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TN Election Results 2024 Live Updates: DMK-Led Alliance Leads in 38 Seats; A Raja Ahead in Nilgiris

The results of the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, conducted in a single phase on April 19, are being tallied, with early trends indicating a significant lead for the DMK-led alliance.

Key Updates:

  • Current Status: The DMK-led alliance is ahead in 38 of the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu. A Raja of the DMK is leading in the Nilgiris constituency.
  • Major Contestants: The elections feature a triangular contest among the DMK, the AIADMK, and the BJP.
  • Last Election Recap: In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the DMK secured 24 seats, Congress won 8, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi 1, CPI(M) 2, CPI 2, IUML 1, and AIADMK 1.

Election Details:

  • Candidates and Constituencies: A total of 950 candidates contested across 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu.
  • Key Constituencies:
    • Coimbatore: BJP’s K Annamalai is up against AIADMK’s Singai Ramachandran and DMK’s Ganapathy P Rajkumar. Annamalai, a former IPS officer, has promised significant administrative relocations to Coimbatore.
    • Thoothukudi: DMK’s Kanimozhi is a key candidate, having previously defeated BJP’s Tamilisai Soundararajan in 2019.
    • Chennai Central: BJP’s Vinoj P Selvam is competing with DMK’s Dayanidhi Maran, a former Union minister.
    • Nilgiris: This constituency sees a tough fight between DMK’s A Raja, AIADMK’s Logesh Tamil Selvan, and BJP’s L Murugan.

Exit Poll Predictions:

Expected Results: Exit polls predicted the DMK-led INDIA bloc could secure 33-37 seats, the NDA 2-4 seats, and the AIADMK 0-2 seats.

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