20 May 2016 Current Affairs: Tamil Nadu elections 2016 : J Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK has clearly headed to retain power in Tamil Nadu by winning 134 seats as arch rival DMK gave a strong fight bagging 89 segments.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, set to create history by becoming the first ever leader to retain power in the state since 1989, as she retains R K Nagar constituency defeating DMK rival by 39,545 votes. Jayalalithaa secured 97,218 votes against Shimla Muthuchozhan who polled 57,673 votes.
Of the 232 seats that went for voting on May 16, Congress has won 8 seats while Indian Union Muslim League has one seat in its pocket.
Her arch-rival and DMK President M Karunanidhi retained his Tiruvarur constituency by a huge margin of more than 65,000 votes.
Addressing jubilant party workers, Jayalalithaa called the victory a historic one and vowed to strive for the people with renewed vigour.
Tamil Nadu election result 2016 NOTO for 5.55 lakh
2016 Tamil Nadu Election Result : Status Known For 232 out of 234 Constituencies
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam : 134
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam : 89
Indian National Congress : 8
Indian Union Muslim League : 1
Polling was postponed in two Thanjavur and Aravakurichi constituencies and by the Election Commission.
The May 2016 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu will go down in the history with many firsts, including being the first time since 1984, when the AIADMK has retained power.
AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalalithaa became the first chief minister to get elected for a successive term since 1984.
It was also the first time that AIADMK contested the highest number of constituencies 227, while with its allies contesting under AIADMK’s two leaves symbol, it was the first time in the party’s history to have fought an election under its symbol in all the 234 seats.