Chennai, May 19: After the CVoter which predicted a majority for
J Jayalalithaa's ruling AIADMK in the Tamil Nadu Assembly election
held on May 16, the exit poll conducted by Thanthi TV also forecast
the AIADMK getting 111 seats with the DMK finishing close with 99
seats. [What exit polls 2016 said]
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The DMDK-led People's Welfare Front or third front is expected to win three seats, the PMK two and the BJP one (Vedaranyam). [What is difference between vote share and contested vote share?]
The exit poll also predicted close contest in 16 seats.
The tally of 111, however, will not secure the AIADMK majority in the 234-member Assembly.
The Thanthi TV exit poll also predicted a defeat for the state's power minister, N Viswanathan from Arthur, while former chief minister O Panneerselvam could win from Bodinayakannur.
On Monday, the CVoter exit poll predicted the AIADMK alliance to win 139 seats, which is a comfortable majority, and 78 for the DMK alliance. Other exit polls indicated the DMK's return to power.
The exit polls of ABP News, Chanakya and Axis My India hinted at the DMK getting more seats than the AIADMK, with two of them predicting Karunanidhi's party crossing the majority mark of 117.