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news TN 2016 Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:57

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The big day is here!

The results of the much-awaited Tamil Nadu assembly elections 2016 held on May 16 will be announced today. This is among the few elections in the state which have left analysts confused on the trends, with exit polls predicting too close a race. The voter turn-out in Tamil Nadu was 74.25%.

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7:10pm DMK's N.Karthik wins Singanallu

AIADMK's Chakkarapani wins Vannur - EC

C.Sreenivasan from AIADMK won Dindigul

7:09pm DMK's N.Karthik wins Singanallu 

7.07pm Wins: DMK+ - 82 AIADMK – 114 | Leads: DMK+ - 16, AIADMK- 20, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI) 

7:05pm DMK's S.Pugazhendhi wins Madurantakam, AIADMK candidate P.Manonmani wins Veerapandi 

6: 58pm DMK's Inbasekaran wins Pennagaram, Anbumani loses - Puthiya Thalaimurai V.N.Virugai Ravi from AIADMK wins Virugambakkam - EC

DMK's S.Thangapandian wins Rajapalayam - EC

DMK candidate K.Sundar wins Uthiramerur - EC

AIADMK's A.Prabhu wins Kallakurichi - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

DMK's Radhapuram candidate M.Appavu protests outside counting booth. He lost to AIADMK's I.S.Inbadurai by a margin of 49 votes - Puthiya Thalaimurai

DMK's B.Ranganathan wins Villivakkam - EC

DMK candidate Ku.Ka.Selvam wins Thousand Lights, Valarmathi.B loses - EC

6: 53pm DMK's Radhapuram candidate M.Appavu protests outside counting booth. He lost to AIADMK's I.S.Inbadurai by a margin of 49 votes: TV Reports

6:48pm: AIADMK's A.Prabhu wins Kallakurichi 

6:46pm DMK's Inbasekaran wins Pennagaram, Anbumani loses - Puthiya Thalaimurai 6:44

V.N.Virugai Ravi from AIADMK wins Virugambakkam - EC

DMK's S.Thangapandian wins Rajapalayam - EC

DMK candidate K.Sundar wins Uthiramerur- EC

6:44pm: “Final results will be updates before 9 PM. More than five lakh votes for NOTA. Additional CPRF appointed in Tanjavur and Aravakurichi," says Rajesh Lakhani

6:24pm: S.Ramachandran from AIADMK wins Arani

6:22pm AIADMK's P.Sathya wins Panruti

 

AIADMK candidate V.Sekhar wins Pattukottai

AIADMK's Govindarasu.M wins Peravurani

Venkatachalam ND from AIADMK wins Perundurai

DMK's Sekaran KV wins Polur

AIADMK's Palani K wins Sriperumbudur

Elected MLAs likely to meet on Saturday - Puthiya Thalaimurai

DMK's K.Karthikeyan wins Rishivandiyam - Puthiya Thalaimurai

AIADMK's SP Shanmuganathan wins Srivaikuntam

Durai Chandrasekharan from DMK wins Thiruvaiyaru

V.G.Rajendran from DMK wins Tiruvallur

DMK's ALS Lakshmanan wins Tirunalveli

Nallathambi from DMK wins Tirupathur

AIADMK's Manoranjitham wins Uthangarai

AIADMK candidate Kasthuri Vasu wins Valpari

DMK's Vagai Chandrasekhar wins from Velachery

AIADMK candidate Chitra G wins Yercaud

6:10pm AIADMK candidate Balakrishna Reddy.P wins Hosur

IUML's Muhammed Abubacker wins Kadayanallur

DMK's Austin.S wins Kanniyakumari

DMK candidate K.Pitchandi wins Kilpennathur

DMK's G.Anbalagan wins Kumbakonam

6:00pm: 5:48pm: "DMK will work for the welfare of the people, whether in power or not," says M.Subramaniam to Puthiya Thalaimurai

DMK's RT Arasu wins Cheyyur, Sekhar Babu wins Harbour

S.Easwaran from AIADMK wins Bhavanisagar, KA Pandian wins Chidambaram

 J.G. Prince from Congress wins Colachel

5:48pm: "DMK will work for the welfare of the people, whether in power or not," says M.Subramaniam to Puthiya Thalaimurai

5.42pm Wins: DMK+ - 66 AIADMK - 87

Leads: DMK+ - 33, AIADMK- 45, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI)

5:38pm: Wins: DMK+ - 63 AIADMK - 85

Leads: DMK+ - 36, AIADMK- 47, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI)

5:31pm: "PWF will take this loss as a challenge. Our alliance will continue," said G.Ramakrishnan, State Secretary CPI (M)

5:18pm: "We consider the increase in our vote share a victory by itself" - Tamilisai Soundararajan to Puthiya Thalaimurai

5:17pm: Panruti Ramachandran loses Alandur, DMK's T.M.Anbarasan wins - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

5:12pm: AIADMK's P.Thangamani wins Kumarapalayam - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

DMK's Saba Rajendran wins from Neyveli - Puthiya Thalaimurai

S.Ambedkumar from DMK wins Vandavasi

 

5:10pm: AIADMK candidate JKN Ramajeyalingam wins from Jayamkondan - Puthitya Thalaimurai 

AIADMK's A.Shanmugam wins from Kinathukadavu 

 

5:00pm: AIADMK candidate C.Kadambur Raju wins Kovilpatti, P.Dhanapal from AIADMK wins Avanashi Congress candidate K.R.Ramasamy wins Karaikudi - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

4.57pm Wins: 4.57pm Wins: DMK+ - 51 AIADMK - 67 | Leads: DMK+ 49, AIADMK- 64, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 

4: 51 pm DMK's P.Geetha Jeevan wins Thoothukudi, M.Varalakshmni wins Chengalpet - Puthiya Thalaimurai

4: 50 pm AIADMK's K.N.Vijayakumar wins from Tiruppur-North V.V.Rajan Chellapa wins Madurai-North, M.C.Sampath wins Cuddalore - Puthiya Thalaimurai

4:47pm: AIADMK's K.Raju wins Madurai-West - Puthiya Thalaimurai
 
AIADMK's A.Natarajan wins Palladam - Puthiya Thalaimurai
 
4:46pm: AIADMK's Arjunan wins Coimbatore South, Vanathi Srinivasan pushed to third - Puthiya Thalaimurai
 
4:42pm: O Pannerselvam wins from Bodi
S.G.Subramanian of AIADMK wins Sattur
 
4:38pm
A.R.R Seenivasan from DMK wins Virudhunagar - Thanthi TV
DMK's Poongothai Aladi Aruna wins Alangulam
 
 
4:36pm:
AIADMK's Pon.Saraswathi wins from Tiruchengodu
R.Murugaiah Pandian from AIADMK wins Ambasamudram : Puthiya Thalaimurai 
AIADMK's P.Balaraman wins Ponneri - Puthiya Thalaimurai 
 
 
4:33pm: AIADMK's R Natraj wins from Mylapore
 
4:31pm: AIADMK candidate S.T.K Jakkaiyan wins Cumbum - Puthiya Thalaimurai 
 
4:30pm: AIADMK's T.A.Elumalai wins Poonamallee - Puthiya Thalaimurai 
 
4:28pm: DMK's Anbil Mahesh Poiyamozhi wns from Tiruverumber - Puthiya Thalaimurai
 
4:22pm: Wins: DMK+ - 33 AIADMK - 45

Leads: DMK+ 67, AIADMK- 86, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI)

 

4:17: Thirumavalavan loses

4:14pm: DMK's candidate KS Masthan wins from Gingee - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

AIADMK's V.Rajendran wins Bargur - Puthiya Thalaimurai

DMK's R.Gandhi wins Ranipet - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

4:10pm AIADMK’s R.Thangadurai, S.Rajendran, VP Sivasubramani, K.S.Vijayakumar wins Nilakottai, Ariyalur, Modakkurichi, Gumidipoondi respectively : Puthiya Thalaimura

4:07pm: DMK's Govicheziyan wins Thiruvidaimarudhur - Puthiya Thalaimurai

DMK's V.Ganeshan wins Tittakudi - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

AIADMK candidate R.Thangadurai wins Nilakottai - Puthiya Thalaimurai

4:05pm: DMK's TRB Rajaa wins Mannargudi

4:04pm: 4. 01pm Wins: DMK + -30 AIADMK - 42

Leads: DMK+ 69, AIADMK- 90, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI)

 

4:03pm: DMK's P.Murugan wins Veppanahalli - Thanthi TV

S.Regupathy from DMK wins Tirumayam - Thanthi TV 

A.Soundarapandiyan from DMK wins Lalgudi - Thanthi TV

DMK's Palanivel Thiagarajan wins Madurai Central - Thanthi TV 

DMK's M.Thiraividamani wins Gudalur 

 

3:57pm: DMK's Andi Ambalam wins Natham - The Hindu

DMK's P.Murugan wins Veppanahalli - Thanthi TV 

3:54pm: DMK's R.Jayaramakrishnan wins from Madathukulam - Puthiya Thalaimurai 
 
Congress candidate S.Vijayadharani wins Vilavankode - Puthiya Thalaimurai
 
DMK's Y.Prakaash wins Talli 
 
Congress candidate V.S.Kalimuthu wins Dharapuram - Puthiya Thalaimurai
 
 
3:51pm: Wins: DMK + -27 AIADMK - 37

Leads: DMK+ 71, AIADMK- 96 PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI)

 

3:52pm: AIADMK candidate S.M.Seenivel wins from Tiruparamkundram - Puthiya Thalaimurai

AIADMK's M.G.Parthiban wins from Sholingur - Puthiya Thalaimurai 3:45

AIADMK's A.Maruthamudthu wins from Gangavalli 

 

3:41pm: AIADMK's P.Vetrivel wins from Perambur - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

AIADMK candidate Selvamohan Pandian.S wins from Thenkasi - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

3:36pm AIADMK candidates from Vilupuram, Usilampatti, Krishnarayapuram, Arakkonam, Manaparai, Anthiyur, Perambur all secure victory - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

3:32pm  MK Stalin wins by 39058 votes 

3:16pm Wins: DMK + -21 AIADMK – 23 | Leads: DMK+ 78, AIADMK- 109 PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0

3:15pm: AIADMK's R.B.Udhayakumar wins from Tirumangalam - Thanthi TV
 
3.08pm Wins: DMK + -21 AIADMK - 23
Leads: DMK+ 79, AIADMK- 108 PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI)
 
3.05pm: Wins: AIADMK +21, DMK -20

Leads: AIADMK + -110, DMK 80, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI)

3:02pm: DMK's Stalinkumar wins from Thuraiyur: Thanthi TV,

3:01pm: 2.56pm Wins: AIADMK +19, DMK -14 

Leads: AIADMK + -111, DMK 86, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI)

3:00pm: AIADMK's Loganathan G wins from Kilvaithinankuppam

2:58pm Jayalalithaa wins by 39,537 votes in R.K.Nagar - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

2.57pm: Leads: AIADMK + -116, DMK 89, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI) 

2:53pm DMK candidate M.P.Giri wins from Chengam - Thanthi TV 

2:52pm: AIADMK's K.Mohan wins in Cheyyar
AIADMK's C.Chandrasekharan wins from Senthamangalam 
Sarathkumar loses to DMK's Anitha Radhakrishnan in Tiruchendur by a margin of 26,001 votes
AIADMK's M.Chandraprabha wins from Srivilliputhur
AIADMK's S.Valarmathi wins from Srirangam
 
2:49pm: Leads: AIADMK + -114, DMK 92, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI)  2.35
Wins: AIADMK +13, DMK -11

2:47pm: DMK candidate Periyannan Arasu wins from Pudukottai

2:44pm AIADMK wins Gandharvakottai, Vedaranyam, Salem-Attur, Kunnam, Jolarpet, Erode-East

2:37 pm  Leads: AIADMK + -114, DMK 95, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 Wins: AIADMK +12, DMK 8 (ECI)

2:35pm AIADMK's E.Rathina Sabapathy wins from Aranthangi, Kathirkamu wins from Periyakulam: Puthiya Thalaimurai 

2: 31pm: AIADMK wins Namakkal, Seerkali, Aranthangi: Puthiya Thalaimurai

2:26pm: AIADMK's S.S. Saravanan wins from Madurai South - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

2: 22pm: AIADMK + -128, DMK -102 PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI)

2:21pm: DMK's Siva Meiyanathan wins from Alangudi, K.N.Nehru wins from Trichy-West - Puthiya Thalaimurai

2:17pm: AIADMK's C.Vijayabhaskar wins from Viralimalai - Puthiya Thalaimurai

2:13pm DMK's M.K.Mohan wins from Anna Nagar, Gokula Indira loses. DMK's J.Anbalagan wins Chepauk-Triplicane - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

2:11pm: DMK's J.L.Easwarappan wins from Arcot, DMK candidate K.S.Ravichandran wins from Egmore- Puthiya Thalaimurai

2:09pm: AIADMK candidate K.Palaniswami wins from Edapadi - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

2:05: Jayalalithaa speaks

My party and I are indebted to the people of Tamil Nadu for the victory.

I have no other interest in life other than people of Tamil Nadu.

I will continue to strive for the betterment of the state. 

2:04pm: AIADMK candidate A.Ramu wins from Connoor - Puthiya Thalaimurai

2:03: Jayalalithaa speaks to media

Jayalalithaa: The full results are not yet, but the people of TN have gifted AIADMK a great victory, I thank them

Jayalalithaa- It is first time after 1984 that an incumbent govt has been elected. I believed in God and had an alliance with people of TN

 

2:00pm: DMK candidate K.K.S.S.R.Ramachandran wins from Arupukottai - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

1:58pm: AIADMK candidate O.K.Chinnaraj wins Mettupalayam - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

1:50pm AIADMK wins T.Nagar, Vedasandur-  Puthiya Thalaimurai 

1:48pm: AIADMK's Paramasivam wins from Vedasandur - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

1:45pm: DMK's P.Moorthy wins from Madurai-East- Puthiya Thalaimurai 

1:44pm: AIADMK's Manickam.K wins from Sholavandan

1:41pm: AIADMK's candidate N.Natarajan wins from Trichy-East - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

1:35pm: Karunanidhi wins assembly elections for a record 13th time with highest ever margin of 67,212 votes

1:34pm: DMK's K.Rathamani wins from Vikravand

1:33pm: AIADMK's R.Duraikannu wins from Papanasan, AIADMK's V.T.Kalaiselvan wins from Virudhachalam - Thanthi TV, AIADMK candidate Radhakrishnan wins from Mayiladudurai - Puthiya Thalaimurai

1:29pm: AIADMK's candidate from Rasipuram Saroja.V wins - Thanthi TV

1:26pm: AIADMK + -129, DMK -101, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI)  

1:19pm AIADMK candidate Karupannan wins from Bhavani, DMK candidate Thangam Thennarasu also registers victory while Congress candidate Ganesh wins Udagamandalam 

1:14pm: AIADMK candidate Jayanthi Padmanabhan wins from Gudiaatham - Thanthi TV 

1:12pm: DMK wins Nagapatinam's Kilvelur constituency - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

1:08pm: AIADMK + -131, DMK -99, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI) 

12:54pm: DMK president M.Karunanidhi likely to win by highest ever margin in his political career. He extends his lead by 50,524 in Tiruvarur, higher than 50,249, his victory margin in 2006 says The Hindu

12:53pm: AIADMK- 131, DMK+ -99, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK-1, BJP-0 

12:51pm: DMK's candidate Karthikeyan wins from Vellore: Thanthi TV

12:50pm: TN governor Rosaiah wishes Jayalalithaa - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

12:44pm: AIADMK's candidate Uma  Maheshwari wins from Vilathikulam with 18985 votes: Thanthi TV

12:43pm: AIADMK- 132, DMK+ -100, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK-1, BJP-0 ECI 

12:37pm: "Jayalalithaa should thank Karunanidhi for her win, because anybody who forms an alliance with Congress is bound to lose": Subramaniam Swamy to Thanthi TV12:34pm: Congress candidate H. Vasanthkumar wins from Nanguneri: Thanthi TV

12:33pm: AIADMK candidate P. Selvam from Melur wins with a margin of 19,703 votes: Thanthi TV,

12:28pm Jayalalithaa issues statement, thanks people.

"The victory is a historical achievement. I thank people of Tamil Nadu for it. You rejected DMK's false propaganda

This is a victory that had buried dynasty politics. A party that believed opinion polls and not the people of the state lost

The victory is a historical achievement. I thank people of Tamil Nadu for it. You rejected DMK's false propaganda

I will fulfill all the promises I made in the manifesto and work day and night to make Tamil Nadu no 1 in India"

12:25pm Counting halted at Kattumannarkoil due to malfunction in EVMs: Thanthi TV

12.17pm AIADMK + -132, DMK -98, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 1, BJP- 0 (ECI) 

12:16pm: AIADMK's Pavunraj defeats IUML's Shahjahan in Poompuhar - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

12:14pm: DMK+ - 96, AIADMK - 133 PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 1 BJP -0: EC

12:04pm DMK candidate Ramachandran wins from Orathanadu constituency by 3,600 votes

     DMK senior leader Duraimurugan wins Katpadi 

12:02pm After Modi, FM Arun Jaitley congratulates Jayalalithaa who is set to become the CM once again 

12:00pm AIADMK + -133, DMK+ -96, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 2, BJP- 0 (ECI)

11:56am AIADMK leading in Dharmapuri: Puthiya Thalaimurai 

11:49am DMK leading in Pudukottai, Thirumayam and Alangudi, O.Paneerselvam leading by 25,000 votes in Bodi - Puthiya Thalaaimurai

11:47 a.m.: It's a close contest in Theyagaraya Nagar. The DMK is likely to win in Saidapet and Velachery constituencies. (The Hindu)

11.46am: Third front records vote lower than NOTA: Peter Alphonse to Thanthi TV 

11.43am AIADMK + -134, DMK -93, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 2, BJP- 0 (ECI) 

11:35am Anbumani trailing with a difference of 1297 votes in Pennagaram: Puthiya Thalaimurai

11:33am PMK leading in Vanur, Dharmapuri, Paapireddipatti 

11:32am BJP candidate continues to lead in Nagarkoil: Puthiya Thalaimurai 

11:28am Karunanidhi leading by 14,000 votes: Puthiya Thalaimurai 

11.24am AIADMK + -135, DMK -86, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 3, BJP- 0 (ECI) 

11:15am Tuticorin district: AIADMK leads in Vilathikulam, Srivaikuntam and Kovilpatti, DMK leads in Tuticorin, Tiruchendur and Ottapidaram (The Hindu)

11:11am: AIADMK candidate and former Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellapa leads by 11,444 votes after four rounds, in Madurai North (The Hindu)

11: 10am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Jayalalithaa, congratulated her.

11:05am: Jayalalithaa will soon address reporters. 

11:04am: AIADMK leading in Kanchipuram district constituencies including Sriperumbudur, Pallavaram, Seiyur - Puthiya Thalaimurai 

10:59am: AIADMK + -130, DMK -82, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 5, BJP- 0 (ECI) 

10:52am: 

 

10:48am: AIADMK + -123, DMK -80, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 5, BJP- 0 (ECI) 

10:42am: AIADMK + -120, DMK -78, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 5, BJP- 0 (ECI) 

10:33am: Jayalalithaa leading by 9,000 votes in R.K.Nagar - Puthiya Thalaimurai

10:32am: AIADMK-110 , DMK+-76, PMK-5, PWF-DMDK- 0, BJP -0 : ECI

10:31am: PMK leading in Harur, Mettur, Dharmapuri and Pappireddipatti: Thanthi TV,

10:30am: DMK+ - 83, AIADMK - 107 PWF-DMDK- 1, PMK - 4 BJP -0: Thanthi TV, 

10:24am: AIADMK- 108, DMK+- 63, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK-5, BJP-0 ECI 

10:20am: Celebrations at Poes Garden!

10:19am: AIADMK + -101, DMK -53, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK- 5, BJP- 0 (ECI)

10:17am: Thol. Thirumavalavan leading in Kattumannarkoil: 

10:10am: AIADMK- 94, DMK+- 49, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK-4, BJP-0: ECI

10:04am: AIADMK- 84, DMK+- 43, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK-3, BJP-0 :ECI 

10:02am: AIADMK- 75, DMK+- 38, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK-3, BJP-0 :ECI

10:00am:

DMK+ - 71, AIADMK - 122, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 4 BJP -1 (NDTV)

DMK leading in Pennagaram Puthiya Thalaimurai

9:55am: DMK+ - 77, AIADMK - 115, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 4  BJP -0: Puthiya Thalaimurai 

9:46am: AIADMK- 47, DMK+- 27, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK-3, BJP-0 ECI

9:45am: DMK+ - 65, AIADMK - 86, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 3 BJP -0: Thanthi TV,

9:43am: DMK+ - 65, AIADMK - 85, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 2 BJP -0: Thanthi TV,

9:38am: DMK+ - 64, AIADMK - 77, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 2 BJP -0: Thanthi TV

Gokula Indira leading in Anna Nagar: Thanthi TV

Anbumani Ramdoss trailing in Pennagaram. 

DMK leading in Mannargudi: Thanthi TV,

9:37am: AIADMK- 28, DMK- 18, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK-0, BJP-0 ECI 

9:30am: AIADMK+ -22, DMK- +10,  PWF-DMDK- 0, BJP- 0, PMK-0  ECI

9:24am: DMK+ - 55, AIADMK - 53, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 1 BJP -0: Thanthi TV

9:22am: DMK+ - 77, AIADMK - 94, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP -0: Puthiya Thalaimurai

9:21am: AIADMK- 6, DMK- 3, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK-0, BJP-0 (ECI) 

9:10am: DMK+ - 2, AIADMK - 5, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP -0 (ECI)

Jayalalithaa leading by 5424 votes Puthiya Thalaimurai 

9:09: DMK+ - 67, AIADMK - 85, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP -0, Puthiya Thalaimurai 

9:08am: K.N.Nehru of DMK leading in Trichy North, Puthiya Thalaimurai

9:08am: DMK+ - 49, AIADMK - 66, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP -1 (NDTV

9:07am: Vijayakant trailing in Ulundurpet 

9:06am: Leads: DMK+ - 2, AIADMK - 3, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP -0 (ECI)

9:05am: Stalin leading in Kolathur: Puthiya Thalaimurai

9:03am: DMK+ - 29, AIADMK - 33, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP - 0, Thanthi TV

9:02am:

Parithi Illamvazhithi Leading in Egmore
Natham Viswanathan trailing in Aathur
O Panneerselvam leading in Bodi
Karunanidhi leading in Thiruvarur

8:46am: DMK's Karunanidhi leading in Thiruvarur
DMK's Ponmudy leading in Tirukoyyilur
DMK's Periysamy leading Aathur
AIADMK's O Panneerselavm leadinng in Bodi
 
8:45am: M K Stalin arrives at Gopalapuram.
 
8:44am: J.Anbhazagan leading in Chepauk-Triplicane
 
8:43am: DMK+ - 22, AIADMK - 25, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP - 0 - Puthiya Thalaimurai
 
8:42am: DMK+ - 8, AIADMK - 8, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP - 0: Thanthi TV
 
8:37am: DMK leading in Sholavandan constituency: Thanthi TV
 
8:36am: DMK+ - 5, AIADMK - 4, PWF -DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP - 0
 
8:34am: DMK+ - 5, AIADMK - 2, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP - 0 (CNN News18, 8:33am)
 
8:33am: DMK's Vaithilingam leading by 106 votes in Orathanadu in Thanjavur 
 
8:32am: AIADMK leading in Jolarpet, Thanthi TV
 
8:31am: DMK leading in Thirumayam, says Puthiya Thalaimurai
 
8:30am: DMK+ - 2, AIADMK - 0, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP - 0 (NDTV)
 
8:29am: DMK+ - 3, AIADMK - 1, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - BJP - 0: Thanthi TV
 
8:25am: Counting delayed in Chengalpettu because EC officials have lost a key, says Thanthi TV
 
8: 24am: DMK+ - 2, AIADMK - 1, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - 0 BJP - 0 (CNN News18)
 
8:22am: DMK+ - 1, AIADMK - 1, PWF- 0, DMDK- 0, PMK - 0, BJP - 0 (CNN News18)
 
8:21am: DMK - 2, AIADMK -0, DMDK- 0, BJP-0, PWF -0, PMK-0 (CNN News18)
 
8:20am: DMK candidate  in Orathanadu leading by 22 votes
 
8:18am: DMK+ - 1, AIADMK - 0, PWF-DMDK- 0, PMK - BJP - 0: CNN-News18
 
8:16am: In Orathanadu in Thanjavur, DMK is leading says Puthiya Thalaimurai 
 
8:15am: Anna Nagar records 938 postal ballots: Thanthi TV
 
8:14am: Vellore records 1296 postal ballots: Thanthi TV
 
8:12am: Postal ballot counting started in six constituencies of Krishnagiri and five in Dharmapuri - The Hindu.
 
8:10am: 704 postal votes recorded at Velachery constituency: Thanthi TV
 
8:08am: 877 postal votes recorded at Saidapet constituency: Thanthi TV
 
8:05am: A Raja arrives at Gopalapuram
 
8:04am: People without ID cards not allowed inside counting stations: Election Commission.
 
8:02am: Counting starts in the 68 stations, says Thanthi TV
 
8:01am: DMK leaders start arriving at Karunanidhi's residence in Gopalapuram. 
 
8:00am: Counting of postal ballots for 10 constituencies in Madurai started: Thanthi TV
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7:55am: EVMs in the Ramanathapuram district will be taken for counting after 1,300-odd postal ballots, says The Hindu
 
7:54am: Chennai district election officer Chandra Mohan stationed at Loyola College counting centre.
 
7:51am: Here is the scene inside one of the counting centres in Madurai
 
 
7:50am: High court should look into the Rs 570 crore seized in Tiruppur: MK Stalin, reports Thanthi TV
 
7:45am: IMPORTANT: Votes to be recounted if victory margins are low: Rajesh Lakhoni
 
7:41am: This is the mood outside Gopalpuram residence of Karunanidhi
 
 
7:37am: Web cameras to monitor counting process, says Rajesh Lakhoni
 
- This is the scene outside Poes Garden
 
 
7:28am: Sources in the DMK say that several officers of the TN government have already met Karunanidhi in anticipation of forming the government.
 
7:23am: Will try to release final results before 4.00 PM today: Rajesh Lakhoni, TN CEC: Puthiya Thalaimurai

7:21am: Will work for TN's welfare even if PWF loses, says Vaiko: Puthiya Thalaimurai

7:20am: In Tamil Nadu there was widespread use of black money, by surveillance,flying squads we were able to seize more than 110 crores:Nasim Zaidi

7:18am: NDTV's Prannoy Roy says that even a 1% error in TN exit polls and AIADMK wins

7:15am: The results will start trickling at 8am. More than 9000 poll officials, 68 counting centres with 14 tables each. 

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