May 2 marks the
result day for the Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections as it will decide the fate of nearly
4,000 candidates in fray including Chief Minister K Palaniswami and DMK
President MK Stalin.
The counting of postal ballots commenced at 8 am on Sunday and as per the early trends, DMK Stalin has a clear cut edge over All Indian Anna Dravida Munnetra (AIADMK).
Timely trends projected that at 8:52 am, DMK was leading on 17 seats while AIADMK stands at 12 seats. At 9:16 am, DMK and its allies were leading on 38 seats while AIADMK could reserve only 14 seats.
Meanwhile, BJP state president Murugan took lead in Dharapuram.
The reports of violence at the counting rooms have also erupted in Tamil Nadu’s Sattur. Reportedly, a clash took between the members of AIADMK and AMMK after the former party’s candidate from Aruppukkottai constituency arrived at the counting hall.
In this act of clash, AMMK’s Thirumalairajan’s shirt was torn.
At the time of writing, DMK secured over 105 seats while AIADMK could only get near 90.