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DMK Sweeps Tamil Nadu Urban Local Body Elections, Wins AIADMK Strongholds Like Edappadi

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New Delhi: The DMK-led alliance secured a landslide within the city native physique elections in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. The MK Stalin-led celebration received over two-thirds of the 12,800 plus ward member posts and bagged all of the 21 municipal firms in Tamil Nadu, PTI reported.

The state’s city polls had been carried out after an 11-year hiatus, and the DMK’s victory is seen as a seal of approval for the state’s nine-month-old MK Stalin authorities.

The DMK has received a majority in all of the 21 municipal firms, together with the Larger Chennai Company, and in addition got here out victorious in many of the 138 municipalities and 490 city panchayats, PTI reported.

The ruling celebration secured victory in 946 wards in firms, 2,360 in municipalities and 4,388 on the town panchayats. AIADMK got here a distant second, profitable over 2,000 ward member posts

The BJP, which fought the polls alone, received 22 seats in municipal firms, 56 in municipalities and 230 on the town panchayats. The saffron celebration couldn’t win a majority by itself in any native physique.

The AIADMK’s poor efficiency was mirrored within the celebration dropping its strongholds and the DMK capturing quite a few seats in western Tamil Nadu, notably Coimbatore, Erode, and Salem. The AIADMK candidate misplaced to the DMK in Edappadi, the house seat of former chief minister Okay Palaniswami.

Palaniswami’s personal ward no. 23 in Salem Municipal Company was additionally received by the DMK.

Transgender candidate, R Ganga of the DMK, received from the Vellore Municipal Company by a margin of 15 votes. That is the primary time a transgender candidate has received from the DMK in city native physique polls.

5 candidates supported by Vijay Makkal Iyyakam, the followers affiliation of celebrity Vijay, received in company wards, together with three in Chennai.

Actor Kamal Haasan-led Makkal Needhi Maiam didn’t win any seats in municipal firms, municipalities or city panchayats.

Tamil Nadu City Native Physique Ballot Outcomes: How DMK And AIADMK Reacted

After the outcomes had been declared, DMK president and Chief Minister MK Stalin stated the win was proof of individuals’s endorsement of the ‘Dravidian Mannequin’ of governance and added that he would slog to uphold the religion reposed by the individuals on him.

AIADMK co-ordinator O Panneerselvam stated the celebration “will win once more as per individuals’s needs”.

“Dharma would win ultimately and evidencing it, a democratic alternative shall be certain that individuals’s true frame of mind, aspirations are mirrored. On that day, individuals’s energy will win. AIADMK will win once more as per individuals’s needs. It will occur for positive,” Panneerselvam stated in an announcement.

(With company inputs)


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