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Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021


Former AIADMK minister blames BJP alliance for Assembly poll defeat

July 07, 2021 11:03 pm

“Our calculations went wrong, especially in the representation of minorities. Due to the alliance with BJP, we lost all minority votes,” he said.

A graduate from MIT, former banker, Tamil Nadu’s finance minister wants Centre to give state its due

May 08, 2021 7:18 am

New Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has picked MLA Palanivel Thiagarajan, or PTR— with an engineering degree from NIT Trichy, higher studies in the State University of New York, and an MBA in Finance from the Sloan School of Management at MIT — to be his Finance Minister.

MK Stalin sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

May 07, 2021 2:12 pm

The ceremony began at 9 am. Stalin was sworn in first, followed by other ministers. The event was low-key in the view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

MK Stalin stakes claim to form government in Tamil Nadu

May 05, 2021 12:36 pm

Stalin will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on May 7 at the Governor's residence. Officials said the ceremony would be low-key in view of the pandemic.

How smaller parties played big spoilers in Tamil Nadu election

May 05, 2021 7:15 am

While Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) bagged 2.52 per cent vote share, T T V Dhinakaran’s Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) got a vote share of 2.35 per cent.

Tamil Nadu polls: Slide continues for DMDK, once the party to watch out for

May 04, 2021 11:16 pm

On all the 60 seats it contested as part of the alliance with TTV Dhinakaran's party, the DMDK drew a blank.

DMK MLAs meet, elect Stalin their legislature party leader

May 04, 2021 8:17 pm

According to sources, MK Stalin will meet meet Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday to stake claim to form the government in Tamil Nadu. On May 7, he is to be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu polls: VCK wins four seats including two general constituencies

May 04, 2021 1:56 pm

Calling it a historical movement for Panthers (his party), VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan tweeted that his party has shattered hate politics by its victory.

Explained: Share of women, youth in new state Assemblies

May 05, 2021 8:02 am

The age and gender profiles of 3 of the newly elected Assemblies show that the share of women MLAs is unchanged in West Bengal, has grown slightly in Kerala, and fallen in Tamil Nadu. West Bengal has more young MLAs than earlier while the other two Assemblies have less than 10% MLAs under 40.

DMK won TN polls, but only just. It must be smart about coalition partners

May 04, 2021 9:11 am

A coalition government along with Congress, VCK and the communist parties would be a watershed moment for the state’s politics.


As M K Stalin is sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM, a look back at his political career

May 07, 2021 1:41 pm

DMK president M K Stalin was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in a low-key ceremony in Chennai on Friday.

West Bengal, Assam prepare for second phase of polling tomorrow

March 31, 2021 2:31 pm

A total of 69 seats spread across West Bengal and Assam will go to the polls on April 1.

2021 Assembly elections affidavit: I hereby declare

March 31, 2021 5:04 pm

While the state of West Bengal will go to polls in eight phases, Assam will see three-phase voting starting March 27. Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be held in single phases on April 6. Counting of votes for the four states and one union territory will be done on May 2.