1996 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election

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Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, 1996

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All 234 seats in the Legislature of Tamil Nadu
  First party Second party
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Leader M. Karunanidhi J. Jayalalithaa
Party DMK AIADMK
Alliance UF INC+
Leader's seat Chepauk Bargur
(lost)
Seats won 221 4
Seat change Increase219 Decrease216
Popular vote 14,600,748 7,354,723
Percentage 53.77% 27.08%
Swing Increase23.72% Decrease32.71%

1996 tamil nadu legislative election map.png
1996 election map (by constituencies)

Chief Minister before election

J. Jayalalithaa
AIADMK

Chief Minister

M. Karunanidhi
DMK

The eleventh legislative assembly election of Tamil Nadu was held on 2 May 1996. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) led front won the election and its leader M. Karunanidhi, became the chief minister. This was his fourth term in office. S.Balakrishnan, also known as So.Balakrishnan, of Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) became the Leader of the Opposition.[1] The incumbent Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) government was defeated in a landslide with its leader and outgoing chief minister J. Jayalalitha losing the election from the Bargur constituency.

Background[edit]

Anti-incumbency[edit]

The J. Jayalalithaa led Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) government, which had been in power since 1991 was beset with corruption scandals and public discontent. A series of corruption scandals, a growing reputation for high handedness and an extravagant public wedding for Jayalalitha's foster son Sudhakaran all combined together to erode the ADMK support base and the goodwill she had enjoyed with the electorate in the 1991 elections.[2][3][4]

Formation of TMC[edit]

The ADMK's alliance with Indian National Congress (INC), which had helped it to win the 1991 elections ran into trouble mid way through the ADMK's term. Jayalalitha terminated the alliance and Congress served as the principal opposition party in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. When the 1996 elections drew closer, it was expected that the Congress would contest the elections in alliance with the DMK. However against the wishes of the Tamil Nadu state unit of the Congress, the national congress leader (and then Indian prime minister) P. V. Narasimha Rao announced that the Congress would ally with the ADMK. This led to a split in the Tamil Nadu Congress with a majority of the party workers and cadre forming the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) led by G. K. Moopanar. The TMC contested the elections in alliance with the DMK.[5][6]

Formation of MDMK[edit]

In 1993, the DMK suffered a split when one of its more prominent second rung leaders, Vaiko was expelled from the party membership. The next year Vaiko floated a new party – the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK).[7][8]

Coalitions[edit]

There were four main coalitions in the 1996 elections. The DMK-TMC front which also included the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the ADMK-Congress front were the main political groupings in the state. Both fronts had a number of smaller parties as constituents. The Indian National League and the All India Forward Bloc were part of the DMK front, while the ADMK front also had Muslim Leagues, Forward Block, All India Republic Party, Uzhavar Uzhaippalar Katchi and United Communist Party. Apart from these two fronts, there was a MDMK led coalition which included the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM), the Janata Dal (JD) and the Samajwadi Janata Party (SJP). The alliance between Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) and All India Indira Congress (Tiwari) (Tiwari Congress) led by Vazhappady Ramamurthy was the fourth coalition that contested the elections. Initially, before the TMC was formed, the DMK put together a seven party alliance comprising itself, PMK, CPI, Tiwari Congress and a few other parties. However, this alliance fell through when the Tiwari Congress and PMK left the front after differences between Karunanidhi and Ramamurthy. After this, Cho Ramaswamy (editor of Thuglak) played a vital role in bringing together the DMK-TMC coalition and obtaining actor Rajinikanth's support for it.[9][10] There were a few other smaller political formations and parties contesting the election – the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) contested the elections alone; Subramanian Swamy's Janata Party contested in alliance with the caste organisation Devendra Kula Vellar Sangam led by Dalit leader K. Krishnasamy.[6][11][12][13][14]

Rajinikanth's support[edit]

The DMK-TMC alliance enlisted the popular Tamil film actor Rajinikanth to campaign against the ADMK in the elections. Rajinikanth declared his support for the DMK-TMC combine and members of his numerous fan clubs campaigned for the DMK front across Tamil Nadu. In a widely watched campaign appearance broadcast in Sun TV, he declared "even God cannot save Tamil Nadu if ADMK returns to power". Rajinikanth's support played a key role in the DMK front's victory.[15][16][17]

Seat allotments[edit]

AIADMK-INC Front[edit]

No. Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam J.Jayalalithaa 168
2. Indian National Congress Kumari Anandan 64

DMK-TMC Front[edit]

No.
Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam M. Karunanidhi 176
2. Tamil Maanila Congress G.K. Moopanar 41
3. Communist Party of India R.Nallakannu 13
4. All India Forward Bloc No flag.svg 1
Unregistered party, whose candidates ran under the DMK ticket
5. Indian National League Janab 5

MDMK-CPI(M) Front[edit]

No.
Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Vaiko 177
2. Communist Party of India (Marxist) N.Sankaraiah 40
3. Janata Dal No flag.svg 16

PMK-Tiwari Congress Front[edit]

No.
Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. Pattali Makkal Katchi Dr. Ramdoss 116
2. All India Indira Congress (Tiwari) No flag.svg Vazhappady Ramamurthy 46

Voting and Results[edit]

Polling took place on 2 May 1996 and results were announced on 12 May. The turnout among registered voters was 66.95%. The assembly elections were held simultaneously along with the Indian parliamentary elections.

Constituency wise results[edit]

List of winners and runners-up by constituency[edit]
Assembly Constituency Winner Party Runner-up Party Margin
Acharapakkam (SC) S. Mathivanan DMK A. Bhuvaraghamoorthy ADMK 25,371
Alandur C. Shanmugam DMK K. Purushothaman ADMK 75,994
Alangudi A. Venkatachalam IND S. Erasasekaran CPI 652
Alangulam Aladi Aruna DMK M. S. Kamaraj INC 24,336
Ambasamudram R. Avudaiappan DMK R. Murugaiah Pandian ADMK 19,689
Anaicut C. Gopu DMK C. M. Suryakala ADMK 31,616
Andhiyur (SC) P. Selvarasu DMK M. Subramaniam ADMK 24,994
Andimadam Rajendiran PMK Sivasubramaniyan DMK 13,402
Andipatti P. Aasiyan DMK A. Muthiah ADMK 13,701
Anna Nagar Arcot N. Veerasami DMK R. Balasubramanian INC 69,017
Arakkonam (SC) R. Thamizh Selvan DMK R. Elumalai PMK 46,820
Arantaki S. Thirunavukkarasu ADMK S. Shanmugam DMK 14,232
Aravakkurichi S. S. Mohammad Ismail DMK V. K. Duraisamy ADMK 9,094
Arcot P. N. Subramani DMK K. V. Ramadoss ADMK 26,407
Ariyalur D. Amaramoorthy TMC(M) A. Elavarasan ADMK 24,894
Arni R. Sivanandam DMK M. Chinnakulandai ADMK 18,179
Aruppukottai V. Thangapandian DMK K. Sundarapandian ADMK 16,365
Athoor I. Periasamy DMK C. Chinnamuthu ADMK 50,292
Attur A. M. Ramasamy DMK A. K. Murugesan ADMK 22,296
Avanashi (SC) G. Elango DMK M. Thiagarajan ADMK 26,457
Bargur E. G. Sugavanam DMK J. Jayalalitha ADMK 8,366
Bhavani S. N. Balasubramanian TMC(M) K. S. Manivannan ADMK 28,829
Bhavanisagar V. A. Andamuthu DMK V. K. Chinnasamy ADMK 23,451
Bhuvanagiri A. V. Abdul Naser DMK P. D. Elangovan PMK 19,345
Bodinayakkanur A. Sudalaimuthu DMK S. P. Jayakumar ADMK 26,087
Chengalpattu V. Tamilmani DMK C. V. N. Kumarasamy ADMK 36,805
Chengam (SC) K. V. Nannan DMK C. K. Thamizharasan ADMK 26,633
Chepauk M. Karunanidhi DMK N. S. S. Nellai Kannan INC 35,784
Cheranmadevi P. Veldurai TMC(M) P. H. Pandian IND 12,107
Cheyyar V. Anbalagan DMK P. Chandran ADMK 37,486
Chidambaram S. Azhagiri TMC(M) A. Radhakrishnan INC 29,016
Chinnasalem R. Mookappan DMK P. Mohan ADMK 31,645
Coimbatore East V. K. Lakshmanan TMC(M) R. S. Velan INC 47,686
Coimbatore West C. T. Dhandapani DMK Raja Thangavel INC 38,299
Colachel Era. Bernard DMK S. P. Kutty BJP 7,426
Coonoor (SC) N. Thangavel DMK S. Kuppusamy ADMK 35,515
Cuddalore E. Pugazhenthi DMK K. V. Rajendiran INC 48,627
Cumbum O. R. Ramachandran TMC(M) R. T. Gopalan IND 35,740
Dharapuram (SC) R. Saraswathy DMK P. Easwaramurthy ADMK 23,038
Dharmapuri K. Manokaran DMK Mase Harur INC 37,022
Dindigul R. Manimaran DMK V. Marutharaj ADMK 65,124
Edapadi I. Ganesan PMK P. A. Murugesan DMK 9,192
Egmore (SC) Parithi Ellam Vazhuthi DMK N. Lakshmi INC 37,185
Erode N. K. K. Periasamy DMK S. Muthusamy ADMK 47,837
Gobichettipalayam G. P. Venkidu DMK K. A. Sengottaiyan AMDK 14,729
Gingee T. Natarajan DMK T. N. Muruganandam INC 25,434
Gudalur B. M. Mubarak DMK K. R. Raju ADMK 45,905
Gudiyatham V. G. Dhanapal DMK S. Ramgopal INC 29,136
Gummidipundi K. Venu DMK R. S. Munirathinam ADMK 21,625
Harbour K. Anbazhagan DMK Paul Earnest INC 30,256
Harur (SC) Vedammal DMK J. Natesan INC 36,403
Hosur B. Venkatasamy JD T. Venkata Reddy TMC(M) 1,737
Ilayangudi M. Tamilkudimagan DMK V. D. Nadarajan ADMK 14,804
Jayankondam K. C. Ganesan DMK Gurunathan PMK 12,490
Kadaladi S. P. Thangavelan DMK V. Sathiyamoorthy ADMK 19,970
Kadayanallur K. Naina Mohammed DMK A. M. Gani ADMK 16,692
Kalasapakkam P. S. Thiruvengadam DMK M. Sundarasami INC 34,530
Kancheepuram P. Murugesan DMK S. S. Thirunavukkarasu ADMK 32,629
Kandamangalam (SC) S. Alaguvelu DMK V. Subramaniyan ADMK 29,995
Kangayam N. S. Rajkumar Manraadiar DMK N. Ramasamy ADMK 26,009
Kanyakumari N. Suresh Rajan DMK S. Thanu Pillai ADMK 21,863
Kapilamalai K. K. Veerappan DMK R. Rajalingam ADMK 29,710
Karaikudi N. Sundaram TMC(M) M. Raju ADMK 50,384
Karur Vasuki Murugesan DMK M. Chinnasamy ADMK 32,008
Katpadi Durai Murugan DMK K. Pandurangan ADMK 41,007
Kattumannarkoil (SC) E. Ramalingam DMK L. Elayaperumal HRPI 9,819
Kaveripattinam P. V. S. Venkatesan DMK K. P. Munusamy ADMK 35,859
Killiyur D. Kumaradas TMC(M) C. Santhakumar BJP 10,417
Kinathukadavu M. Shanmugham DMK K. M. Mylswamy ADMK 13,964
Kolathur (SC) Selvaraj alias Kavithapithan DMK A. Karuppayee ADMK 24,156
Kovilpatti L. Ayyalusamy CPI K. S. Radhakrishnan MDMK 7,487
Krishnagiri Kanchana Kamalanathan DMK K. P. Kathavarayan ADMK 35,611
Krishnarayapuram (SC) S. Nagarathinam DMK A. Arivalagan ADMK 15,177
Kulittalai R. Selvam DMK A. Pappa Sundaram ADMK 17,750
Kumbakonam K. S. Mani DMK Erama Eramanatham ADMK 35,310
Kurinjipadi M. R. K. Panneerselvam DMK P. Pandarinathan ADMK 39,013
Kuttalam P. Kalayanam Kuttalam DMK M. Rajendiran ADMK 25,721
Lalgudi K. N. Nehru DMK J. Logambal INC 59,504
Maduranthakam S. K. Venkatesan DMK S. D. Ugamchand ADMK 10,593
Madurai Central A. Deivanayagam TMC(M) V. S. Chandraleka JP 17,941
Madurai East V. Velusamy DMK T. R. Janarthanan ADMK 19,297
Madurai West P. T. R. Palanivel Rajan DMK R. Muthusamy INC 44,258
Manamadurai (SC) K. Thangamani CPI M. Gunasekaran ADMK 17,770
Mangalore (SC) S. Puratchimani TMC(M) V. M. S. Saravanakumar INC 19,288
Mannargudi V. Sivapunniam CPI K. Kaliyaperumal ADMK 39,834
Marungapuri B. M. Senguttuvan DMK K. Solairaj ADMK 6,394
Mayiladuturai M. M. S. Abul Hassan TMC(M) Rama Chidambaram INC 34,604
Melmalayanur A. Gnanasekar DMK Dharmarasan INC 28,414
Melur K. V. V. Rajamanickam TMC(M) C. R. Sundararajan INC 44,741
Mettupalayam B. Arunkumar DMK K. Doraiswamy ADMK 30,752
Mettur P. Gopal DMK R. Balakrishnan PMK 20,006
Modakurichi Subbulakshmi Jegadeesan DMK R. N. Kittusamy ADMK 39,540
Morappur V. Mullaivendhan DMK K. Singaram ADMK 28,274
Mudukulathur S. Balakrishnan TMC(M) V. Bose IND 22,528
Mugaiyur A. G. Sampath DMK T. M. Aranganathan ADMK 41,596
Musiri M. N. Jothi Kannan DMK C. Mallika Chinnasamy ADMK 27,768
Mylapore N. P. Ramajayam DMK T. K. Sampath ADMK 51,804
Nagapattinam G. Nizamudeen DMK R. Jeevananthan ADMK 19,728
Nagercoil M. Moses TMC(M) S. Velpandian BJP 28,478
Namakkal (SC) K. Veisamy DMK S. Anbalagan ADMK 38,065
Nanguneri S. V. Krishnan CPI A. S. A. Karunakaran ADMK 3,149
Nannilam (SC) Padma TMC(M) K. Gopal ADMK 35,973
Natham M. Andi Ambalam TMC(M) S. Asai Alangaram INC 35,636
Natrampalli R. Mahendran DMK T. Anbazhagan IND 3,221
Nellikuppam A. Mani DMK M. C. Dhamodharan ADMK 25,383
Nilakkottai (SC) A. S. Ponnammal TMC(M) A. Rasu INC 32,003
Oddanchatram R. Sakkarapani DMK K. Sellamuthu ADMK 36,823
Omalur R. R. Sekaran TMC(M) C. Krishnan ADMK 7,930
Orathanad P. Rajamanickam DMK V. Suriyamoorthy ADMK 30,349
Ottapidaram (SC) K. Krishnasamy JP S. Paulraj ADMK 1,148
Padmanabhapuram C. Velayudhan BJP Bala Janathipathy DMK 4,540
Palacode G. L. Venkatachalam DMK C. Gopal ADMK 22,073
Palani (SC) T. Poovendhan DMK P. Karuppachamy ADMK 36,660
Palayamkottai Mohamed Kodar Maideen DMK P. Dharmalingam ADMK 44,364
Palladam S. S. Ponmudi DMK K. S. Duraimurugan ADMK 32,540
Pallipet E. S. S. Raman TMC(M) B. Thangavel INC 58,492
Panamarathupatti S. R. Sivalingam DMK P. Vijayalakshmi Palanisamy ADMK 13,171
Panruti V. Ramaswamy DMK R. Rajendran ADMK 39,130
Papanasam N. Karupanna Odayar TMC(M) R. Thirunavukkarasu IND 38,342
Paramakudi (SC) U. Thisaiveeran DMK K. Munisamy IND 18,901
Park Town T. Rajendar DMK S. V. Shankar INC 29,479
Pattukkottai P. Balasubramanian DMK Seeni Baskaran ADMK 33,621
Pennagaram G. K. Mani PMK M. Arumugam CPI 406
Perambalur (SC) M. Devarajan DMK S. Murugesan ADMK 23,401
Perambur (SC) Chengai Sivam DMK V. Neelakandan ADMK 58,351
Peravurani S. V. Thirugnana Sambandam TMC(M) K. Sakthivel INC 39,640
Periyakulam L. Mookiah DMK K. M. Kader Mohideen ADMK 21,907
Pernamallur N. Pandurangan DMK C. Srinivasan ADMK 27,793
Pernambut (SC) V. Govindan DMK I. Thamizharasan ADMK 31,174
Perundurai N. Periyasamy CPI P. Periyasamy ADMK 17,551
Perur A. Natarasan DMK R. Thirumalaisamy ADMK 57,573
Pollachi S. Raju DMK V. Jayaraman ADMK 21,814
Polur A. Rajendran DMK Agri. S. Krishnamoorthy ADMK 24,153
Pongalur P. Mohan Kandaswamy TMC(M) Thalapathy Murugesan INC 21,941
Ponneri (SC) K. Sundaram DMK G. Gunasekaran ADMK 45,391
Poombuhar G. Mohandasan DMK N. Vijayabalan ADMK 18,413
Poonamallee D. Sudarsanam TMC(M) P. Krishnamoorthy INC 50,511
Pudukottai A. Periannan DMK S. C. Swaminathan INC 42,783
Purasawalkam B. Ranganathan TMC(M) Kathipara J. Gnanam INC 72,614
Radhakrishnan Nagar S. P. Sarkunam DMK R. M. D. Raveendran ADMK 43,081
Radhapuram M. Appavu TMC(M) S. K. Chandrasekaran INC 28,946
Rajapalayam (SC) V. P. Rajan DMK P. Prabakar ADMK 18,939
Ramanathapuram A. Rahman Khan DMK S. K. G. Sekar ADMK 35,891
Ranipet R. Gandhi DMK M. Masilamani ADMK 34,127
Rasipuram P. R. Sundaram ADMK R. R. Damayandhi DMK 454
Rishivandiyam S. Sivaraj TMC(M) P. Annadurai ADMK 40,064
Royapuram R. Mathivanan DMK D. Jayakumar ADMK 17,408
Saidapet K. Saidai Kittu DMK Saidai S. Duraisamy ADMK 29,853
Salem – I K. R. G. Dhanapalan DMK A. T. Natarajan INC 30,267
Salem – II A. L. Thangavel DMK S. Semmalai ADMK 27,491
Samayanallur (SC) S. Selvaraj DMK R. Raja Selvaraj ADMK 55,648
Sankarapuram T. Udhayasuriyan DMK A. Saruvar Kasim ADMK 22,158
Sankarankoil (SC) C. Karuppasamy ADMK S. Raja DMK 600
Sankari (SC) V. Muthu DMK K. K. Ramasamy ADMK 21,336
Sathankulam S. S. Mani Nadar TMC(M) B. Kasinathan INC 25,236
Sathyamangalam S. K. Rajendran DMK T. R. Attiannan ADMK 8,784
Sattur K. M. Vijayakumar DMK K. K. S. S. R. Ramachandran ADMK 9,364
Sedapatti G. Thalapathi DMK R. Muthiah ADMK 10,201
Sendamangalam (ST) C. Chandrasekaran DMK K. Kalavathi ADMK 19,925
Sholavandan L. Santhanam DMK A. M. Paramasivan ADMK 18,808
Sholinghur A. M. Munirathinam TMC(M) S. Shanmugham PMK 33,930
Singanallur N. Palaniswamy DMK R. Duraisamy ADMK 58,412
Sirkazhi (SC) M. Panneerselvam DMK V. Bharathi ADMK 29,694
Sivaganga Tha. Kiruttinan Pasumpon DMK K. R. Muruganandam ADMK 33,001
Sivakasi R. Chokkar TMC(M) N. Alagarsamy ADMK 18,732
Sriperumbudur (SC) E. Kothandam DMK K. N. Chinnandi INC 36,436
Srirangam T. P. Mayavan DMK M. Paranjothi ADMK 29,859
Srivaikuntam S. David Selwyn DMK S. Danielraj INC 13,209
Srivilliputhur R. Tamaraikani ADMK T. Ramasamy CPI 8,667
Talavasal (SC) K. Rani TMC(M) K. Kaliyaperumal INC 27,382
Tambaram M. A. Vaidyalingam DMK K. B. Madhavan INC 11,395
Taramangalam P. Govindan PMK P. Elavarasan DMK 24,707
Tenkasi K. Ravi Arunan TMC(M) Aladi Sankaraiya INC 30,760
Thalli S. Raja Reddy CPI Venkatarama Reddi INC 7,489
Thandarambattu K. Manivarma TMC(M) A. P. Kuppusamy ADMK 39,814
Thanjavur S. N. M. Ubayadullah DMK S. D. Somasundaram ADMK 45,082
T. Nagar A. Chellakumar TMC(M) S. Vijayan ADMK 48,998
Theni N. R. Alagaraja TMC(M) V. R. Nedunchezhiyan ADMK 49,144
Thirumangalam M. Muthuramalingam DMK S. Andi Thevar ADMK 28,925
Thirumayam V. Chinniah TMC(M) S. Ragupathy ADMK 11,888
Thirunavalur A. J. Manikannan DMK K. G. P. Gnanamoorthy ADMK 12,436
Thirupparankundram C. Ramachandran DMK S. V. Shanmugam ADMK 61,409
Thiruthuraipundi (SC) G. Palanisami CPI K. Gopalsami INC 53,688
Thiruvadanai K. R. Ramasamy TMC(M) D. Sakthivel INC 51,400
Thiruvaiyaru D. Chandrasekaran DMK M. Subramanian ADMK 27,011
Thiruvattar V. Alban DMK J. Hemachandran CPM 12,354
Thiruvarur (SC) A. Asohan DMK P. Arumuga Pandian ADMK 44,367
Thiruvidaimarudhur S. Ramalingam DMK T. R. Loganathan INC 41,941
Thiruvonam M. Ramachandran DMK K. Thangamuthu ADMK 31,550
Thondamuthur C. R. Ramachandran DMK T. Malaravan ADMK 62,137
Thottiam K. Kannaiyan DMK N. Nedumaran ADMK 40,982
Thousand Lights M. K. Stalin DMK Zeenath Sheriffdeen ADMK 44,877
Tindivanam R. Sedunathan DMK M. Karunanidhi PMK 25,380
Tiruchendur S. Jennifer Chandran DMK T. Dhamodharan ADMK 31,031
Tiruchengode T. P. Arumugam DMK S. Chinnusamy ADMK 42,620
Tiruchy – I B. Baranikumar DMK Pa. Krishnan ADMK 27,510
Tiruchy – II Anbil Poyyamozhi DMK P. Selvaraj ADMK 44,829
Tirunelveli A. L. Subramanian DMK V. Karuppasamy Pandian ADMK 23,324
Tiruppattur (41) G. Shanmugam DMK P. G. Mani ADMK 31,658
Tiruppattur (194) R. Sivaraman DMK S. Kannappan ADMK 19,277
Tirupporur (SC) G. Chockalingam DMK N. K. Loganathan ADMK 31,896
Tiruppur K. Subbarayan CPI C. Sivasamy ADMK 41,055
Tiruttani E. A. P. Sivaji DMK G. Hari ADMK 29,542
Tiruvallur C. S. Mani DMK G. Kanagaraj ADMK 33,254
Tiruvannamalai K. Pitchandi DMK A. Arunachalam INC 52,978
Thiruvarambur K. Durai DMK T. Rathinavel ADMK 46,753
Tiruvottiyur T. C. Vijayan DMK B. Balraj ADMK 75,022
Triplicane K. Nanjil Manoharan DMK A. Wahab ADMK 35,011
Tuticorin N. Periasamy DMK J. L. B. Bono Venture Roche IND 21,371
Udagamandalam T. Gundan DMK H. M. Raju INC 47,180
Udumalpet D. Selvaraj DMK C. Shanmugavel ADMK 24,320
Ulundurpet (SC) A. Mani DMK M. Anandan ADMK 20,975
Uppiliapuram (ST) T. Karuppusami DMK R. Saroja ADMK 34,568
Usilampatti P. N. Vallarasu FBL P. Veluchamy ADMK 55,903
Uthiramerur K. Sundar DMK N. K. Gnanasekaran ADMK 33,092
Valangiman (SC) Gomathi Srinivasan TMC(M) V. Vivekanandan ADMK 20,511
Valparai (SC) V. P. Singaravelu DMK Kurichi Manimaran ADMK 25,272
Vandavasi (SC) Bala Anandan DMK V. Gunaseelan ADMK 39,746
Vaniyambadi M. Abdul Lathief DMK K. Kuppusamy INC 47,253
Vanur (SC) A. Marimuthu DMK S. P. Erasendiran ADMK 23,942
Varahur (SC) B. Duraisamy DMK A. Palanimuthu ADMK 21,151
Vasudevanallur (SC) R. Eswaran TMC(M) P. Suresh Babu INC 616
Vedaranyam S. K. Vedarathinam DMK P. C. V. Balasubramaniam INC 22,792
Vedasandur S. V. Krishnan DMK S. Gandhirajan ADMK 20,769
Veerapandi S. Arumugam DMK K. Arjunan ADMK 21,151
Vellakoil M. P. Saminathan DMK Durai Ramaswamy ADMK 6,914
Vellore C. Gnanasekaran TMC(M) S. B. Bhaskaran INC 60,888
Vilathikulam K. Ravisankar DMK V. Gopalsamy MDMK 634
Vilavancode D. Mony CPM V. Thankaraj DMK 21,282
Villivakkam J. M. Haroon Rasheed TMC(M) M. G. Mohan INC 147,747
Villupuram K. Ponmudy DMK S. S. Panneerselvam ADMK 41,586
Virudhunagar A. R. R. Seenivasan DMK G. Karikolraj INC 23,487
Vridachalam Tamizharasan DMK R. Govindasamy PMK 6,885
Yercaud (ST) V. Perumal DMK R. Gunasekaran ADMK 9,394
* Elected as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Impact[edit]

ADMK suffered a rout in the elections. Most of sitting ministers of the ADMK government, including the chief minister Jayalalithaa lost their seats. Jayalalitha lost to DMK's E. G. Sugavanam by a margin of 8,366 votes in the Bargur constituency. A year after the election, the ADMK split, when a faction led by the Arantaki MLA Su. Thirunavukkarasar broke away from the party. The MDMK which was contesting its first statewide elections since its formation in 1994 drew a blank. MDMK leader Vaiko was defeated in both the Vilathikulam assembly constituency and the Sivakasi parliamentary constituency. This election also saw the PMK electing four members to the assembly. The massive victory of the DMK-TMC-CPI combine in the assembly elections spilled over to the parliamentary elections. The coalition was able to win all 39 parliamentary seats in Tamil Nadu and the lone parliamentary seat in the nearby Pondicherry. This tally of 40 seats enabled the DMK-TMC combine to be part of the United Front government during 1996–98.[2][12][13][18]

Cabinet[edit]

Karunanidhi doubled as the finance minister in his Cabinet.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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