Chennai, May 20: The results in Tamil Nadu were out yesterday with the AIDMK coming out victorious. However the numbers do not indicate that it was a complete sweep. the AIDMK won 134 of the seats while its rival DMK bagged 98.
Looking at the results several experts feel the trend of a party sweeping an election may have come to an end. This is bound to have a calming effect on the regional parties in the state.
A calming effect on regional players:
The verdict in Tamil Nadu indicates that the days of the landslides may have come to an end. This is bound to have a calming effect on the regional parties in the state, the experts point out and they may have to recalibrate their strategy for the Lok Sabha elections.
The BJP has been trying to make gains in this state. The party however does realise that winning the elections on its own is not possible in Tamil Nadu. The party would like to take some hope from the fact that the days of landslides may have come to an end.
The BJP's G V L N Rao tells OneIndia that in the Lok Sabha elections he sees more parties in Tamil Nadu wanting to contest the polls with an alliance partner.
In the Lok Sabha elections it is the national parties which have an advantage. Jayalalithaa's AIDMK did perform exceptionally well in the 2014 elections.
However, going by yesterday's result, that may not be the case in 2019. I feel in Tamil Nadu, the days of landslide victories have come to an end and the party which enters into an alliance with the BJP will tend to gain.