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Tamil Nadu elections has many firsts

IANS  |  Chennai 

The May 2016 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu will go down in the history with many firsts, including being the first time since 1984, when the AIADMK has retained power.

AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalalithaa became the first chief minister to get elected for a successive term since 1984.

It was also the first time that AIADMK contested the highest number of constituencies - 227, while with its allies contesting under AIADMK's two leaves symbol, it was the first time in the party's history to have fought an election under its symbol in all the 234 seats.

For the first time, the elections saw several alternatives to AIADMK and DMK. But all drew blank at the polls.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, May 20 2016. 00:03 IST
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