1977 Indian general election in Tamil Nadu

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Indian general election in Tamil Nadu, 1977

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39 seats
  First party Second party
  MG Ramachandran 2017 stamp of India.jpg Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi.jpg
Leader M.G. Ramachandran M. Karunanidhi
Party AIADMK DMK
Alliance INC+ Lok Dal (Janata Secular)
Seats won 34 5
Seat change +25 -19
Popular vote 10,164,615 6,758,517
Percentage 56.91% 37.84%

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1977 Election map (by constituencies)
Green = INC+ and Blue = JP+

The 1977 Indian general election polls in Tamil Nadu were held for 39 seats in the state. The result was a big victory for Indian National Congress under Indira Gandhi and its allies Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Communist Party of India winning 34 seats, while Janata Party and its allies Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Indian National Congress (Organisation) won only 5 seats. The Janata Party ended up winning this election. After the election, the ADK ended up supporting the Janata Party under Morarji Desai. In 1979, ADK continued to support Janata Party, by supporting Charan Singh, which resulted in the appointment of two ADK cabinet members.

Voting and results[edit]

Election map of results based on parties. Colours are based on the results table on the left

Results by Pre-poll Alliance[edit]

INC+ SEATS JP SEATS OTHERS SEATS
ADK 17 NCO 3 IND 0
INC 14 DMK 2
CPI 3
TOTAL (1977) 34 TOTAL (1977) 5 TOTAL (1977) 0
TOTAL (1971) 9 TOTAL (1971) 24 TOTAL (1971) 6

Results by Post-poll Alliance[edit]

JP+ SEATS INC(I) SEATS OTHERS SEATS
ADK 17 INC 14 DMK 2
NCO 3 CPI 3
TOTAL 20 TOTAL 17 TOTAL 2

List of Elected MPs[edit]

Constituency Winner Party Margin Runner-upa Partya
Madras North A. V. P. Asaithambi DMK 45,103 K. Manoharan ADMK
Madras Central P. Ramachandran NCO 73,411 K. Raja Mohammad ADMK
Madras South R. Venkataraman INC 14,829 Murasoli Maran DMK
Sriperumbudur S. Jaganathan ADMK 45,932 T. P. Elumalai NCO
Chengalpattu R. Mohanarangam ADMK 35,639 Era. Sezhiyan DMK
Arakkonam O. V. Alagesa Mudaliar INC 57,864 N. Veeraswamy DMK
Vellore V. Dhandayuthapani NCO 3,161 Abdul Samad IND
Tiruppattur C. N. Viswanathan Janata party 98,666 C. K. Chinnaraj Gounder ADMK
Vandavasi Venugopal Gounder ADMK 81,132 Durai Murugan DMK
Tindivanam M. R. Lakshmi Narayanan INC 49,485 V. Krishnamoorthy DMK
Cuddalore G. Bhuvarahan INC 89,057 S. Radhakrishnan NCO
Chidambaram A. Murugesan ADMK 109,234 N. Rajangam DMK
Dharmapuri K. Ramamurthy INC 105,686 P. Ponnuswamy NCO
Krishnagiri P. V. Periasamy ADMK 119,228 M. Kamalanathan DMK
Rasipuram B. Devarajan INC 133,438 Jothi Venkatachalam NCO
Salem P. Kannan ADMK 79,604 K. Rajaram DMK
Tiruchengode R. Kolanthaivelu ADMK 128,180 M. Muthusamy DMK
Nilgiris P. S. Ramalingam ADMK 59,346 M. K. Nanja Gowder NCO
Gobichettipalayam K. S. Ramaswamy INC 105,458 N. K. Karuppuswamy NCO
Coimbatore Parvathi Krishnan CPI 21,178 S. V. Lakshmanan NCO
Pollachi K. A. Raju ADMK 124,194 C. T. Dhandapani DMK
Palani C. Subramaniam INC 221,768 K. N. Saminathan DMK
Dindigul K. Maya Thevar ADMK 169,224 A. Balasubramaniam CPM
Madurai R. V. Swaminathan INC 134,345 P. Ramamurthi CPM
Periyakulam S. Ramasamy ADMK 204,392 Palanivel Rajan DMK
Karur K. Gopal INC 145,520 M. Meenakshi Sundaram NCO
Tiruchirappalli M. Kalyanasundaram CPI 76,045 Y. Venkateswara Dikshidar NCO
Perambalur A. Asokaraj ADMK 180,027 J. S. Raju DMK
Mayiladuthurai N. Kudanthai Ramalingam INC 74,265 S. Govindasamy NCO
Nagapattinam S. G. Murugaiyan CPI 40,810 M. Thazhai Karunanithi DMK
Thanjavur S. D. Somasundaram ADMK 97,743 L. Ganesan DMK
Pudukkottai V. S. Elanchezhiyan ADMK 223,615 V. Vairava Thevar NCO
Sivaganga P. Thiagarajan ADMK 211,533 R. Ramanathan Chettiar NCO
Ramanathapuram P. Anbalagan ADMK 175,130 M. S. K. Sathiyendran DMK
Sivakasi V. Jeyalakshmi INC 114,848 G. Ramanujuam NCO
Tirunelveli V. Arunachalam ADMK 182,693 Samsuddin alias K. M. Kathiravan DMK
Tenkasi M. Arunachalam INC 186,878 S. Rajagopalan NCO
Tiruchendur K. T. Kosalram INC 120,190 Edwin Devadasan NCO
Nagercoil Kumari Ananthan NCO 74,236 M. Moses INC

Post-election Union Council of Ministers from Tamil Nadu[edit]

While there were no members from Tamil Nadu in Morarji Desai's Administration, Charan Singh appointed two AIADMK members to his cabinet, making it the first time a non-Congress Dravidian Party member making it to the council of ministers at the national level.

Cabinet Ministers (Charan Singh Administration)[edit]

Minister Party Lok Sabha Constituency/Rajya Sabha Portfolios
Aravinda Bala Pajanor AIADMK Pondicherry
Satyavani Muthu AIADMK Rajya Sabha

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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