Tamil Nadu had voted in a single phase on April 6 and the results were declared on May 2.
Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: DMK President MK Stalin today met Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to stake a claim to form a government. DMK leaders TR Baalu and Durai Murugan accompanied MK Stalin to the Raj Bhavan and submitted a resolution in this regard. DMK leader RS Bharathi said that the date and time of the swearing-in will be decided by the governor. Earlier, Governor Banwarilal Purohit had dissolved Tamil Nadu Assembly.
Earlier yesterday, DMK president M K Stalin was unanimously elected as DMK’s legislature party leader. According to reports, he is likely to be sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on May 7.
கழக தலைவர் @mkstalin அவர்கள், மாண்புமிகு தமிழக ஆளுநர் திரு. பன்வாரிலால் புரோகித் அவர்களை, ஆளுநர் மாளிகையில் சந்தித்து, ஆட்சி அமைக்க உரிமை கோரினார்.
— DMK (@arivalayam) May 5, 2021
The meeting was held at headquarters ‘Anna Arivalayam’ and it witnessed the participation of 133 newly-elected MLAs, which includes eight from alliance parties like the Vaiko-led MDMK who fought the polls on DMK’s ‘Rising Sun’ symbol.
MK Stalin’s name was proposed by party general secretary Duraimurugan and seconded by principal secretary K N Nehru. Stalin had already said that the ceremony shall be held in a simple manner in the Raj Bhavan premises here.
Tamil Nadu had voted in a single phase on April 6 and the results were declared on May 2. The DMK has contested alliance with the Congress, CPI-M, CPI and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi. While the DMK has won 133 seats, its ally Congress won 18, CPI 2, CPI-M 2 and VCK 4. The DMK is returning to power after 10 years.
The AIADMK has won 66 seats, the BJP won 4 and the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) won 5 seats.