Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu: As INDIA bloc registers 100% strike rate, a look at how alliances fared

'Narpathum namathey, nadum namathey,' which means 'all the 40 constituencies are ours and the nation as well,’ was DMK’s slogan.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 05, 2024 | 5:30 PM Updated Jun 05, 2024 | 5:30 PM

Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha election results

‘Narpathum namathey, nadum namathey,’ a popular Tamil poll slogan of the ruling DMK, which means ‘all the 40 constituencies are ours and the nation as well,’ blossomed into reality on Tuesday, 4 June with the Dravidian party and its allies winning all of Tamil Nadu’s 39 segments and in the lone Puducherry seat.

The DMK won 22 seats, its ally Congress won nine seats while allies including VCK, CPI and CPI(M) won the seven remaining seats in the Lok Sabha elections 2024. DMK alliance’s vote share stands at a whopping 46.97 percent.

DMK’s TR Baalu, the oldest person set to become a Lok Sabha member, won the Sriperumbudur constituency with a 4,87,029 vote margin.

BJP alliance’s performance

Exit polls had predicted that BJP might win two to three seats in Tamil Nadu. Even though the party did not win any seats, its vote share increased from 3.66 percent in 2019, when it contested five seats,  to 10.72 percent in 2024 when it contested 24. This is the highest for the party since it started contesting elections in Tamil Nadu. Additionally, the saffron party also pushed AIADMK to third place in nine seats.

BJP had contested in 24 seats while its allies – PMK, Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar), and AMMK contested in the remaining seats. The alliance’s overall vote share for this election stands at 18.2 percent.

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AIADMK and its allies

AIADMK suffered a setback in this year’s Lok Sabha elections too. Its ally, DMDK didn’t perform any better. AIADMK also lost the one seat (Theni) the party had won last time. However, both the alliance parties put together came second in 27 seats.

Though elections in Tamil Nadu have always been a battle between DMK and AIADMK, the party-led alliance’s vote share in this year’s elections reduced to 23.05 percent.

Meanwhile, actor-turned-politician Seeman’s NTK improved its performance as its vote share increased from 3.85% in 2019 to 8.10 percent in the current elections.

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 (Edited by Neena)