AIADMK Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: AIADMK trailing behind DMK as per early trends

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets AIADMK's P Venugopal as other NDA leaders look on, ahead of filing his nomination papers for Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.Photo/Manvender Vashist) (

Tamil Nadu Election Results 2019Seats (38/38)
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The state of Tamil Nadu has 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in total. The Times Now-VMR exit poll forecasts that the AIADMK and the BJP alliance in the state will get only 9 seats which is down from the 37 seats won by the AIADMK in 2014.

The Lok Sabha elections 2019 is the first time the two major parties in the state of Tamil Nadu namely DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) and AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) go for Lok Sabha polls without their iconic leaders Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha.

In 2014 elections, the AIADMK scored 37 out of 39 Lok Sabha seats. The overwhelming performance of the party was a talk of the country since the party emerged as one of the largest parties in the Lok Sabha in opposition. The national party of Congress had secured only 44 seats in total all over the nation, which was just 7 seats more than those scored by the AIADMK, which contested only from Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha constituencies.

In 2009 Lok Sabha elections, the AIADMK has scored 9 parliamentary seats from the state. Before the party got a thumping victory in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, it showed a poor performance over the Lok Sabha elections 1999, 2004 and 2009.

The AIADMK split into two after the demise of its heroic leader Jayalalithaa. In 2019, the party is contesting the Lok Sabha elections in alliance with the national party BJP, and other regional parties like PMK and DMDK.

After a series of twists and turns in the history of AIADMK in Tamil Nadu after the death of Jayalalitha, K Palaniswami of the party was elected as the general secretary and hence became the CM. The main opponent for the party in Tamil Nadu is DMK. The other two parties in the fray in Lok Sabha elections 2019 are AMMK of TTV Dhinkaran and MNM of Kamal Haasan.

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