Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, 2016

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Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, 2016

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All 234 elected seats in the Legislature of Tamil Nadu
118 seats needed for a majority

  First party Second party
  Jayalalithaa.jpg Karunanidhi pay homage to Manorama.JPG
Leader J. Jayalalithaa M. Karunanidhi
Party AIADMK DMK
Alliance AIADMK Alliance DMK Alliance
Leader since February 1989[1] 10 February 1969[2]
Leader's seat Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Tiruvarur
Last election 150 seats 23 seats
Seats won 136 98
Seat change Decrease14 Increase66
Popular vote 17,617,060 17,175,374
Percentage 41 40
Swing Increase2.4 Increase9.2

Tamil nadu legislative election map Updated.png
2016 Election Map (by Constituencies) 2016 Tamil Nadu legislative election seat status

Chief Minister before election

J. Jayalalithaa
AIADMK

Elected Chief Minister

J. Jayalalithaa
AIADMK

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election was held on 16 May 2016 for the 232 seats (except Thanjavur and Aravakurichi) of the Legislative Assembly in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. AIADMK under J. Jayalalithaa won the elections and became the first ruling party to be re-elected in Tamil Nadu since 1984, though with a reduced majority.[3] DMK won half of the seats it contested but its allies performed poorly; notably, the Indian National Congress won 16% of the seats they contested and the alliance lost due to its poor performance.[4][5][6][7] The votes were counted on 19 May 2016.[8][9] In the previous election in 2011, AIADMK, under the leadership of Jayalalithaa, won a simple majority and formed the government, while DMDK chief Vijayakanth served as the Leader of Opposition until January 2016. This is the last election Jayalalitha and Karunanidhi contested as they both died in office later.

Background[edit]

By the requirement, state assembly election must be held at an interval of five years or whenever it is dissolved by the president. The previous election, to the 14th legislative assembly, was conducted 13 April 2011 and its term would have naturally expired on 22 May 2016. The election to the 16th legislative assembly was organised and conducted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) and was held in a single phase on 16 May 2016. There were over 5.79 crore voters in the electoral rolls and 65,616 polling stations in Tamil Nadu.[10]

A special purification drive of electoral rolls between 15 and 29 February 2016 in all poll-bound States including Tamil Nadu was held, in which door-to-door verification was undertaken involving booth-level agents. On 12 February 2016, Election Commission of India announced that 17 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu will have Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines attached along with EVMs.[11] Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines will be in place in 4,000 booths.[12]

Assembly constituencies of Tamil Nadu having VVPAT facility with EVMs[13][14]
Anna Nagar Vellore Krishnagiri
Salem North Erode West Tirupur (North)
Coimbatore North Dindigul Tiruchirappalli West
Cuddalore Thanjavur Kancheepuram
Villupuram Madurai East Thoothukudi
Tirunulveli Kanyakumari

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 India census, Tamil Nadu had a population of 7,21,47,030. A total of 1,44,38,445 people constituting 20.01% of the total population belonged to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 7,94,697 people constituting 1.10% of the population belonged to Scheduled tribes (ST).[15][16][17] Other Backward Classes (OBCs) form 68% of the population.[18] As per the religious census of 2011, Tamil Nadu had 87.6% Hindus, 5.9% Muslims, 6.1% Christians, 0.1% Jains and 0.3% following other religions or no religion.[19]

Schedule[edit]

The elections were held on 16 May 2016,[20] with vote counting taking place on 19 May.[21] The elections in Kerala and Puducherry also took place on 16 May[22] but polling in two of the Tamil Nadu constituencies was postponed due to reports of voters being bribed.[23]

Event Date
Date for Nominations 22 Apr 2016
Last Date for filing Nominations 29 Apr 2016
Date for scrutiny of nominations 30 Apr 2016
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 2 May 2016
Date of poll 16 May 2016
Date of counting 19 May 2016
Date before which the election shall be completed 21 May 2016

Campaign to vote[edit]

To ensure that the electorate exercise their right to vote, the Election Commission of India (ECI) launched their own campaign in Tamil Nadu. The Chief Electoral Officer for the Tamil Nadu assembly elections, Rajesh Lakhoni, utilised social media platforms by creating memes and tweets themed around films, which have a huge reach in Tamil Nadu. Additionally, the Election Commission also recruited media personalities Suriya, Ashwin and Karthik, whose campaigning videos were filmed and shared on social media.[24] The Election Commission also partnered with Twitter, for the first time in India, to boost its #TN100Percent hashtag campaign. Twitter users who have made use of the hashtag will be reminded to vote on the day of voting.[25] Twitter and Facebook collaborated with ECI in its awareness campaign on striving for 100 per cent voting in the polls.[26][27]

Parties and Alliances[edit]

AIADMK Alliance[edit]

All the parties contested on "two leaves" symbol.[28]

Sl.No: Name of the Party Party Flag Party Leader Seats
1 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Flag of AIADMK.svg J.Jayalalithaa 227
2 Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi Thamimun Ansari 2[29]
3 Republican Party of India Flag of various Republican Parties of India.svg C. K. Thamizharasan 1
4 Samathuva Makkal Katchi Aismk Flag R. Sarathkumar 1
5 Tamil Nadu Kongu Ilaingar Peravai U. Thaniyarasu 1
6 Mukkulathor Pulipadai Karunas 1
7 Tamil Maanila Muslim League Sheik Dawood 1

DMK Alliance[edit]

Sl.No: Name of the Party Party Flag Party Leader Seats
1 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam[30] Flag DMK.svg Karunanidhi 176
2 Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg Su. Thirunavukkarasar 41
3 Indian Union Muslim League
Flag of the Indian Union Muslim League.svg
K.M. Khader Mohideen 5
4 Manithaneya Makkal Katchi M. H. Jawahirullah 4
5 Puthiya Tamilakam Chandra Kumar 3
6 Perunthalaivar Makkal Katchi N.R. Dhanapalan 1
7 Tamil Nadu Peasants and Workers Party Pon. Kumar 1
8 Samuga Samathuva Padai V. Sivakami 1

People's Welfare Front Alliance[edit]

Sl.No: Name of the Party Party Flag Party Leader Seats
1 Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam[31] DMDK flag.PNG Vijayakanth 104
2 Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MDMK.svg Vaiko 28
3 Communist Party of India
CPI-banner.svg
Mutharasan 25
4 Communist Party of India (Marxist)
CPI-M-flag.svg
G. Ramakrishnan 25
5 Tamil Manila Congress G K Vasan 26
6 Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi Election symbol of VCK Thol. Thirumavalavan 25

National Democratic Alliance[edit]

Sl.No: Name of the Party Party Flag Party Leader
1 Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Janata Party (icon).jpg
Tamilisai Soundararajan
2 Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi
IJK Flag
T. R. Pachamuthu

Parties not in any coalition[edit]

Sl. No: Name of the Party Party Flag Party Leader
1 Pattali Makkal Katchi PMK.svg Dr. Ramdoss
2 Naam Tamilar Katchi Naam tamilar katchi flag.jpg Seeman
3 Tamilnadu Youth Party (TNYP)
4 Welfare Party of India S. N. Sikkandar
5 Social Democratic Party of India SDPI Flag.jpg Mr.Thehlan Baqavi
6 Anaithu Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam Pachathanni Manickam I.P.S
7 Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi Panruti T. Velmurugan.
8 The Future India Party The Flag of The Future India Party.jpg Subi
9 All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen

Candidates[edit]

On 4 April, AIADMK released its candidate list for Tamil Nadu.[32] On 14 April, DMK released its candidate list for Tamil Nadu.[33]

Gopi Shankar Madurai, a 25 years old gender activist made a bid to contest as one of the youngest candidates in the Tamil Nadu Assembly election and also the first openly Intersex & Genderqueer person to do so. Gopi contested on the ticket of newly launched outfit Anaithu Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) for Madurai North. He secured 14th place out of 21 candidates by securing 1% vote.[34][35][36][37]

Manifestos[edit]

DMK released its election manifesto on 10 April 2016.[38][39] Bharatiya Janata Party released its election manifesto on 21 April 2016.[40] On 23 March 2016, Naam Tamilar Katchi published its 316-page election manifesto 2016, a complete plan to develop TamilNadu.[41][42] Tamil Nadu Congress Committee released its election manifesto on 27 April 2016.[43] Pattali Makkal Katchi released its draft election manifesto on 15 September 2015 and final election manifesto on 15 April 2016.[44] AIADMK released its election manifesto on 5 May 2016.[45] [46]

Voter Turnout[edit]

Voter turnout for the 232 constituencies on May 16 was 74.26%.[47] Parts of Tamil Nadu received heavy rain on the polling day, but it did not deter voters from turning out to cast their votes. While the highest voter turn out was in Dharmapuri constituency recording 85% while the lowest voter turnout was in the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai recording 55%.[48][49]

Exit polls[edit]

Agency ADMK DMK+ BJP PWF-DMDK/Others Ref.
India Today-Axis 89-101 124-140 0-3 NA/4-8 [50]
News Nation 95-99 114-118 0-1 12-16/5-9 [51]
C Voter 139 78 0 15/2 [52]
NewsX 90 140 0 NA/4 [53]
ABP Nielsen 95 132 1 NA/6 [53]
NDTV Poll of Polls 103 120 0 NA/11 [53]
Chanakya 90 140 0 NA/4 [53]
Spick News 142 87 0 2 [54]
Thanthi TV 111 99 1 3/2 [55]

Results[edit]

The ruling ADMK, beating most of the exit polls,[56][57] was able to retain power with a comfortable majority and became the first party to win consecutive elections since 1984, a feat achieved by MGR.[58][59]


e • d Summary of the 2016 Tamil Nadu legislative election[60]
Party Abbr Alliance Votes % Seats
Contested Won +/-
  All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ADMK 17,617,060 41.06% 227 134 Decrease16
  Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam DMK DMK 13,670,511 31.86% 176 89 Increase66
  Indian National Congress INC DMK 2,774,075 6.47% 41 8 Increase3
  Indian Union Muslim League IUML DMK 313,808 0.73% 5 1 Increase1
  Pattali Makkal Katchi PMK 2,300,775 5.36% 232 0 Decrease3
  Bharatiya Janata Party BJP NDA 1,228,692 2.86% 232 0 Steady
  Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam DMDK PWF 1,034,384 2.41% 104 0 Decrease29
  Independents IND 617,907 1.44% 232 0 Steady
Naam Tamilar Katchi NTK 458,104 1.07% 232 0 Steady
  Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MDMK PWF 373,713 0.87% 28 0 Steady
  Communist Party of India CPI PWF 340,290 0.79% 25 0 Decrease9
  Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi VCK PWF 331,849 0.77% 25 0 Steady
  Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPM PWF 307,303 0.72% 25 0 Decrease10
  Tamil Maanila Congress TMC(M) PWF 230,711 0.54% 26 0 Steady
Puthiya Tamilagam PT DMK 219,830 0.51% 4 0 Decrease2
  Manithaneya Makkal Katchi MAMAK DMK 197,150 0.46% 4 0 Decrease2
Kongunadu Makkal Desia Katchi KMDK 167,560 0.39% n/a 0 Steady
  Bahujan Samaj Party BSP 97,823 0.23% n/a 0 Steady
  Social Democratic Party of India SDPI 65,978 0.15% n/a 0 Steady
  None of the above NOTA 561,244 1.31% 232
Total 42,908,767 100.00% 232 232 Decrease2

Election to two assembly constituencies were cancelled by the Election Commission on confirmed reports of bribing voters in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur.[61][62]


Top 10 Biggest Victories[edit]

Constituency Winner Party Runner up Party Margin
Thiruvarur Karunanidhi .M DMK Pannerselvam .R AIADMK 68366
Oddanchatram Sakkarapani.R DMK Kitusamy AIADMK 65727
Thondamuthur Velumani S P AIADMK Kovai Syed @ Syed Mohammed M A MMK 64041
Tiruvannamalai Velu E V DMK Rajan K AIADMK 51348
Kumarapalayam Thangamani P AIADMK Yuvaraj P DMK 47329
Killiyoor Rajesh Kumar S INC Pon. Vijayaragavan BJP 46295
Thirupparankundram Bose AK AIADMK Saravanan DMK 42670
Edappadi Palaniswami K AIADMK Annadurai N PMK 42022
Tiruppattur Periakaruppan K R DMK Asokan K R AIADMK 42004
Tirukkoyilur Ponmudy K DMK Gothandaraman G AIADMK 41057

Top 10 Smallest victories[edit]

Constituency Winner Party Runner up Party Margin
Radhapuram Inbadurai I S AIADMK Appavu M. DMK 60
Kattumannarkoil Murugumaran N AIADMK Thirumaavalavan Thol VCK 87
Tindivanam Seethapathy P DMK Rajendran S P AIADMK 101
Cheyyur Arasu R T DMK Munusamy AIADMK 304
Kovilpatti Kadambur Raju C AIADMK Subramanian A DMK 428
Karur Vijayabhaskar M R AIADMK Bank Subramanian K INC 441
Tenkasi Selvamohandas Pandian S AIADMK Palani Nadar S INC 462
Ottapidaram Sundararaj R AIADMK Dr.Krishnasamy K PT 493
Perambur Vetrivel P AIADMK Dhanapalan N R Perunthalaivar Makkal Katchi 519
Thiruvidaimarudur Chezhiaan Govi DMK Settu U AIADMK 532

Performance of political parties[edit]

PARTY CONTESTED WON FD VOTES SEATS

SHARE IN VALID VOTES VOTE %

! POLLED IN STATE IN

SEATS % CONTESTE

STATE PARTIES
AIADMK 232 135 2 17616266 40.77% 41.06
DMDK 104 0 103 1034384 2.39% 5.42
DMK 180 88 0 13669116 31.64% 41.35
PMK 232 0 212 2300558 5.32% 5.41
STATE PARTIES - OTHER STATE
AIFB 33 0 33 44546 0.10% 0.74
AIMIM 2 0 2 10289 0.02% 2.78
IUML 5 1 0 313808 0.73% 33.28
JD(S) 2 0 2 711 0.00% 0.20
JD(U) 6 0 6 2082 0.00% 0.18
JKNPP 2 0 2 297 0.00% 0.08
LJP 23 0 23 4146 0.01% 0.10
|RJD 1 0 1 9 0 0.00% 0.05
SHS 36 0 36 13640 0.03% 0.21
SP 26 0 26 4464 0.01% 0.09
OTHER PARTIES
BJP 188 0 180 1228704 2.84℅ 3.57
BSP 158 0 156 97823 0.23% 0.34
CPI 25 0 23 340290 0.79% 7.25
CPM 25 0 25 307303 0.71% 6.80
INC 41 8 0 2774075 6.42% 36.74
NCP 20 0 20 11842 0.03% 0.30
REGISTERED (UNRECOGNISED) PARTIES
ABHM 1 0 1 211 0.00% 0.13
AIFB(S) 2 0 2 5950 0.01% 1.52
AIJMK 3 0 3 953 0.00% 0.15
AMMK 4 0 4 698 0.00% 0.09
APNP 3 0 3 428 0.00% 0.08
AUK 2 0 2 147 0.00% 0.04
CDF 1 0 1 170 0.00% 0.10
CPI(ML)(L) 10 0 10 4972 0.01% 0.23
CPIM 2 0 2 378 0.00% 0.12
DCLF 1 0 1 1411 0.00% 0.82
DMMK 1 0 1 121 0.00% 0.08
DMSK 2 0 2 199 0.00% 0.06
ETMK 6 0 6 5257 0.01% 0.45
FIP 4 0 4 1359 0.00% 0.14
GAPP 3 0 3 710 0.00% 0.14
GPI 6 0 6 1840 0.00% 0.16

Controversies[edit]

On 3 May, News 7 and Dinamalar released an opinion poll giving an edge for DMK over AIADMK. But some editions of Dinamalar carried a statement on the first page distancing itself from the surveys.[63] In an instance VVPAT was helpful in resolving an issue pertaining to a tally of votes in Kancheepuram (State Assembly Constituency) as the number of votes entered in the Form 17C of a polling booth and the total number of votes recorded in the EVM control unit of that booth did not tally.[64]

Cash for votes[edit]

Wide spread allegations of parties bribing voters with cash were raised and the Election commission responded by increasing the number of flying squads to conduct raids and prevent distribution of cash for votes.[65][66][67] First time in the Indian history Rs 570 crores of three containers captured in Tirupur, no one claimed for that money at the first day. Later SBI claimed that money. Many parties like CPI(M), CPI, VCK, MDMK, PMK, wanted clear information about that money.[citation needed]

Postponement of polls[edit]

The Election Commission postponed the polls in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies due to reports of distribution of huge sums of money and alcohol to voters. The polling was initially postponed to 13 June, despite the Governor of Tamil Nadu requesting that it should happen before 1 June. The date was subsequently amended to November.[citation needed]

By-Election[edit]

On 26 October 2016, the Election Commission announced that the election for Thiruparankundram, Aravakurichi and Thanjavur constituencies would be held on 19 November 2016.[68] The outcome was:[citation needed]

Constituency Total Voters Polled Votes Polled % Winner Party Runner up Party Margin
Aravakurichi 2,00,352 1,64,582 82% V. Senthil Balaji AIADMK K. C. Palanisamy DMK 23,661
Thanjavur 2,68,757 1,86,444 69% M. Rangaswamy AIADMK Anjugam Boopathy DMK 26,874
Thiruparankundram 2,86,483 2,03,098 71% A. K. Bose AIADMK Saravanan DMK 42,670

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