In a close fight to win the 22 bypolls which went to polls along with the Lok Sabha eleAccording to trends, the DMK-alliance is leading in 36 of Tamil Nadu’s 39 Lok Sabha seats. The AIADMK, which won 37 seats in 2014, is leading in just two. Meanwhile, the AIADMK and DMK are locked in ctions.
The stakes are high in Tamil Nadu, where the parties are facing their first election without veteran leaders J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi. The AIADMK is battling incumbency while trying to keep afloat after Amma’s death. This election is key for the party to send a message of unity, strength and stability. For the DMK, on the other hand, this is the first election under the leadership of M K Stalin. T\na