AIADMK leads in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIAMDK party was ahead of the DMK as officials counted the millions of votes polled to pick a new 234-member assembly, officials said.

Of the 137 constituencies where early trends were available, the AIADMK had forged ahead in 73 while the Congress-DMK alliance was a close second at 64 places.

Elections took place on May 16 in 232 constituencies after polling was postponed in two places: Thanjavur and Aravakurichi.

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