Tamil Nadu Assembly polls | Where the sun rose and leaves faded

An overview of the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly election results.

The DMK alliance swept the northern and delta regions and also performed well in the south, while the AIADMK managed to retain seats in its stronghold of western Tamil Nadu with considerable success.

Constituency-wise results of 2016 and 2021 Assembly elections

Constituency-wise map of Tamil Nadu showing the seat share in 2016 Assembly elections. 

 

Constituency-wise map of Tamil Nadu showing the seat share in 2021 Assembly elections. 

 

Tamil Nadu seat share

 

Poor representation of women

This year saw the lowest representation of women since since 2001.

While 376 women were in the fray, 12 have been elected.

6 from DMK

3 from AIADMK

2 from BJP

1 from Congress

 

The table shows the performance of key parties in 2016 and 2021

Contested

(2021)

Won

(2021)

Total Vote Share (%)

(2021)

Contested Vote Share (%)

(2021)

Contested

(2016)

Won

(2016)

Total Vote Share (%)

(2016)

Contested Vote Share (%)

(2016)

 

The table shows the constituencies that flipped and the ones that were retained by both the major alliances

 

 

District-wise breakdown of winners

 

North

  • Cuddalore
  • Kallakurichi
  • Villupuram
  • Tiruvannamalai
  • Tirupathur
  • Vellore
  • Ranipet
  • Kancheepuram
  • Chengalpattu
  • Chennai
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  •  

    South

  • Kanniyakumari
  • Tirunelveli
  • Tenkasi
  • Thoothukkudi
  • Ramanathapuram
  • Virdhunagar
  • Theni
  • Madurai
  • Sivaganga
  • Dindigul4422553355334422221100110000111111111133000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000331155111100112211110000000000000000111100000000000000000000
  •  

    Delta

  • Pudukkottai
  • Thanjavur
  • Thiruvarur
  • Nagapattinam
  • Ariyalur
  • Perambalur
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Karur44992222222277330000000011000011000000001100000000000000110000110000000000110000000000001111111100000000000000000000000000000000
  •  

    West

  • Coimbatore
  • The Nilgiris
  • Tiruppur
  • Erode
  • Namakkal
  • Salem
  • Dharmapuri
  • Krishnagiri22001144223311000000000011001100000000000000000000000000000000001100000000000000333388224455119900000000110000110022220000000000
  •  

     

    Margins widen

    The victory margins widened in the 2021 election compared to 2016

     

    25,151 average winning margin for parties in DMK alliance in 2021.

    18,044 average winning margin for parties in AIADMK alliance.

    I. Periyasamy of DMK won Athoor with the widest margin of 1,35,571 votes.

    J. Karunanithi of DMK won T. Nagar with the narrowest margin of 137 votes.

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