Indian general election, 2014 (Tamil Nadu)

Indian general election, 2014 (Tamil Nadu)
24 April 2014

39 seats
Opinion polls
Turnout 73.67%
  First party Second party
Leader J. Jayalalithaa Narendra Modi
Alliance NDA
Seats won 37 2 (PMK 1 BJP 1)
Seat change Increase28 Increase2
Popular vote 17,983,168 7,523,829
Percentage 44.3% 18.5%
Swing Increase21.4% Decrease4.2%

  Third party Fourth party
Leader M. Karunanidhi Rahul Gandhi
Alliance DPA UPA
Seats won 0 0
Seat change Decrease18 Decrease8
Popular vote 10,887,347 1,751,123
Percentage 26.8% 4.3%
Swing Decrease0.7% Decrease10.7%

Result by Constituencies
Green = AIADMK and Orange = NDA

The Indian general election, 2014 polls in Tamil Nadu were held for 39 seats in the state on 24 April 2014.[1]

The total voter strength of Tamil Nadu is 53,752,682.[2] The voting turnout in the election was 73.67%.[3]

The results of the elections were declared on 16 May 2014.


As the term of 15th Lok Sabha ended in May 2014, Election Commission of India decided to conduct the election for the next Lok Sabha in April–May 2014.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) under M. Karunanidhi was part of both (United Progressive Alliance) UPA government until it withdrew support on 19 March 2013 over Sri Lanka issues.[4] DMK suspended their south zone organisational secretary M. K. Alagiri for violating party discipline and later expelled him from the party in March 2014.[5][6]

In October 2013, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) formed an alliance with smaller parties and caste groups as alternative to Dravidian parties and named it as Social Democratic Alliance (SDA).[7][8] SDA announced candidates for 10 seats and started their campaign. Gandhiya Makkal Iyakkam leader Tamilaruvi Manian played a significant role to bring parties into the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as alternative to Congress led UPA.[9]

In the Indian National Congress (INC), shipping minister G. K. Vasan[10] and finance minister P. Chidambaram were opt out from the election.[11]

The election process are carried out by the state election commission headed by Praveen Kumar and for the first time, Section 144 of CrPC used in the election for 36 hours before polling to prevent cash distribution to bribe voters.[12] As of 23 April, commission seized 390 million (390 million) of money in the state.[13]

Alliances and parties


In the beginning of the year, AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa stated that she will campaign and win all 39 seats by allying with left parties. AIADMK party members declared herself as the Prime Minister candidate despite rumours that she might support Narendra Modi.[14] On 24 February, Jayalalitha announced candidates for all the 39 constituencies of Tamil Nadu.[15]

Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. AIADMK J. Jayalalithaa 39

National Democratic Alliance

NDA seat sharing by constituencies

The BJP under PM candidate Narendra Modi have formed an alliance with MDMK, PMK, DMDK, IJK, KMDK and seats were allotted on 20 March 2014.[16]

Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. DMDK Vijayakanth 14
3. Pattali Makkal Katchi S. Ramadoss 8
2. Bharatiya Janata Party Pon Radhakrishnan 7
4. MDMK Top Vaiko 7
5. Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi T. R. Pachamuthu 1
6. KMDK E. R. Eswaran 1
7. Puthiya Needhi Katchi A. C. Shanmugam 1

Democratic Progressive Alliance

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam named its alliance as Democratic Progressive Alliance. It formed alliance with VCK, MMK, IUML and Puthiya Tamizhagam.[17]

Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam M. Karunanidhi 34
2. Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi Ring Thol. Thirumavalavan 2
3. Manithaneya Makkal Katchi M. H. Jawahirullah 1
4. Indian Union Muslim League K. M. Kader Mohideen 1
5. Puthiya Tamizhagam K. Krishnasamy 1

United Progressive Alliance

The INC under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi stated that they will decide on a PM candidate after the election. They lost their major ally from UPA 1 and 2 administration DMK last year. They decided to contest alone, to all 39 seats in the state.[18]

Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. Indian National Congress Hand B. S. Gnanadesikan 39


U. Vasuki campaigning in North Chennai

After six rounds of seat-sharing talks with AIADMK for the Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry failed to bear fruit, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India opted to make an alliance of their own.[19][20] On 14 March 2014 the two parties held a joint press conference in Chennai, declaring that CPI(M) would contest nine seats in Tamil Nadu and CPI would contest eight seats in Tamil Nadu and the Puducherry seat.[19]

Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. Communist Party of India (Marxist) Hammer and sickle G. Ramakrishnan 9
2. Communist Party of India D. Pandian 8

Aam Aadmi Party

Aam Aadmi Party announced its candidates for 25 seats.[21]

Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. Aam Aadmi party David Barun Kumar 25

Opinion poll

Conducted in Month(s) Ref Polling Organisation/Agency
Aug–Oct 2013 [22] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 1 0 28 5 5
Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 [23] India Today-CVoter 0 29 5 5
Jan–Feb 2014 [24] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 1 0 27 5 6
March 2014 [25] NDTV- Hansa Research 0 0 27 10 2
March–April 2014 [26] CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS 0 6 – 10
(In alliance)
15–21 10 – 16
(In alliance)
April 2014 [27] NDTV- Hansa Research 0 3
(In alliance)
22 14
(In alliance)
4–12 April 2014 [28] India Today-Cicero 0 4 – 6
(In alliance)
20–24 9 – 13
(In alliance)

List of candidates


Constituency-wise results

Constituency-wise results:[29]

Constituency Winning Candidate Winning Party Runner-up Candidate Runner-up Party Margin
Arakkonam G. Hari AIADMK N.R. Elango DMK 240766
Arni V. Elumalai AIADMK R. Sivanadham DMK 243844
Chennai (Central) S. R. Vijayakumar AIADMK Dayanidhi Maran DMK 45841
Chennai (North) T. G. Venkatesh Babu AIADMK R. Girirajan DMK 99704
Chennai (South) J. Jayavardhan AIADMK T. K. S. Elangovan DMK 136625
Chidambaram M. Chandrakasi AIADMK Thol. Thirumavalavan VCK 128495
Coimbatore P. Nagarajan AIADMK C. P. Radhakrishnan BJP 42016
Cuddalore A. Arunmozhithevan AIADMK K. Nandagopalakrishnan DMK 203125
Dharmapuri Anbumani Ramadoss PMK P. S. Mohan AIADMK 77146
Dindigul M. Udhayakumar AIADMK S. Gandhirajan DMK 127845
Erode S. Selvakumara Chinnayan AIADMK A. Ganesha Murthi MDMK211563
Kallakurichi K. Kamaraj AIADMK R. Manimaran DMK 223507
Kancheepuram K. Maragatham AIADMK G. Selvam DMK 146866
KanniyakumariPon. Radhakrishnan BJP H. Vasanthakumar INC 128662
Karur M. Thambidurai AIADMK M. Chinnasamy DMK 195247
Krishnagiri K. Ashok Kumar AIADMK P. Chinnapillappa DMK206591
Madurai R. Gopalkrishnan AIADMK V. Velusamy DMK 197436
Mayiladuthurai R. K. Bharathi Mohan AIADMK S. Hyder Ali MMK277050
Nagapattinam K. Gopal AIADMK A. K. S. Vijayan DMK 106079
Namakkal P. R. Sundaram AIADMK S. Gandhiselvan DMK 294374
Nilgiris C. Gopalakrishnan AIADMK A. Raja DMK 124002
Perambalur R. P. Marutharajaa AIADMK S. Prabhu DMK 213048
Pollachi C. Mahendran AIADMK E. R. Eswaran KMDK 140974
Ramanathapuram A. Anwhar Raajhaa AIADMK S. Mohammed Jaleel DMK 119324
Salem V. Pannerselvam AIADMK Umarani DMK 267610
Sivaganga P.R. Senthilnathan AIADMK Suba. Durairaj DMK 225144
Sriperumbudur K. N. Ramachandran AIADMK S. Jagathrakshakan DMK 102646
Tenkasi M. Vasanthi AIADMK K. Krishnasamy PT 161774
Thanjavur K. Parasuraman AIADMK T. R. Baalu DMK 144119
Theni R. Parthipan AIADMK Pon. Muthuramalingam DMK 314532
Thiruvallur P. Venugopal AIADMK D. Ravikumar VCK 323430
Thoothukudi Jeyasingh Thiyagaraj Natterjee AIADMK P. Jegan DMK 124002
Tiruchirappalli P. Kumar AIADMK Mu. Anbazhagan DMK 150476
Tirunelveli K. R. P. Prabakaran AIADMK Devadasa Sundaram DMK 126099
Tiruppur V. Sathyabama AIADMK N. Dineshkumar DMDK179315
Tiruvannamalai R. Vanaroja AIADMK C. N. Annadurai DMK 168606
Vellore B. Senguttuvan AIADMK A. C. Shanmugam PNK 59393
Villupuram S. Rajendran AIADMK K. Muthaian DMK193367
Virudhunagar T. Radhakrishnan AIADMK Vaiko MDMK 145551

See also


  1. "Lok Sabha elections begin April 7, counting on May 16". India today. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  2. Electorate for 2014 General Elections
  3. "EC revises TN turnout to 73.67%". The Hindu. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  4. "DMK quits UPA, govt to bring resolution on Sri Lanka in Parliament". Times of India. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  5. "DMK suspends Alagiri". The Hindu. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  6. "Alagiri expelled from DMK". The Hindu. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  7. "Ramadoss announces Social Democratic Alliance". The New Indian Express. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  8. "PMK, an alternative to Dravidian parties". The Hindu. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  9. "BJP banking on Modi magic in Tamil Nadu too". The Hindu. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  10. "Vasan not to contest Lok Sabha polls". The Hindu. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  11. "Congress 4th list out, Chidambaram not to fight 2014 polls". IBN live. 21 March 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  12. "Sec 144 Invoked to Curb Cash Flow". The New Indian Express. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  13. "EC seizes Rs. 240 crore cash, liquor". The Hindu. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  14. "Tamil Nadu: Jayalalithaa decides AIADMK will fight Lok Sabha elections alone : Tamil Nadu, News – India Today". India today. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  15. "Jayalalithaa announces AIADMK candidates for Lok Sabha elections – The Times of India". Times of india. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  16. "BJP clinches deal in Tamil Nadu". The Hindu. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  17. "DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance to mobilise people under 'secular front'". Economic Times. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  18. "Isolated Congress trying to energise partymen in Tamil Nadu". Indian Express. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  19. 1 2 The Hindu. CPI, CPI(M) to contest 9 seats each in Tamil Nadu
  20. Deccan Herald. Left parties call off alliance with AIADMK
  22. "Congress 102, BJP 162; UPA 117, NDA 186: C-Voter Poll". Outlook. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  23. "NDA may win over 200 seats as Modi's popularity soars further: India Today Mood of the Nation opinion poll : North, News – India Today". India Today. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  24. "India TV-C Voter projection: Big gains for BJP in UP, Bihar; NDA may be 45 short of magic mark". Indiatv. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  25. "The Final Word – India's biggest opinion poll". NDTV. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  26. "Tamil Nadu tracker: AIADMK 15–21 seats, DMK 10–16, BJP alliance 6–10". CNN-IBN. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  27. "The Final Word – India's biggest opinion poll". NDTV. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  28. "Modi powered BJP breaches southern fortress". India Today. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  29. "Constituencywise Trends – Tamil Nadu". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 16 May 2014.

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