This time, 192 of the 224 winners whose details were analysed by ADR -- 86 per cent -- are crorepatis compared to 170 in the last assembly elections. Of these, 111 are from the DMK.
27 in the AIADMK cabinet entered the fray and 11 failed to retain their seats
Two AIADMK Rajya Sabha MPs who won the Assembly elections have to resign one of their posts
This was the case in Katpadi, Neyveli, Thenkasi, Modakkurichi, and Krishnagiri. Similarly, NOTA trumped at least four smaller parties.
Also, many leaders in the DMK have the question if or not Udhayanidhi will get a ministerial birth.
He was at loggerheads with the late strongman Veerapandi S Arumugam, who was among Stalin’s detractors.
After the demise of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK lost its strong hold in Theni district paving a way for the DMK.
“She has been a long-time supporter of DMK although not an official member in the party. So is the family, for decades,” her brother told TNIE.
Eight MLAs -- MDMK (4), TVK (1), KDMK (1) and MMK (2) -- will be considered DMK MLAs in the Assembly
Seven smaller parties will get representation in the State Assembly, bringing with them new ideas, issues, and representation for those unheard for a long time
The mandatory Covid-19 protocols went for a toss during the counting of results of the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.
The DMK has regained several constituencies from the AIADMK after 20 years such as Mylapore, Royapuram and RK Nagar, all with first-time candidates who took on heavyweights
Congress has performed exceedingly well in 16 of the 25 seats it got in TN.
The BJP will be sending its members to the Tamil Nadu Assembly after a gap of 15 years.
Poor show by allies let the AIADMK down as the party heads to the Opposition benches in the Legislative Assembly.