Counting of votes polled in the Tamil Nadu Assembly election held on April 6 commenced on Sunday across the State amid tight security and in tune with fresh COVID-19 guidelines.
Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu were contested by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam, Makkal Needhi Maiam (all of which are part of the Secular Progressive Alliance, National Democratic Alliance, Makkalin Mudhal Kootani) and other parties.
Polling in 234 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu was held on April 6, 2021 that recorded 72.78% turnout.
As of now the trends indicate the repeat of the 2016 numbers with the DMK and the AIADMK swapping places. In 2016, the AIADMK won 136 seats and the DMK-led alliance 98. (The DMK improved its tally after the bypolls held in 2019 for the seats from where AIADMK rebels were disqualified).
While the DMK was ahead in 137 seats, the AIADMK was in 94, according to trends available for 232 out of 234 constituencies.
The trends indicated that the DMK was ahead in constituencies including Kurinjipadi, Neyveli, Virudhachalam.