Jayalalithaa on second straight win to remain Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Jayalalithaa on second straight win to remain Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Jayalalithaa on second straight win to remain Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Written by Tharushan Fernando

19 May, 2016 | 1:51 pm

Tamil Nadu has decided to give a consecutive term to one party for the 1st time in 32 years and according to clear trends from counting Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will remain exactly where she is, despite most exit polls having predicted that the 67-year-old’s arch rival, M Karunanidhi, and his DMK would return to power

Jayalalithaa promised to gift voters cellphones and other freebies ,Ahead of the election and in her last election campaign five years ago mixer-grinders were pledged to housewives.

Last year, she was acquitted of corruption charges by a court in Bengaluru, but the Karnataka government has challenged that verdict in the Supreme Court.

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