Results of the 2004 Indian general election in Tamil Nadu by assembly constituents

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This is a detailed results of 2004 general election by individual constituents in Tamil Nadu.

Results by party[edit]

Results by Party[edit]

Party Alliance Seats Contested Votes % Change Seats Change
Bahujan Samaj Party none 30 167,619 0.58 n/a 0 n/a
Bharatiya Janata Party National Democratic Alliance 6 1,455,899 5.07 -2.07 0 -4
Communist Party of India Left Front 2 852,981 2.97 +0.41 2 +2
Communist Party of India (Marxist) Left Front 2 824,524 2.87 +0.52 2 +1
Indian National Congress United Progressive Alliance 10 4,134,255 14.40 +3.30 10 +8
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam National Democratic Alliance 33 8,547,014 29.77 +4.09 0 -10
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation Left Front 3 6,886 0.02 -0.01 0 0
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam United Progressive Alliance 16 7,064,393 24.60 +1.47 16 +4
Janata Dal (United) National Democratic Alliance 20 884,293 3.08 n/a 0 n/a
Marumaralarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam United Progressive Alliance 4 1,679,870 5.85 -0.10 4 0
Pattali Makkal Katchi United Progressive Alliance 5 1,927,367 6.71 -1.50 5 0
Rashtriya Lok Dal none 3 3,985 0.01 n/a 0 n/a
Shiv Sena National Democratic Alliance 2 5,154 0.02 +0.02 0 0
Samajwadi Party none 4 6,645 0.02 n/a 0 n/a
Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha none 4 11,568 0.04 n/a 0 n/a
Bharatiya Backward Party none 2 2,162 0.01 n/a 0 n/a
Jebamani Janata none 1 734 0.00 n/a 0 n/a
Janata Party National Democratic Alliance 28 149,646 0.52 n/a 0 n/a
Republican Party of India (Athvale) United Progressive Alliance 2 9,654 0.03 +0.02 0 0
Tamil Desiyak Katchi none 2 25,348 0.09 0.00 0 0
Youth and Students Party none 1 6,580 0.02 n/a 0 n/a
Independents none 391 947,938 3.30 +2.05 0 0
Total 571 28,714,515 - - 39 -

Results by constituency[edit]

General Election, 2004: Chennai North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK C. Kuppusami 570,122 62.25 +9.55
BJP Sukumar Nambiar M.N. 316,583 34.57 n/a
Majority 253,539 27.68 +9.81
Turnout 915,879 45.77 +1.98
DMK hold Swing +9.55
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Chennai Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Dayanidhi Maran 316,329 61.68 +2.68
AIADMK Balaganga N. 182,151 35.52 -1.32
Majority 134,178 26.16 +4.00
Turnout 512,853 49.06 +0.60
DMK hold Swing +2.68
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Chennai South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK T.R.Baalu 564,578 60.37 +0.34
AIADMK Bader Sayeed 343,838 36.77 n/a
Majority 220,740 23.60 -2.04
Turnout 935,143 47.96 +2.80
DMK hold Swing +0.34
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Sriperumbudur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK A. Krishnaswamy 517,617 61.39 +9.63
AIADMK Dr. Venugopal P. 282,271 33.48 -8.22
Independent Vijayaragunathan M. 11,995 1.42 n/a
Independent Balakrishnan K. 11,517 1.37 n/a
Majority 235,346 27.91 +17.84
Turnout 843,160 59.23 +4.21
DMK hold Swing +9.63
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Chengalpattu
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PMK A. K. Moorthy 431,643 56.85 +9.62
AIADMK Ramachandran K.N. 282,919 37.26 -8.13
Janata Party Kumaresan A. 10,956 1.44 n/a
BSP Nahamani J. 8,659 1.14 n/a
Majority 148,724 19.59 +17.76
Turnout 759,246 65.02 +6.69
PMK hold Swing +9.62
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Arakkonam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PMK R. Velu 386,911 49.88 n/a
AIADMK Shanmugam N. 284,715 36.70 n/a
JD(U) Sethumadhavan S. 34,876 4.50 n/a
Janata Party Kulandaivelu M. 22,284 2.87 n/a
Independent Venkatesan V. 9,646 1.24 n/a
Majority 102,196 13.17 +0.30
Turnout 775,745 66.86 +0.54
PMK gain from DMK Swing +49.88
UPA gain from NDA Swing

Note: The incumbent party DMK did not contest this seat in 2004. Instead it was contested by its United Progressive Alliance coalition partner PMK, who won the seat. Thus, the UPA held the seat. PMK had not contested this seat in the previous 1999 elections.

General Election, 2004: Vellore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK K. M. Kader Mohideen 436,642 58.38 n/a
AIADMK Santhanam A. 258,032 34.50 -8.03
Janata Party Paramasivam A.M.S. 11,309 1.51 n/a
BSP Karunanithi E. 7,524 1.01 n/a
Majority 178,610 23.88 +20.23
Turnout 747,898 61.28 +0.31
DMK gain from PMK Swing +58.38
UPA gain from NDA Swing

Note: The incumbent party PMK did not contest this seat in 2004. Instead it was contested by its United Progressive Alliance coalition partner DMK, who won the seat. Thus, the UPA held the seat. DMK had not contested this seat in the previous 1999 elections.

General Election, 2004: Tiruppattur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK D. Venugopal 453,786 58.43 +11.43
AIADMK Subramani K.G. 272,884 35.14 -8.70
JD(U) Irshad Ahamed H.S. 12,327 1.59 n/a
BSP Rajendiran P. 8,284 1.07 n/a
Majority 180,902 23.29 +20.13
Turnout 776,597 63.99 -1.18
DMK hold Swing +11.43
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Vandavasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
MDMK N. Ramachandran Gingee 394,903 56.12 n/a
AIADMK Rajalakshmi R. 243,470 34.60 n/a
JD(U) Punniyakotti P. 23,609 3.36 n/a
Independent Vinayagam S. 14,473 2.06 n/a
Majority 151,433 21.52 +12.81
Turnout 703,669 62.35 +0.80
MDMK gain from PMK Swing +56.12
UPA gain from NDA Swing

Note: The incumbent party PMK did not contest this seat in 2004. Instead it was contested by its United Progressive Alliance coalition partner MDMK, who won the seat. Thus, the UPA held the seat. MDMK had not contested this seat in the previous 1999 elections.

General Election, 2004: Tindivanam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PMK K. Dhanaraju 367,849 50.40 n/a
AIADMK Arunmozhithevan. A 276,685 37.91 n/a
JD(U) Gopalakrishnan. P 29,915 4.10 n/a
Independent Mohamed Ali Jinna. M 10,987 1.51 +1.43
Independent Perumal. S 8,083 1.11 n/a
Majority 91,164 12.49 +11.15
Turnout 729,863 62.98 +1.33
PMK gain from MDMK Swing +50.40
UPA gain from NDA Swing

Note: The incumbent party MDMK did not contest this seat in 2004. Instead it was contested by its United Progressive Alliance coalition partner PMK, who won the seat. Thus, the UPA held the seat. PMK had not contested this seat in the previous 1999 elections.

General Election, 2004: Cuddalore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK K. Venkatapathy 400,059 52.63 +3.15
AIADMK Rajendran. R 268,707 35.35 -3.92
JD(U) Sarwar Khan. E 53,406 7.03 n/a
Independent Veerapatran. P. M 13,664 1.80 n/a
Majority 131,352 17.28 +7.07
Turnout 760,187 62.99 -0.77
DMK hold Swing +3.15
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Chidambaram
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PMK E. Ponnuswamy 343,424 46.17 -0.95
JD(U) Thirumaavalavan Thol 255,773 34.38 n/a
BJP Periasamy. D 113,974 15.32 n/a
Majority 87,651 11.78 -4.53
Turnout 743,871 66.09 +0.07
PMK hold Swing -0.95
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Dharmapuri
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PMK R. Senthil 397,540 55.93 +9.27
BJP P D Elangovan 181,450 25.53 n/a
JD(U) Munusamy (Alais) Thamilselvan. M 62,960 8.86 n/a
TDK Balasubramaniam. M 23,553 3.31 +1.64
Independent Jaganathan. V. P 10,968 1.54 n/a
Independent Mahendran. D 10,370 1.46% +1.37
Majority 216,090 30.40% +26.90
Turnout 710,736 54.86 -4.55
PMK hold Swing +9.27
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Krishnagiri
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK E. G. Sugavanam 403,297 54.51 +4.68
AIADMK Nanje Gowdu. K 284,075 38.40 -6.87
BSP Sanaulla Shariff. H 14,055 1.90 n/a
Independent Syed Nikhar. A 11,830 1.60 n/a
Independent Ameerjan. S 8,679 1.17 n/a
Majority 119,222 16.11 +11.55
Turnout 739,864 59.07 -0.91
DMK hold Swing +4.68
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Rasipuram
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC K. Rani 384,170 55.20 n/a
AIADMK S. Anbalagan 249,637 35.87 -11.54
JD(U) Ayyasamy. S 24,522 3.52 n/a
Independent Ravi. R 12,286 1.77 n/a
Majority 134,533 19.33 +13.36
Turnout 695,990 61.46 +6.09
INC gain from AIADMK Swing +55.20
UPA gain from AIADMK Swing

Note: AIADMK, was not part of a coalition, in 1999 election, hence it is a gain for UPA.

General Election, 2004: Salem
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC K. V. Thangkabalu 444,591 59.93 n/a
AIADMK Rajasekaran. A 268,964 36.26 -12.63
Independent Shah Jahan. M A 8,466 1.14 n/a
Majority 175,627 23.67 +20.26
Turnout 741,847 59.29 +0.13
INC gain from AIADMK Swing +59.93
UPA gain from AIADMK Swing

Note: AIADMK, was not part of a coalition, in 1999 election, hence it is a gain for UPA.

General Election, 2004: Tiruchengode
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan 501,569 58.00 n/a
AIADMK Palaniswami. K 322,172 37.26 -10.58
Independent Palanisamy. K 14,208 1.64 n/a
Majority 179,397 20.75 +20.21
Turnout 864,735 59.92 +4.51
DMK gain from MDMK Swing +58.00
UPA gain from NDA Swing

Note: The incumbent party MDMK did not contest this seat in 2004. Instead it was contested by its United Progressive Alliance coalition partner DMK, who won the seat. Thus, the UPA held the seat. DMK had not contested this seat in the previous 1999 elections.

General Election, 2004: Nilgiris
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC R. Prabhu 494,121 63.26 +16.69
BJP M. Master Mathan 257,619 32.98 -16.81
Independent Pappannan. T. K 10,649 1.36 n/a
Majority 236,502 30.28 +27.05
Turnout 781,152 59.29 +4.21
INC gain from BJP Swing 16.69
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Gobichettipalayam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC E. V. K. S. Elangovan 426,826 62.75 n/a
AIADMK Govindarajar, N. R. 212,349 31.22 -15.33
Independent Shaik Muhaideen, S. 15,356 2.26 n/a
Majority 214,477 31.53 +26.86
Turnout 680,240 64.64 +4.36
INC gain from AIADMK Swing +62.75
UPA gain from AIADMK Swing

Note: AIADMK, was not part of a coalition, in 1999 election, hence it is a gain for UPA.

General Election, 2004: Coimbatore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI K. Subbarayan 504,981 57.43 +14.41
BJP Radhakishnan. C. P 340,476 38.72 -10.48
Independent Vellingiri. S 11,562 1.31 n/a
Majority 164,505 18.71 +12.52
Turnout 879,335 55.51 -0.12
CPI gain from BJP Swing +14.41
LDF gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Pollachi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
MDMK Dr. C. Krishnan 364,988 56.76 +8.98
AIADMK Murugan. G 244,067 37.95 -8.28
Independent Rajkumar. R 13,039 2.03 +0.90
Independent Ganesan. K M 6,503 1.01 -0.11
Majority 120,921 18.80 +17.25
Turnout 643,073 61.88 +4.79
MDMK hold Swing +8.98
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Palani
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC S. K. Kharventhan 448,900 64.50 n/a
AIADMK Kishore Kumar. K 217,407 31.24 -12.38
Independent Jeyaprakash. P 11,337 1.63 n/a
Majority 231,493 33.26 +29.05
Turnout 696,007 63.92 +5.03
INC gain from AIADMK Swing +64.50
UPA gain from AIADMK Swing

Note: AIADMK, was not part of a coalition, in 1999 election, hence it is a gain for UPA.

General Election, 2004: Dindigul
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC N. S. V. Chitthan 407,116 58.92 n/a
AIADMK Jeyaraman. M 251,945 36.46 -6.48
Independent Ravindran. J 10,359 1.50 +1.47
Majority 155,171 22.46 +19.49
Turnout 690,973 60.75 +3.29
INC gain from AIADMK Swing +58.92
UPA gain from AIADMK Swing

Note: AIADMK, was not part of a coalition, in 1999 election, hence it is a gain for UPA.

General Election, 2004: Madurai
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) P. Mohan 414,433 56.01 +12.22
AIADMK A. K. Bose 281,593 38.06 n/a
JD(U) Sakthivel, P. 12,093 1.63 n/a
Janata Party Subramanian Swamy 12,009 1.62 -1.11
Majority 132,840 17.95 +12.99
Turnout 739,937 55.05 +2.64
CPI(M) hold Swing +12.22
LDF hold Swing
General Election, 2004: Periyakulam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC J. M. Aaron Rashid 346,851 49.51 n/a
AIADMK T.T.V. Dhinakaran 325,696 46.49 +0.85
Majority 21,155 3.02 -3.86
Turnout 700,603 66.29 +6.93
INC gain from AIADMK Swing +49.51
UPA gain from AIADMK Swing

Note: AIADMK, was not part of a coalition, in 1999 election, hence it is a gain for UPA.

General Election, 2004: Karur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK K. C. Palanisamy 450,407 60.43 +15.42
AIADMK Palanichamy, Raja. N 259,531 34.82 -10.57
Independent Jawahar. N 14,552 1.95 n/a
Majority 190,876 25.61 +25.22
Turnout 745,342 69.70 +6.76
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing +15.42
UPA gain from AIADMK Swing

Note: AIADMK, was not part of a coalition, in 1999 election, hence it is a gain for UPA.

General Election, 2004: Tiruchirappalli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
MDMK L. Ganesan 450,907 63.59 n/a
AIADMK Paranjothi. M 234,182 33.02 n/a
Independent Ravi. P 7,831 1.10 n/a
Majority 216,725 30.56 +17.87
Turnout 709,134 59.48 +3.08
MDMK gain from BJP Swing +63.59
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Perambalur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK A. Raja 389,708 55.01 +7.50
AIADMK Dr. M. Sundaram 236,375 33.37 -4.36
JD(U) Ganesan. V 47,041 6.64 n/a
Independent Jaisankar. K 15,935 2.25 n/a
Janata Party Dr. M. Thatchanamoorthy 7,470 1.05 n/a
Majority 153,333 21.64 +11.87
Turnout 708,434 70.88 +5.48
DMK hold Swing +7.50
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Mayiladuturai
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Mani Shankar Aiyar 411,160 59.08 +9.60
AIADMK O. S. Manian 215,469 30.96 n/a
JD(U) Rajan J. 49,124 7.06 n/a
Independent Rahmathullah U. 8,335 1.20 n/a
Majority 195,691 28.12 +22.00
Turnout 695,889 68.09 +4.48
INC hold Swing +9.60
UPA hold Swing
General Election, 2004: Nagapattinam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK A. K. S. Vijayan 463,389 61.66 +12.50
AIADMK Archunan. P J 247,166 32.89 n/a
JD(U) Ramesh. S G M 17,090 2.27 n/a
Independent Murugesan. K 9,480 1.26 n/a
Majority 216,223 28.77 +25.54
Turnout 751,581 71.65 +5.63
DMK hold Swing +12.50
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Thanjavur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK S. S. Palanimanickam 400,986 56.56 +11.97
AIADMK Thangamuthu. K 281,838 39.75 +0.15
Independent Shahul Hameed. A. R. 10,606 1.50 n/a
Majority 119,148 16.81 +11.82
Turnout 708,971 68.78 +5.72
DMK hold Swing +11.97
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Pudukkottai
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK S. Regupathy 466,133 56.82 n/a
AIADMK Ravichandran. A 309,637 37.75 n/a
BSP Nagooran. A 10,024 1.22 n/a
Independent M. S. Lion Rajendran 9,723 1.19 n/a
Majority 156,496 19.08 +10.84
Turnout 820,300 66.42 +2.32
DMK gain from MADMK Swing +56.82
UPA gain from NDA Swing

Note: The incumbent party MADMK did not contest this seat in 2004. Instead it was contested by its coalition partner from the previous 1999 elections - DMK. Also, this is a gain for the UPA, since MADMK, the incumbent was part of the NDA coalition, while DMK left the NDA for UPA

General Election, 2004: Sivaganga
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC P. Chidambaram 400,393 60.00 +20.57
AIADMK Karuppiah. S P 237,668 34.60 n/a
Independent Subramanian Mutharaiyar. M Arimalam 9,709 1.46 n/a
Majority 162,725 24.39 +20.57
Turnout 703,669 62.35 +0.80
INC hold Swing +20.57
UPA hold Swing
General Election, 2004: Ramanathapuram
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK M. S. K. Bhavani Rajenthiran 335,287 49.66 +9.32
AIADMK Murugesan. C 225,337 33.38 -8.00
JD(U) Kannappan. S 79,507 11.78 n/a
Independent Veeraya. T 6,858 1.02 n/a
Majority 109,950 16.29 +15.25
Turnout 675,157 58.83 +1.34
DMK gain from AIADMK Swing +9.32
UPA gain from AIADMK Swing

Note: AIADMK, was not part of a coalition, in 1999 election, hence it is a gain for UPA.

General Election, 2004: Sivakasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
MDMK A. Ravichandran 469,072 56.44 +15.23
AIADMK Kannan. P 304,555 36.64 +4.89
JD(U) Dheepa Valentina. T 27,130 3.26 n/a
Independent Venkatesan. K 10,156 1.22 n/a
Majority 164,517 19.79 +10.34
Turnout 831,167 63.27 +0.41
MDMK hold Swing +15.23
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Tirunelveli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC R. Dhanuskodi Athithan 370,127 58.39 n/a
AIADMK R. Amirtha Ganesan 203,052 32.03 -8.88
JD(U) M. Appavu 39,333 6.21 n/a
Majority 167,075 26.36 +22.02
Turnout 633,846 58.35 +3.89
INC gain from AIADMK Swing +58.39
UPA gain from AIADMK Swing

Note: AIADMK, was not part of a coalition, in 1999 election, hence it is a gain for UPA.

General Election, 2004: Tenkasi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI M. Appadurai 348,000 48.85 n/a
AIADMK S. Murugesan 225,824 31.70 -3.62
JD(U) Dr. K. Krishnasamy 101,122 14.19 n/a
Independent M. Vadivel Kumar 14,441 2.03 n/a
Majority 122,176 17.15 +17.02
Turnout 712,409 65.68 +0.80
CPI gain from AIADMK Swing +48.85
LDF gain from AIADMK Swing
General Election, 2004: Tiruchendur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK V. Radhika Selvi 394,484 62.50 +18.89
AIADMK T. Thamodaran 212,803 33.72 +1.05
Majority 181,681 28.79 +17.83
Turnout 631,124 61.18 +8.83
DMK hold Swing +18.89
UPA gain from NDA Swing
General Election, 2004: Nagercoil
Party Candidate Votes % ±
CPI(M) A. V. Bellarmin 410,091 60.87 n/a
BJP P. Radhakrishnan 245,797 36.48 -12.94
Majority 164,294 24.39 +0.97
Turnout 673,716 60.69 +1.90
CPI(M) gain from BJP Swing +60.87
LDF gain from NDA Swing