Sri Lanka major factor in DMK, Cong rout in TN, says analysts

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Shivani Chaturvedi | May 16, 2014



Tamil Nadu threw a surprise this election with the M Karunanidhi-led DMK’s resounding defeat. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is wiped out from the state as the party is seen with the Congress even though they broke ties officially, say observers. People of the state have not forgiven the DMK for being with the Congress, which is very much visible in the poll outcome. Added to the factor is the Alagiri-Stalin fallout, which marred the DMK’s chances. 

Nothing has worked right for the Congress. There is an anti-Congress wave across nation. But here in Tamil Nadu people have thrown out the Congress mainly because of Sri Lankan Tamil issue, observes a political analyst. “Sri Lankan issue has been the major factor for isolating the Congress in the state, says professor Ramu Manivannan of Madras University.

This all went in favour of AIADMK. Moreover, there was no anti-incumbency factor, points out analysts. J Jayalalithaa’s All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has made a clean sweep in the state winning 37 out of 39 Lok Sabha seats. The AIADMK that contested all the 39 Lok Sabha seats alone has emerged as the third largest party in the Parliament.

The remaining two seats are going to BJP and its allies as per the official figures provided till 5 pm. In 2009 elections the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which contested in 12 constituencies, failed to make a dent in TN and did not manage to win any seat in the election. In 2009 elections the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-Congress combine recorded a stunning win notching up an impressive tally of 28 out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats. And the AIADMK itself bagged 10 seats out of the 23 constituencies in which they had contested in.

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