With such a historic mandate ,AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa becomes the first Chief Minister in 32 years to be voted back to power in Tamil Nadu.
Now, what helped jayalalithaa to win such a huge mandate :It was a six-cornered fierce contests with the Dravidian majors — AIADMK and DMK — being pitted against a formidable Third Front of six regional parties
AIADMK’s performance has also disproved several exit poll predictions which had tipped the DMK-Congress alliance to come to power.The DMK however has never won elections against the AIADMK without an umbrella alliance.
The AIADMK was leading in 126 seats while DMK-Congress alliance was ahead in 91 seats.
While the third front of parties headed by DMDK’s Vijaykant failed to make any impact, the PMK which contested all the 234 seats could lead only in seven seats.
In Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK alliance won an absolute majority in 2011, sweeping to power winning 203 seats out of 234, while the DMK alliance which included DMK, Congress and other regional parties could muster just 31. The BJP did not open its account.
Jayalalithaa’s party led in 180 seats . By contrast, the DMK, which had been slated to win the polls by four of the five non-partisan exit polls, led in 80 constituencies.
The DMDK alliance with the Peoples Welfare Front (PWF) led in 2 constituencies. However, the DMDK-PWF combine’s CM candidate Vijaykant trailed in third place, over 9000 votes behind the AIADMK and DMK candidates.he BJP appears to have stormed Assam unseating Congress which also looks like losing Kerala as incumbent TMC and AIADMK are cruising comfortably to retain power in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.