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Tamil Nadu polls 2016: A look at past results (1952-2011)

By Shubham

Elections for the formation of the 16th Assembly in Tamil Nadu will be held on May 16 when all 234 Assembly constituencies in the state will go to polls.

Assembly Polls 2016 Coverage; Understanding TN politics

In this election, the ruling AIADMK led by J Jayalalithaa is looking to win its first second consecutive victory while the DMK-led by nonagenarian M Karunanidhi is eyeing to return to power after a decade.

The third front led by Vijaykanth's DMDK and comprising the MDMK, VCK and two Left parties is also aiming to defeat both the main Dravidian parties. Of the two national parties, the Congress has joined the DMK while the BJP has joined two minor parties and contesting in 163 seats. [Bengal poll results: 1952-2011]

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Here we take a look at the brief results of Tamil Nadu's past Assembly elections:

From 1952 to 1968, Tamil Nadu was known to be the state state of Madras, which was formed in 1950 after India became a Republic. [Assam poll results: 1952-2011]

  • 1952: Total seats 375

Congress won 152, CPI won 62, Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party 35

Chief Minister: C Rajagopalachari, K Kamaraj (Congress)

  • 1957: Total seats 205

    Congress won 151 seats, Congress Reform Committee 4, DMK 13 (but it was still not a recognised party), Praja Socialist Party (PSP) 2

    Chief Minister: K Kamaraj

  • 1962: Total seats 206

    Congress won 139, DMK 50, Swatantra Party 6

    Chief Minister: K Kamaraj, M Bhaktavatsalam (Congress)

  • 1967: Total seats 234

    DMK won 137 seats, Congress won 51, Swatantra Party 20, CPI(M) 11

    Chief Minister: CN Annaudrai, VR Nedunchezhiyan, M Karunanidhi (DMK)

  • 1971: Total seats 234

    DMK won 184 seats, Congress (O) won 15

    Chief Minister: Karunanidhi (DMK)

  • 1977: Total seats: 234

    AIADMK alliance won 144 seats, DMK 48, Congress 27

    Chief Minister: MG Ramachandran (AIADMK)

  • 1980: Total seats: 234

    AIADMK alliance won 162 seats, DMK-Congress alliance won 69

    Chief Minister: MG Ramachandran (AIADMK)

  • 1984: Total seats: 234

    AIADMK-Congresss-others alliance won 195 seats, DMK alliance won 34

    Chief Minister: MG Ramachandran, Janaki Ramachandran (AIADMK)

  • 1989: Total seats: 234

    DMK alliance won 137 seats, AIADMK (Jayalalithaa) alliance won 30, Congress won 26

    Chief Minister: M Karunanidhi (DMK)

  • 1991: Total seats: 234

    AIADMK-Congress-Indian Congress (Socialist) alliance won 225 seats, DMK alliance won 7 seats

    Chief Minister: J Jayalalithaa (AIADMK)

  • 1996: Total seats: 234

    DMK alliance won 221 seats, AIADMK-Congress alliance won 4

    Chief Minister: M Karunanidhi (DMK)

  • 2001: Total seats: 234

    AIADMK-Congress-others alliance won 198 seats, DMK alliance won 37 seats

    Chief Minister: J Jayalalithaa, O Panneerselvam, Jayalalithaa (AIADMK)

  • 2006: Total seats: 234

    DMK-Congress-others alliance 163, AIADMK alliance 69

    Chief Minister: M Karunanidhi (DMK)

  • 2011: Total seats: 234

    AIADMK-DMDK-others alliance won 203 seats, DMK-Congress-others won 31

    Chief Minister: J Jayalalithaa, O Panneerselvam, Jayalalithaa (AIADMK)

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