Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly by-election, 1997–98

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Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 1997/98
India
← 1952-95 February 8, 1997 and February 22, 1998 1999/2000 →

3 vacant seats in the Legislature of Tamil Nadu
  First party Second party
  J. Jayalalithaa (cropped).jpg
Leader M. Karunanidhi J. Jayalalithaa
Party DMK AIADMK
Alliance UF ADMK+
Leader's seat Chepauk None
Seats won 3 0
Seat change - -
Popular vote 145,842 121,962
Percentage 41.2% 34.4%

Chief Minister before election

M. Karunanidhi
DMK

Chief Minister

M. Karunanidhi
DMK

By-elections to Pudukottai constituency was held in Tamil Nadu on February 8, 1997. Elections for two state assembly constituencies, Coonoor and Aruppukottai were held on February 22, 1998.

The results were a sweep for the DMK. However, all three seats were held by DMK from the 1996 election, and there was a significant improvement by the AIADMK, losing by very small margins in all three constituencies.

Constituents and Results[edit]

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

Pudukottai[edit]

Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 1997/98: Pudukottai
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK P. Mari Ayya 57,769 40.0%
AIADMK S. Chelladurai 45,745 31.7%
MDMK V.N. Mani 13,504 9.3%
Independent V.O.S. Panneerselvam 12,892 8.9%
CPI(M) P. Kumaravel 5,133 3.6%
Majority 12,024 8.3%
Turnout 144,523 66.8%
DMK hold Swing

Coonoor[edit]

Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 1997/98: Coonoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK M. Ranganathan 47,850 48.2%
AIADMK S. Karuppusamy 37,945 38.2%
INC P. Arumugam 7,189 7.2%
ATMK G. Guruswami Siddhan 1,144 1.2%
Majority 9,905 10.0%
Turnout 99,348 58.5%
DMK hold Swing

Aruppukottai[edit]

Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 1997/98: Aruppukottai
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Thangam Thenarasu 40,223 36.5%
AIADMK V.S. Panchavarnam 38,272 89.40
PT P.T. Manickam 12,484 11.3%
Independent K. Palaniswamy 9,525 8.6%
INC K. Chandran 1,329 1.2%
Majority 1,951 1.8%
Turnout 110,183 65.9%
DMK hold Swing

See also[edit]

1. ECI By-election page

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1997 By-elections
  2. ^ 1998 By-elections