Lok Sabha election results 2019: DMK shines in south as MK Stalin rises
With a stunning electoral performance, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin dispelled questions about his leadership and stalled the Modi wave in the Dravidian heartland. Both the Left parties and the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) of Thol Thirumavalavan secured two seats each.
The prominent leaders who won are the Congress’s Karti P Chidambaram, who won the Sivaganga seat and DMK’s Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, who won the Thoothukkudi seat.
The DMK-led alliance, which included the Congress, has won 37 out of 38 seats which went to polls. Moreover, the Dravidian major had shouldered the burden of ensuring the Congress, Left and other allies romped home. In neighbouring Puducherry, the Congress trounced its rival, All India NR Congress, a splinter group of the Congress.
Both the Left parties and the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) of Thol Thirumavalavan secured two seats each.
Key issues: Drought, farm crisis, Sterlite closure, hydrocarbon extraction, GST and demonetisation, Pollachi sexual assault case and unemployment.