Indian general election, 1980 (Tamil Nadu)

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Indian general election in Tamil Nadu, 1980
India
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39 seats
  First party Second party
 
Leader M. Karunanidhi M.G. Ramachandran
Party DMK AIADMK
Alliance INC+ Lok Dal (Janata Secular)
Seats won 37 2
Seat change +21 -18
Popular vote 10,290,515 7,392,655
Percentage 55.89% 40.15%

1980 tamil nadu lok sabha election map.png
1980 Election map (by constituencies)
Green = INC(I)+ and Blue = JP+

The Indian general election, 1980 polls in Tamil Nadu were held for 39 seats in the state. The result was a landslide victory for the Indian National Congress (Indira) and its ally Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, winning 37 out of 39 seats. This was a big upset to the current ruling state party Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and its leader M.G. Ramachandran, which only won 2 seats Gobichettipalayam and Sivakasi. Forming an alliance with DMK by Indira Gandhi proved valuable, since the 37 seats were important for her to capture power again in India.

Voting and results[edit]

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

Results by Alliance[edit]

INC(I)+ SEATS AIADMK+ SEATS OTHERS SEATS
INC(I) 20 AIADMK 2 JNP(S) 0
DMK 16 JNP 0 INC(U) 0
IND/IUML 1 CPI 0
CPM 0
TOTAL (1980) 37 TOTAL (1980) 2 TOTAL (1980) 0
TOTAL (1977) 16 TOTAL (1977) 20 TOTAL (1977) 0
  • The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam was part of an alliance with Indira Congress in 1977, while the DMK is in alliance with them for the 1980 election

List of Elected MPs[edit]

Constituency Winner Party Margin Runner-upa Partya
Madras North G. Lakshmanan DMK 99,318 M. S. Abdul Khader ADMK
Madras Central A. Kalanidhi DMK 105,049 P. Ramachandran JNP
Madras South R. Venkataraman INC(I) 120,362 E. V. K. Sulochana Sampath ADMK
Sriperumbudur T. Nagaratnam DMK 82,777 S. Jaganathan ADMK
Chengalpattu Era. Anbarasu INC(I) 110,016 R. Mohanarangam ADMK
Arakkonam A. M. Velu INC(I) 117,361 A. M. Raghunathan ADMK
Vellore A. K. A. Abdul Samad IND/IUML 79,546 V. Dhandayuthapani JNP
Tiruppattur S. Murugaiyan DMK 115,361 M. Panduranganr ADMK
Vandavasi D. Pattuswamy INC(I) 127,154 C. A. Venugopal Gounder ADMK
Tindivanam S. S. Ramasamy Padayachi INC(I) 156,898 V. Munusamy Thirukkuralar ADMK
Cuddalore R. Muthukumaran INC(I) 108,651 Aravinda Pala Pajanor ADMK
Chidambaram V. Kulandaivelu DMK 138,725 S. Mahalingam CPM
Dharmapuri K. Arjunan DMK 66,871 G. Bhuvarahan JNP
Krishnagiri K. Ramamurthy INC(I) 100,511 V. Rajagopal ADMK
Rasipuram B. Devarajan INC(I) 59,872 S. Anbalagan ADMK
Salem C. Palaniappan DMK 26,258 P. Kamnan ADMK
Tiruchengode M. Kandaswamy DMK 21,218 R. Kolandaivelu ADMK
Nilgiris R. Prabhu INC(I) 85,743 T. T. S. Thippiah JNP
Gobichettipalayam G. Chinnasamy ADMK 13,875 N. R. Thiruvenkadam INC(I)
Coimbatore Ram Mohan DMK 56,109 Parvathi Krishnan CPI
Pollachi C. T. Dhandapani DMK 15,735 M. A. M. Natarajan ADMK
Palani A. Senapathi Gounder INC(I) 59,568 P. S. K. Lakhmipathy Raju JNP
Dindigul K. Maya Thevar DMK 26,746 V. Rajan Chellappa ADMK
Madurai A. G. Subburaman INC(I) 69,195 A. Balasubramanyam CPM
Periyakulam Cumbum N. Natarajan DMK 19,882 S. Ramasamy ADMK
Karur S. A. Dorai Sebastian INC(I) 74,143 K. Kanagaraj ADMK
Tiruchirappalli N. Selvaraju DMK 73,599 T. K. Rangarajan CPM
Perambalur K. B. S. Mani INC(I) 99,172 S. Thangaraju ADMK
Mayiladuthurai Kudanthai N. Ramalingam INC(I) 92,005 S. Govindasamy JNP
Nagapattinam M. Thazhai Karunanithi DMK 10,674 K. Murugayan CPI
Thanjavur S. Singaravadivel INC(I) 44,539 K. Thangamuthu ADMK
Pudukkottai V. N. Swaminathan INC(I) 16,099 Kuzha Chellaya ADMK
Sivaganga R. V. Swaminathan INC(I) 134,561 D. Pandian CPI
Ramanathapuram M. S. K. Sathyendran DMK 84,133 P. Anbalagan ADMK
Sivakasi N. Soundararajan ADMK 6,612 V. Jayalakshmi INC(I)
Tirunelveli D. S. A. Sivaprakasam DMK 59,962 V. Arunachalam ADMK
Tenkasi M. Arunachalam INC(I) 108,316 S. Rajagopalan JNP
Tiruchendur K. T. Kosalram INC 113,819 N. Soundarapandian JNP
Nagercoil N. Dennis INC(I) 38,408 P. Vijayaraghavan JNP

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

Cabinet Ministers[edit]

Minister Party Lok Sabha Constituency/Rajya Sabha Portfolios
R. Venkataraman INC Madras South Ministry of Finance

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Volume I, 1980 Indian general election, 7th Lok Sabha

External links[edit]