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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

2011 Tamilnadu Assembly Elections

The Election Commission on 1/2/2011 announced the election dates for four states - Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Union Territory of Puducherry.

Assembly Elections in 2011: Election dates announced for Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry. Counting will be on May 13, 2011 for all states.


StateSeatsIncumbentDate Of Polls
Assam126CongressApril 4,11 
Tamil Nadu234DMK+April 13
Kerala140Left FrontApril 13
Puducherry30Congress+April 13
West Bengal294Left FrontApril 18,23,27 May 3,7,10



TAMILNAD


2006 Result 
DMK+Congress        163 Seats
AIADMK                    69 Seats
Others                            2 Seats


Jayalalitha Files Nomination

AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa files nomination papers for the Srirangam assembly seat at the Collectorate office in Tiruchirapalli


      Jayalalitha Releases Party Election Manifesto in Trichi



   M K Files his Nomination Papers for the Tiruvarur assembly seat 


                        M K Releases the Party Election Manifesto

AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa addresses a rally in Tiruchirapalli from a newly-designed campaign van


DMDK President Vijayakanth addresses an election campaign rally in the Collathur constituency for the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly polls

Actress Kushboo addresses an election campaign rally for the Madurai (West) DMK candidate Ko. Thalapathy in Madurai for the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly polls 2011


Actor Vadivelu addresses an election campaign rally for DMK candidate Ka. Anbalagan in Chennai ahead of the Tamil Nadu assembly polls 2011.



TN Assembly Elections 2011 - Kmhouseindia's Prediction of expected results

The ruling party DMK faces the election against the AIADMK combine which arithmaticlly holds a stronger alliance in terms of percentage of votes polled in earlier elections by the respective alliance partners.
It is said that AIADMK combine will get around 160-170 out of the 234 seats because of strong alliance partners who together can garner around 47-50% votes


Whereas DMK combine is expected to get around 70 seats only out of the 234 seats for the assembly

.This is so because of several factors like-
  • Public perception of DMK being most corrupt
  • Public Perception of DMK top leadership favouring and nourishing their kith & kin
  • DMK Govt's failure to control price rise
  • DMK Govt's inaction in respect of Srilankan Tamil Massacre & Tamil Fisherman Killing by SriLanka
  • DMK Govt focus only on giving freebies to the public instead of long-term beneficial economic measures
  • Widespread Powercuts affecting the commonman as well as business. 
             

April 13 2011 - Casted My Vote















Celebrities and leaders casting vote





     









 

 

 

 

Only EPIC or voter''s slip allowed for casting of votes: EC

The Election Commission has made it clear that voters would be allowed to exercise their franchise in the April 13 TN assembly polls either by displaying Elector's Photo Identity Card (EPIC) or by using voter's slip. "They have to either bring the EPIC card or the voter's slip to the polling booth for casting their vote.


Southern region may be key to power in TN polls

Southern districts Madurai, Sivaganga, Theni, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari (nine districts with 58 constituencies) -- have always been with AIADMK ever since it was floated by late MGR.

However,with Union Minister and DMKs strongman M K Alagiri making the winning majority of the seats from this region as a prestige issue, stakes are high for the ruling party in the region.


TN Assembly Polling
Tamil Nadu witnessed around 78% of polling for its 234 member state assembly elections. Karur district followed by the Ariyalur recorded the highest voting percentage of 86% and 84% respectively. About 3.66 crore voters of the total electorate of 4.71 crore casted their vote on Wednesday (13 April 2011).


Re-Poll
Due to some disruption and stray incidents the election commission has ordered repolling in 7 polling stations in 5 TN assembly constituencies (Neyveli, Thiruvidaimarudur, Killiyoor, Arni and Bodinaickanur) on 16 April 2011.

Election officials kept a strong vigil amid allegations about money distribution to voters.The Election Commmission and the income tax department have seized a total of Rs54.17 crore "unaccounted money" so far in the run up to the elections in Tamil Nadu.While the EC's Flying Squad seized a total of Rs29.87 crore, its surveillance team recovered another Rs9.24 crore. The IT department, which is working closely with the EC, also seized Rs15.06 crore

About 24591 people have exercised 49-O in the polls 


AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday 19.04.2011 demanded that the Election Commission take sufficient safeguards including deploying Central paramilitary forces during counting of votes on May 13 and videograph the entire process

















TN polls: For party cadre, job isn't over yet

State Assembly elections was over on April 13,however,dedicated party workers are now keeping a round-the-clock vigil at the various counting centres where the EVMs have been locked up in safe rooms and guarded by armed police and para-military forces. The vigil will go on till May 13, when the room will be opened and the EVMs taken out for counting of votes



























Assembly Election Results

AIADMK and its allies stomped to victory in the assembly elections, winning 203 of the 234 seats in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. 
 
Alliance/Party
Seats won
Votes
Vote %
AIADMK+Alliance
203
19084139
51.8%
AIADMK
150
14149681
39.1%
DMDK
29
2902813
  7.9%
CPI(M)
10
888364
  2.4%
CPI
9
727394
  2.0%
MNMK
2
181180
  0.5%
PT
2
146454
  0.4%
AIFB
1
88253
  0.2%
DMK+Alliance
31
14529501
39.4%
DMK
23
8249985
22.4%
Congress
5
3426247
  9.3%
PMK
3
1927260
  5.2%
VCK
0
  555965
  1.5%
KMK
0
  370044
  1.0%
Others
0
3139474
  8.8%
BJP
0
  824826
  2.2%





அதிமுக தொண்டர்கள் காலை முதல் போயஸ் கார்டனில் குவிந்த வண்ணம் இருந்தனர். இந்நிலையில், பகல் 12.50 மணியளவில் போயஸ் கார்டன் வீட்டிலிருந்து வெளியே வந்த ஜெயலலிதா, போர்டிகோவில் நின்றபடி, கார்டனில் குவிந்திருந்த ஆதரவாளர்களை பார்த்து கைஅசைத்து வெற்றியை பகிர்ந்துகொண்டார்.






Jayalalithaa's Press Conference after win
Addressing a press conference in Chennai after the AIADMK-led alliance secured a massive win in the 234-member Tamil Nadu Assembly, Jayalalithaa thanked the voters of the state and called it a victory of democracy.
"I am grateful for the people. It is the victory of democracy. My first priority is to restore the rule of law and governance," said Jayalalithaa











            victory celebrations

                                            








  











Sunset for DMK?

DMK has won only 23 out of 119 seats contested.
"People have given me proper rest,' Karunanidhi the 87-year-old leader said in his first reaction to the DMK's dismal show  in the assembly elections
 














Congress Decimated in the TNAssembly Polls

 Congress has won only 5 out of the 63 seats contested
A day after the election results,TNCC President K V Thangkabalu announced his resignation from the post, accepting moral responsibility for the defeat in the assembly elections



















  

Narendra Modi Comments on JJ's election win

Gujarat Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Narendra Modi on Monday hailed AIADMK's victory in the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, saying that the party's win "will influence national politics in the fight against corruption". "The great victory has a significance and is not limited to Tamil Nadu," he told reporters

 AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa met the Tamil Nadu Governor SS Barnala on 15.05.2011 Sunday to stake the claim to form a new government















Jayalalithaa's Swearing -in Ceremony

Jayalalithaa, who ensured a landslide victory for AIADMK and its allies in the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, will be sworn in as Chief Minister on 16.05.2011 Monday for a 3rd term along with 33 others in her Cabinet
The swearing-in ceremony of the 63-year-old leader will take place at the historic Madras University's centenary auditorium at 12:15 pm where Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and CPI general secretary A B Bardhan will be present.
 






Beachroad flooded with AIADMK followers












                                                            JJ amidst the crowd



JJ arrives for swearing-in ceremony




Vijaykant greets JJ



















Vijaykant honours JJ


















 JJ with leaders at the ceremony



















 Modi greets JJ














 Modi Chats with Vijaykant















AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa took over as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the third time on Monday. Jayalalithaa and her Cabinet colleagues were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Surjit Singh Barnala in Chennai




















Jayalalithaa's Cabinet

The 34-member AIADMK ministry to be sworn in on Monday with J Jayalalithaa as its Chief Minister will be the largest Cabinet in the history of Tamil Nadu since independence.
(As per the Constitution (91st Amendment) Act 2003, the number of Ministers should not exceed 15 per cent of the total strength of the State Assembly (234). As per this rule, the Chief Minister can appoint 35 ministers, but Jayalalithaa chose to appoint 34.The DMK, which won in 96 seats in 2006, had 30 ministers in the Cabinet)
Giving opportunity to the youngsters and new faces seems to be the keyword behind the appointment of the ministers.

BesidesJayalalithaa, there are only 2 women ministers - S Gokula Indira (Commercial Taxes and Registration) and Selvi Ramajayam (Social Welfare)



J Jayalalithaa's Cabinet 


S.No
Name
Portfolio
1
J. Jayalalithaa
Home, Police, General Administration and prevention of corruption departments
2
O Pannerselvam
Finance
3
Natham R. Viswanathan
Power,Prohibition and Excise
4
S. Gokula Indira
Commercial Taxes and Registration
5
Selvi Ramajayam
Social Welfare
6
C. Shanmugavelu
Industries
7
S S Agri Krishnamoorthy
Food
8
C. Karuppasamy
Animal Husbandry
9
K.P. Munisamy
Municipal Administration, Rural Development
10
R. Vaithilingam
Housing and Urban Development
11
Sellur K. Raju
Cooperation
12
P. Palaniappan
Higher Education
13
K.T. Pachamal
Forests
14
Edappadi K. Palanisamy
Highways and Minor Ports
15
C. Ve. Shanmugam
School Education
16
S.P. Velumani
Special Programme Implementation
17
T.K.M. Chinnayya
Backward Classes
18
M.C. Sampath
Rural Industries
19
G. Senthamizhan
Information
20
K.V. Ramalingam
Public Works
21
S.P. Shanmuganathan
 Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments

22
B.V. Ramanaa
Handlooms and Textiles
23
R.B. Udhayakumar
Information and Technology
24
N. Subramanian
Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare
25
V. Senthil Balaji
Transport
26
N. Mariyam Pichai
Environment
27
K.A. Jayapal
Fisheries
28
E. Subaya
Law, Courts and Prisons
29
Budhichandhiran
Tourism
30
S.T. Chellapandian
Labour
31
V.S. Vijay
Health
32
N.R. Sivapathi
Sports and Youth Welfare
33
K.A. Sengottaiyan
Agriculture
34
P. Thangamani
Revenue


J Jayalalithaa assumes office 16.05.2011


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