New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: After a decade in opposition, the DMK is on course to capturing power from the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu as per the trends made available for the 234 segments, while the incumbent ruling party appears set to win a chunk of seats that would make it a formidable opposition. As counting of votes progressed on Sunday for the April 6 assembly elections, the DMK steadily improved its position and was leading in 150 seats, while 118 is the minimum number required for a simple majority in the 234-member House.

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DMK's major ally Congress was leading in 15 seats, two Left parties together in four segments and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi in three constituencies. DMK and its allies together are leading in 143 seats. The AIADMK is ahead in 83 seats and together with its partners in 90 constituencies, according to trends made available by the Election Commission for all the 234 segments at 5.00 pm.

Here are the Highlights of Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021:

6:00 pm: As per the trends available at 6 pm, the DMK is leading on 150 seats while the ruling AIADMK is ahead on 83 seats. 

5:00 pm: After a decade in opposition, the DMK is on course to capturing power from the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu as per the trends made available for the 234 segments, while the incumbent ruling party appears set to win a chunk of seats that would make it a formidable opposition. As counting of votes progressed on Sunday for the April 6 assembly elections, the DMK steadily improved its position and was leading in 121 seats, while 118 is the minimum number required for a simple majority in the 234-member House.

4:00 pm: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday congratuates MK Stalin, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Leader of Opposition, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on his 'win from the Kolathur Assembly constituency.'

3:00 pm:  Tamil Nadu BJP President L. Murugan is ahead of his DMK rival N.Kayalvizhi in the Dharapuram constituency, as per the Election Commission of India data.Similarly BJP's M.Bhojarajan (Udhagamandalam), Nainar Nagenthran (Tirunelveli) and Vinoj P. Selvam (Harbour) are in the lead.On the other hand, Tamil Nadu Vice President K. Annamalai, a former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer is trailing behind his DMK rival R. Elango in the Aravakuruchi constituency

2:00 pm: As the counting of votes for the single-phase Tamil Nadu Assembly elections is underway, early trends show DMK's Udhayanidhi Stalin leading from the Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency. Official trends also show Udhayanidhi's father and party president MK Stalin leading from the Kolathur Assembly constituency.

1:00 pm: Early trends indicated an edge for the DMK with the ruling AIADMK following behind and key leaders of both the fronts were leading in their respective segments.

11:30 am: AIADMK candidate Lakshmi Ganesan is leading with 13,015 votes while Congress candidate G Ashokan is trailing with 10,936 votes after the fourth round.

11:20 am: After the fourth round of counting, MK Stalin's son Udhayanidhi leads by 10,996 votes in TN's Chepauk

11:10 am: As per the trends at 11 am, the DMK+ is leading on 130 seats, while ruling AIADMK is ahead on 103 seats.  

10:55 am: Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan leading from Coimbatore (South) constituency.

10:30 am: Official trends for 170 seats | DMK leading on 76 seats, AIADMK on 68

10:15 am: Official trends | AIADMK leading on 52 seats, DMK on 49.

10:00 am: DMK candidate from Chepauk assembly constituency, Udhayanidhi Stalin arrives at Queen Mary's College in Chennai where counting of votes for Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls is underway. 

9:35 am: The trends at 9:30 am shows DMK leading on 77 seats while the ruling AIADMK is ahead on 65 seats.  

9:15 am: As per the initial trends, the DMK is leading on 50 seats while the AIADMK is ahead on 35 seats. 

8:45 am: This election is the first in the state without two of Tamil Nadu’s towering political figures, DMK's M Karunanidhi and AIADMK's J Jayalalithaa.

8:30 am: According to the initial trends in Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin's DMK is leading on 15 seats while the ruling AIADMK, in alliance with the BJP, is ahead on only 3 seats.  

8:15 am: The majority mark in Tamil Nadu is 118

8:00 am: Counting of votes for Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections begins. 

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7:36 am: This election is the first in the state without two of Tamil Nadu’s towering political figures, DMK's M Karunanidhi and AIADMK's J Jayalalithaa.

7:20 am: The AIADMK has partnered with NDA-led by BJP while the DMK contested the polls with Congress.

7:00 am: The counting of votes for Tamil Nadu Assembly polls to begin at 8 am today. Outside visuals from a counting centre in Chennai. 

6:45 am: The exit polls have suggested a clean sweep by MK Stalin-led DMK ending the 10-year rule of CPIM in the state.

6:30 am: During the polls, the state witnessed a voter turnout of 72.81 per cent. This year's voter turnout witnessed a dip of 2 per cent from 206 Assembly Elections in Tamil Nadu.

6:15 am: The voting for the Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021 was held on April 6 along with three other state and one Union Territiory.

6:00 am: The counting of votes will start at 8 am and the results will be declared later in the day for the 234-seat Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2021.

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan