Dark clouds over TN government moves away post bypolls
The ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami will not face any trouble in remaining in power going by the voting trends seen on Thursday for the by-elections in the 22 Assembly constituencies in the state.
Till the filing of this report, the AIADMK was leading in nine seats while the DMK was ahead in 13 seats.
Curiously, the DMK was not able to replicate the results that it and its allies recorded in the Lok Sabha elections in the state. Bucking the national trend which favoured the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the DMK-led alliance was in lead in 36 of the 38 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu.