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 145 seats, while 118 is the minimum number required for a simple majority in the 234-member House.
If the trends hold good it will be dream come true moment for the DMK and in sync with its election song, ‘Stalin thaan vararu,’ which meant Stalin is going to become the Chief Minister.
Cadres went ecstatic with the trends, burst crackers and distributed sweets at party headquartes ‘Anna Arivalayam’ here, apparently in violation of COVID-19 guidelines.
On public celebrations, authorities here cited a communique from the Election Commission headquarters that directed placing under immediate suspension of jurisdictional police and ‘other officers’ and initiation of disciplinary and criminal action against them.