1999–2000 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly by-election

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Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 1999/2000

← 1997-98 September 5 and 11, 1999 and February 17, 2000 2002-03 →

5 vacant seats in the Legislature of Tamil Nadu
  J. Jayalalithaa (cropped).jpg
Leader M. Karunanidhi J. Jayalalithaa
Party DMK AIADMK
Alliance NDA ADMK+
Leader's seat Chepauk None

Incumbent Chief Minister

M. Karunanidhi
DMK



By-elections to Natham and Thiruvattar constituencies were held in Tamil Nadu, India, on September 5 and 11, 1999 respectively. Elections for three state assembly constituencies, Nellikuppam, Tiruchirappalli - II and Arantangi were held on February 17, 2000.

In the first phase, TMC lost a seat to ADMK and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) lost a seat to Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)). In the second phase, ADMK splinter party MADMK, was able to pick up a seat from ADMK and DMK was able to hold on to its seats.

Results[edit]

DMK+ SEATS ADMK+ SEATS TMC+ SEATS OTHERS SEATS
DMK 172 (-1) AIADMK 4 TMC 38 (-1) CPI 8
BJP 1 PMK 4 CPM 2 (+1)
MADMK 1 (+1) INC 0 FBL 1
MDMK 0 JD 1
JP 1
IND 1
TOTAL (2000) 174 TOTAL (2000) 8 TOTAL (2000) 38 TOTAL (2000) 14
TOTAL (1996) 221 TOTAL (1996) 8 TOTAL (1996) n/a TOTAL (1996) 5
  • The number on the left, in the table, represents the total number of MLAs after the by-election, and the number in parenthesis represents, the seats picked up or lost due to the by-election
  • The numbers presented for 1996, represents, the alliance, when the TMC and the left allied with the DMK.

Constituents and results[edit]

Source: Election Commission of India[1][2]

Natham[edit]

Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 1999/2000: Natham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
AIADMK R. Viswanathan 38,764 34.2%
MDMK P. Chellam 31,220 27.6%
TMC M. Andi Ambalam 28,465 25.1%
Independent S.R. Balasubramanian 14,168 12.5%
Majority 7,544 8.3%
Turnout 113,233 62.0%
AIADMK gain from TMC Swing

Thiruvattar[edit]

Source: Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly[3]

Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 1999/2000: Thiruvattar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI (M) J. Hemachandran
DMK Dr. J. Pushpaleela
TMC S. Philomin Dhas
Independent C. Stanley Babu Raj
Majority
Turnout
CPI (M) gain from DMK Swing

Nellikuppam[edit]

Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 1999/2000: Nellikuppam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK V.C. Shanmugam 62,256 56.1%
AIADMK M. Velayutham 47,367 42.7%
PT Selvarasu 900 0.8%
Majority 14,889 13.4%
Turnout 112,123 65.5%
DMK hold Swing

Tiruchirappalli - II[edit]

Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 1999/2000: Tiruchirappalli - II
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Anbil Periyasamy 60,990 57.9%
AIADMK T. Rathinavel 41,330 39.2%
PT M. Ramesh 1,283 1.22%
Majority 19,660 18.7%
Turnout 105,338 47.5%
DMK hold Swing

Arantangi[edit]

Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 1999/2000: Arantangi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
MADMK C. Anbarasan 71,491 53.8%
AIADMK Raja Paramasivam 44,733 33.7%
PT M. Jesuraj 8,211 6.2%
Majority 26,758 20.2%
Turnout 134,066 50.7%
MADMK gain from AIADMK Swing

See also[edit]

1. ECI By-election page

References[edit]