TN CM rejects exit polls

Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami today rejected exit poll results which predicted victory to the DMK in the state. "The poll results which said that AIADMK would win only less number of seats are not true. They are not 'karuthu kanippu', they are 'karuthu thinippu'," he said.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, AIADMK had bagged 37 seats with a vote share of 44.9%, defying all pre-poll predictions. This time round, exit polls predict the DMK to make strong comeback sweeping up to 38 seats. The fortunes of the party seem to have reversed under MK Stalin, who took over after his father, Karunanidhi's death. DMK, in fact, had also got a boost in its vote share in the state Assembly election post 2014.

A Times Now-VMR exit poll has predicted that the AIADMK and BJP alliance will be reduced to just 9 seats, down from the 37 seats that the AIADMK got in the last elections in 2014.