#TamilNaduElection2021

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
DMK chief MK Stalin took oath as Tamil Nadu chief minister on Friday, May 7. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • In Tamil Nadu, a name may be an indicator to one's political leanings or nationalist passion
  • In the new TN cabinet, there are council of ministers with names, Gandhi, Nehru and Stalin
  • Former chief minister M Karunanidhi named his son MK Stalin after Soviet ruler Joseph Stalin

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Kamal Haasan lost from the Coimbatore (South) seat in the recently-held Tamil Nadu assembly election. (Photo Credit: Facebook@/Kamal Haasan)

  • MNM vice president R Mahendran resigned from the party on Thursday
  • Kamal Haasan has dubbed Mahendran a 'traitor'
  • Haasan's MNM did not win a single seat in the recently-concluded assembly polls

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
DMK President MK Stalin (right) meets Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to stake claim to form the new government in the state in Chennai. (PTI Photo)

  • The DMK-led front won 159 of the 234 assembly seats
  • DMK president MK Stalin took oath as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Friday
  • The DMK-led front won 159 of the 234 assembly seats in April 6 polls

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
DMK President MK Stalin (Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin) took oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in Chennai on Friday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • MK Stalin has assumed office as Chief Minister for the first time
  • MK Stalin has earlier served as the deputy chief minister of Tamil Nadu from 2009 to 2011
  • Stalin took overas DMK chief in 2018 after his father K Karunanidhi's death

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
DMK President MK Stalin (third from right) along with party's senior leaders meets Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to stake claim to form the new government in the state in Chennai on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

  • DMK MLAs Ma Subramanian and Duraimurugan have been allotted Health Ministry & Water Ministry
  • DMK won over 100 seats in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls
  • MK Stalin will take the oath on May 7

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Vanathi Srinivasan defeated actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan inTamil Nadu polls. (Photo Credit: Twitter/VanathiBJP)

  • Vanathi Srinivasan won the seat with 52,627 votes
  • The 50-year-old’s positivity during the election campaign reverberated with the masses
  • Born on June 6, 1970, into an agricultural family Srinivasan received her primary education in Coimbatore

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Shruti Haasan is the eldest daughter of actor-politician Kamal Haasan. (Photo Credit- Instagram/@shrutzhaasan)

  • Shruti Haasan shared an Instagram post about her father after he lost in the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls
  • Kamal Hassan is the founder of Makkal Needhi Maiam
  • He lost the Coimbatore South seat to BJP's Vanathi Srinivasan

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami has sent his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Edappadi K Palaniswami's AIADMK has lost the Tamil Nadu Assemmbly polls
  • It has won 64 seats in the 234 member House
  • MK Stalin-led has won 125 seats and is all set to come to power

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote for the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in Chennai on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

  • Kamal Hassan joined politics in 2018
  • He founded Makkal Needhi Maiam party in February 2018
  • The 66-year-old actor lost 2021 Tamil Nadu assembly election from Coimbatore (South)

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami after casting his vote for Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, in Salem on April 6. (Photo Credit: PTI/File)

  • Voting for the 234-member Tamil Nadu Assembly was held in a single phase on April 6
  • The voter turnout was 72.78%
  • The ruling-AIADMK currently controls the Assembly with 124 MLAs