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TN Election Results: NTK’s performance springs a surprise

In the run up to the elections, Kamal Haasan’s MNM and TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK were billed as the alternative which voters would prefer.

Published: 03rd May 2021 05:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2021 12:14 PM   |  A+A-

Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) party chief coordinator Senthamizhan Seeman. (Photo | Debadatta Mallick, EPS)

Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) party chief coordinator Senthamizhan Seeman. (Photo | Debadatta Mallick, EPS)

Express News Service

TIRUCHY: In the run up to the elections, Kamal Haasan’s MNM and TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK were billed as the alternative which voters would prefer. But Seeman’s Naam Thamizhar Katchi (NTK) proved political observers wrong and has come second runner-up in several constituencies, especially in urban areas.

For instance at Tiruvottriyur in Chennai, party chief Seeman secured the third place with over 48,000 votes behind AIADMK and DMK. Also, NTK put up a strong show in urban areas like Thiruverumbur, Tiruchy East, Tambaram, Sriperumbudur, Alandur, Avadi. In rural pockets the party secured sizeable number of votes in Thiruvaiyaru, Kallakurichi, Thiruvadanai, Kunnam, Jayankondam among others.  

NTK’s performance is significant as pundits were of the view that the party’s  pro-Tamil culture would gain traction in rural pockets, but its candidates bagged decent votes in urban constituencies.  The penetration of internet and availability of smart phones endeared Seeman to youth who followed his fiery speeches on social media platforms, opine pundits.



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  • Vanamali

    Seeman's speeches are demagoguery. His narratives are based on falsehoods that simply wilt in the face of scholarly studies. It is good that both he and Kamal lost.
    1 year ago reply
    • A INBARAJAN

      That's a total misunderstanding. Do a study why and what he is doing! It all started from 2009!
      1 year ago reply
    • suresh

      Truth NTK is growing .. DMK and AMDK cannot stop it.
      1 year ago reply
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