Elections in Tamilnadu (TN) 2014

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BJP cadres want action on nomination fiasco in Nilgiris - April 15, 2014 12:10 PM

The BJP leaders and cadres are seething with anger at the party candidate from Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris constituency failing to file his nomination papers properly, and are demanding that responsibility be fixed for the fiasco. The party members are not willing to accept the reason touted by S. Gurumurthy - vehicle break-down - for filing his nomination papers very late as the BJP's candidate for the high-profile Nilgiris constituency. Source: IANS

Raja instrumental in country losing Rs.2 trillion revenue: Jayalalithaa - April 11, 2014 10:55 AM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Thursday charged DMK MP A.Raja of not doing anything to his constituency but being instrumental in the country losing around Rs.2 trillion in the allocation of telecom spectrum.   Source: IANS

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. The Lok Sabha (General) Elections 2014 will be conducted in the state during teh 6th Phase of the elections i.e. on 24th April 2014.

Quick facts for Tamilnadu General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 234
Ruling PartyAIADMK
Opposition PartyDesiyaMurpokku Dravida kazhagam
Chief MinisterSushree J. Jayalalithaa
GovernerKonijeti Rosaiah
Chief Electoral OfficerShri Praveen Kumar
AddressTamilnadu Secretariat, St. George Fort, Chennai- 600009

No. of ElectorsMale electorsFemale electorsNo. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of IndiaNo. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)

TamilNadu (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information

Dates and Schedule TamilNadu 2014 Opinion Poll About TamilNadu Elections
Main Political Parties Constituencies in Tamil Nadu State Legislative Assembly Elections
Lok Sabha General Elections History State Assembly Election History Parliamentary Elections Result
candidate list of TamilNadu

Tamil Nadu General Elections 2014 - Dates and Schedule

Tamil Nadu General Elections 2014 Important Dates

The table below represents the important dates associated with the Tamil Nadu General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Tamil Nadu, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.

Phase 6
No of PCs going to poll 39(PC no. 1 to 39) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations05 Apr 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations07 Apr 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature09 Apr 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 24 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be Completed 28 May 14 (Wed)

Tamil Nadu 2014 Lok Sabha Opinion Poll

CNN IBN 7 survey 2014: The AIADMK will probably secure 15-23 seats while DMK may bag 7-13 seats. INC may win 1-5 LS seats AND 4-10 seats may be won by Others.

Tamil Nadu Opinion Poll survey 2014 by CNN-IBN 7

India TV survey 2014: 28 seats may be bagged by AIADMK, 5 by DMK, 1 by Congress, 1 by CPI, 1 by MDMK, 2 by DMDK, and 1 by Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi.

Tamil Nadu Opinion Poll survey 2014 by India TV

Headlines Today-CVoter opinion poll: The AIADMK is expected to win 29 seats. The DMK may succeed in winning 5 seats while one seat will be won by DMDK. A single seat may be won by the INC, CPM, VCK and MDMK.

Tamil Nadu CVoter Opinion Poll  2014 by Headlines Today

List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Tamil Nadu

PC No.PC NamePC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name
2Chennai North15Salem28Mayiladuthurai
3Chennai South16Namakkal29Nagapattinam
4Chennai Central18Tiruppur31Sivaganga

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 Ms J 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 and Shri K Kamaraj, 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 Selvi J 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.

Lok Sabha General Elections History

Year of General Elections Tamil NaduLok SabhaWinning Party/Coalition
1951First Lok Sabha ( as Madras state)INC
1957Second Lok SabhaINC
1962Third Lok Sabha INC
1967Fourth Lok SabhaDMK
1971Fifth Lok SabhaDMK
1977Sixth Lok SabhaADMK
1980Seventh Lok SabhaDMK, INC (Indira)
1984Eighth Lok SabhaINC, ADMK
1989Ninth Lok SabhaINC (won 11 seats), ADMK( won 6 seats)
1991Tenth Lok SabhaINC
1996Eleventh Lok SabhaTamil Manila Congress TMC (M)
1998Twelfth Lok Sabha ADMK
1999Thirteenth Lok SabhaDMK (12 seats) part of NDA alliance with BJP
2004Fourteenth Lok Sabha DMK
2009 Fifteenth Lok SabhaDMK (as part of United Progressive Alliance with INC)

State Assembly Election History

Year of Election in Tamil NaduVidhan SabhaWinning PartyChief Minister
1952First (as Madras state including Andhra Pradesh)INCC Rajgopalachari
1957SecondINCShri K Kamaraj
1962ThirdINCM Bakthavatsalam
1967Fourth DMK DMKC N Annadurai, Dr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi
1971FifthDMKDr Kalaignar M Karunanidhi
1977SixthAIADMKDr. M G Ramachandran
1980SeventhAIADMKDr. M G Ramachandran
1984EighthAIADMK AIADMKDr. M G Ramachandran, Thirumathi Janaki Ramachandran
1989NinthDMKDr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi
1991TenthAIADMKDr. Selvi J Jayalalithaa
1996EleventhDMKDr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi
2001TwelfthAIADMK AIADMK AIADMKJ Jayalalitha, Thiru O. Panneerselvam, J Jayalalitha
2006ThirteenthDMKDr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi
2011FourteenthAIADMKJ Jayalalitha

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