TN Elections: Palaniswami Resigns as CM, MK Stalin Set to Be CM

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Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami on Monday, 3 May, tendered his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit. This comes after the DMK-Congress+ alliance earned a comfortable majority in the state, garnering 159 seats, with MK Stalin all set to become the chief minister for the first time.

The AIADMK's alliance managed to get just 75 seats, including 66 by the Palaniswami-led party and four by the BJP.

Snapshot
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated DMK chief MK Stalin on Sunday
  • MK Stalin won from his constituency of Kolathur, while his son Udhayanidhi Stalin scored a victory from Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni
  • BJP’s Vanathi Srinavasan defeated MNM’s Kamal Haasan by 1,728 votes in Coimbatore South
  • BJP’s Khushbu Sundar lost from the Thousand Lights constituency
  • Current Deputy CM O Panneerselvam won from Bodinayakanur

Catch the updates on the election results in West Bengal, Kerala and Assam here, here and here.

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7:20 PM , 03 May
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Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami Resigns

Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami on Monday, 3 May, tendered his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit. The governor has accepted it and requested him to continue till alternative arrangements are mad, PTI reported, quoting the Raj Bhavan.

10:33 PM , 02 May

Tamil Nadu Assembly Election: DMK+ Ahead in 160 Seats

TN Elections: Palaniswami Resigns as CM, MK Stalin Set to Be CM
10:20 PM , 02 May

'Look Forward to Working With Union Govt to Fulfil Aspirations of the State': Stalin Thanks PM Modi

Thanking PM Modi for his congratulatory message, DMK chief MK Salin said: “I look forward to working with the Union Government to fulfil aspirations of the State.”

TN Elections: Palaniswami Resigns as CM, MK Stalin Set to Be CM
9:55 PM , 02 May

Tamil Nadu Assembly Election: Kamal Haasan Trails in Coimbatore (South)

MNM chief Kamal Haasan is now trailing behind BJP’s Vanathi Srinivasan by 890 votes in Coimbatore (South).

TN Elections: Palaniswami Resigns as CM, MK Stalin Set to Be CM

Published: 02 May 2021, 7:17 AM IST
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