health, Medical Education and Family WelfareDr.C.Vijaya Baskar

Rajya Sabha Members from Tamil Nadu

NamePartyTermNamePartyTerm
Shri K. R. ArjunanAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham25/07/2013 to 24/07/2019Shri A. W. Rabi Bernard All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 19/07/2011 to 29/06/2016
Smt. Kanimozhi Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 25/07/2013 to 24/07/2019Dr. R. Lakshmanan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 25/07/2013 to 24/07/2019
Dr. V. Maitreyan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 25/07/2013 to 24/07/2019Shri S. Muthukaruppan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020
Dr. E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan Indian National Congress 30/06/2010 to 29/06/2016Shri Paul Manoj Pandian All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 30/06/2010 to 29/06/2016
Shri D. Raja Communist Party of India 25/07/2013 to 24/07/2019Dr. K.P. Ramalingam Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 30/06/2010 to 29/06/2016
Shri T.K. Rangarajan Communist Party of India (Marxist) 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020Shri T. Rathinavel All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 25/07/2013 to 24/07/2019
Smt. Sasikala Pushpa All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020Shri K. Selvaraj All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020
Shri Tiruchi Siva Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020Shri S. ThangaveluDravida Munnetra Kazagham30/06/2010 to 29/06/2016
Smt. Vijila SathyananthAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham03/04/2014 to 02/04/2020  

Tamil nadu Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise


Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Tamil nadu Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Tamil nadu 2014 Party Wise Results

Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofTamil nadu with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.

ConstituencyStatusNamePartyVote
Pollachi WinnerMahendran.C
AIADMK
417092
Runner upEswaran.E.R.
BJP
276118
Thoothukkudi WinnerJeyasingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee.J
AIADMK
366052
Runner upJegan. P
DMK
242050
Chennai Central WinnerS.R. Vijayakumar
AIADMK
333296
Runner upDayanidhi Maran
DMK
287455
Nilgiris WinnerGopalakrishnan, C.
AIADMK
463700
Runner upRaja, A.
DMK
358760
Virudhunagar WinnerRadhakrishnan T
AIADMK
406694
Runner upVaiko
MDMK
261143
Chennai North WinnerVenkatesh Babu .T.G
AIADMK
406704
Runner upGirirajan .R
DMK
244045
Erode WinnerSelvakumara Chinnayan S
AIADMK
466995
Runner upGaneshamurthi.A
MDMK
255432
Madurai WinnerR.Gopalakrishnan
AIADMK
454167
Runner upV Velusamy
DMK
256731
Salem WinnerPannerselvam.V
AIADMK
556546
Runner upUmarani. S
DMK
288936
Thanjavur WinnerParasuraman.K
AIADMK
510307
Runner upBaalu.T.R
DMK
366188
Viluppuram WinnerRajendran S
AIADMK
482704
Runner upMuthaiyan K Dr.
DMK
289337
Mayiladuthurai WinnerBharathi Mohan R.K
AIADMK
513729
Runner upHyder Ali.S *
MAMAK
236679
Tiruvannamalai WinnerVanaroja R
AIADMK
500751
Runner upAnnadurai C N
DMK
332145
Cuddalore WinnerArunmozhithevan.A
AIADMK
481429
Runner upNandagopalakrishnan.K.
DMK
278304
Dharmapuri WinnerAnbumani Ramadoss
PMK
468194
Runner upMohan.P.S
AIADMK
391048
Krishnagiri WinnerAshok Kumar.K
AIADMK
480491
Runner upChinna Pillappa.P
DMK
273900
Tiruchirappalli WinnerKumar.P
AIADMK
458478
Runner upAnbhalagan.Mu
DMK
308002
Arakkonam WinnerHari, G.
AIADMK
493534
Runner upElango, N.R
DMK
252768
Dindigul WinnerUdhaya Kumar .M
AIADMK
510462
Runner upGandhirajan S
DMK
382617
Tenkasi WinnerVasanthi Murugesan
AIADMK
424586
Runner upDr.Krishnasamy.K. *
PT
262812
Sriperumbudur WinnerRamachandran, K.N. Thiru
AIADMK
545820
Runner upJagathrakshakan, S. Thiru
DMK
443174
Coimbatore WinnerNagarajan, P.
AIADMK
431717
Runner upRadhakrishnan, C.P.
BJP
389701
Ramanathapuram WinnerAnwhar Raajhaa.A
AIADMK
405945
Runner upMohamed Jaleel .S
DMK
286621
Chennai South WinnerDr. J. Jayavardhan
AIADMK
438404
Runner upT.K.S.Elangovan
DMK
301779
Tiruppur WinnerV.Sathyabama
AIADMK
442778
Runner upN.Dineshkumar *
DMDK
263463
Theni WinnerParthipan, R.
AIADMK
571254
Runner upPon. Muthuramalingam
DMK
256722
Tiruvallur WinnerVenugopal.P.(Dr)
AIADMK
628499
Runner upRavikumar.D
VCK
305069
Namakkal WinnerSundaram P.R
AIADMK
563272
Runner upGandhiselvan.S
DMK
268898
Sivaganga WinnerSenthilnathan P R
AIADMK
475993
Runner upDhurai Raaj Subha
DMK
246608
Kallakurichi WinnerKamaraj. K
AIADMK
533383
Runner upManimaran. R
DMK
309876
Nagapattinam WinnerGopal. Dr. K
AIADMK
434174
Runner upVijayan. A.K.S
DMK
328095
Arani WinnerV.Elumalai
AIADMK
502721
Runner upR.Sivanandam
DMK
258877
Chidambaram WinnerChandrakasi, M
AIADMK
429536
Runner upThirumaavalavan, Thol
VCK
301041
Kanniyakumari WinnerRadhakrishnan P.
BJP
372906
Runner upVasantha Kumar H.
INC
244244
Perambalur WinnerMarutharajaa, R.P.
AIADMK
462693
Runner upSeemanur Prabu, S.
DMK
249645
Vellore WinnerSenguttuvan, B.
AIADMK
383719
Runner upShanmugam, A.C.
BJP
324326
Karur WinnerThambidurai,M.
AIADMK
540722
Runner upChinnasamy, M.
DMK
345475
Tirunelveli WinnerPrabakaran.K.R.P
AIADMK
397777
Runner upDevadasa Sundaram
DMK
272040
Kancheepuram WinnerMaragatham K
AIADMK
499395
Runner upSelvam G
DMK
352529

Last Updated on July 16, 2015


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