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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|| |
|Opposition Party||DesiyaMurpokku Dravida kazhagam|
|Chief Minister||Sushree J. Jayalalithaa|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Shri Praveen Kumar|
|Address||Tamilnadu Secretariat, St. George Fort, Chennai- 600009|
|No. of Electors||Male electors||Female electors||No. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of India||No. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)|
TamilNadu (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information
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.
|No of PCs going to poll 39||(PC no. 1 to 39) Click to see Pcs|
|Issue of Notification||29 Mar 14 (Sat)|
|Last Date for filing Nominations||05 Apr 14 (Sat)|
|Scrutiny of Nominations||07 Apr 14 (Mon)|
|Last date for withdrawal of Candidature||09 Apr 14 (Wed)|
|Date of Poll||24 Apr 14 (Thu)|
|Counting of Votes||16 May 14 (Fri)|
|Date before which the election shall be Completed||28 May 14 (Wed)|
Tamil Nadu 2014 Lok Sabha Opinion Poll
List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Tamil Nadu
|PC No.||PC Name||PC No.||PC Name||PC No.||PC Name|
About TamilNadu Elections
The state was renamed Tamil Nadu in August 1968 and the strength of its Legislative Assembly became 234.
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 Nadu||Lok Sabha||Winning Party/Coalition|
|1951||First Lok Sabha ( as Madras state)||INC|
|1957||Second Lok Sabha||INC|
|1962||Third Lok Sabha||INC|
|1967||Fourth Lok Sabha||DMK|
|1971||Fifth Lok Sabha||DMK|
|1977||Sixth Lok Sabha||ADMK|
|1980||Seventh Lok Sabha||DMK, INC (Indira)|
|1984||Eighth Lok Sabha||INC, ADMK|
|1989||Ninth Lok Sabha||INC (won 11 seats), ADMK( won 6 seats)|
|1991||Tenth Lok Sabha||INC|
|1996||Eleventh Lok Sabha||Tamil Manila Congress TMC (M)|
|1998||Twelfth Lok Sabha||ADMK|
|1999||Thirteenth Lok Sabha||DMK (12 seats) part of NDA alliance with BJP|
|2004||Fourteenth Lok Sabha||DMK|
|2009||Fifteenth Lok Sabha||DMK (as part of United Progressive Alliance with INC)|
State Assembly Election History
|Year of Election in Tamil Nadu||Vidhan Sabha||Winning Party||Chief Minister|
|1952||First (as Madras state including Andhra Pradesh)||INC||C Rajgopalachari|
|1957||Second||INC||Shri K Kamaraj|
|1967||Fourth||DMK DMK||C N Annadurai, Dr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi|
|1971||Fifth||DMK||Dr Kalaignar M Karunanidhi|
|1977||Sixth||AIADMK||Dr. M G Ramachandran|
|1980||Seventh||AIADMK||Dr. M G Ramachandran|
|1984||Eighth||AIADMK AIADMK||Dr. M G Ramachandran, Thirumathi Janaki Ramachandran|
|1989||Ninth||DMK||Dr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi|
|1991||Tenth||AIADMK||Dr. Selvi J Jayalalithaa|
|1996||Eleventh||DMK||Dr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi|
|2001||Twelfth||AIADMK AIADMK AIADMK||J Jayalalitha, Thiru O. Panneerselvam, J Jayalalitha|
|2006||Thirteenth||DMK||Dr. Kalaignar M Karunanidhi|