2006–07 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly by-election

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Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 2006-07

← 2002 October 11, 2006 and June 26, 2007[1] 2009-10 →

2 vacant seats in the Legislature of Tamil Nadu
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader M. Karunanidhi J. Jayalalithaa Vijayakanth
Alliance DPA ADMK+ N/A
Leader's seat Chepauk Andipatti Vridhachalam
Seats won 2 0 0
Seat change +1 -1 -
Popular vote 111,927 49,727 38,666
Percentage 53.61% 23.82% 18.52%
Swing +10.48% -16.01% +6.66%

Chief Minister before election

M. Karunanidhi

Chief Minister

M. Karunanidhi

By-elections to two state assembly constituencies were held in Tamil Nadu, India, in two separate phases. Election for Madurai Central was held on October 11, 2006 and for Madurai West was held on June 26, 2007. The election results were not expected to change the prospects of the party in power, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), and its Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.

Both phases of this by-election resulted in a big victory for DMK and Indian National Congress, who were part of the Democratic Progressive Alliance. Even though in 2006 assembly elections, AIADMK and its allies got more votes than DPA, when all the constituencies in Madurai are taken into account, the victory in both Madurai constituencies shows the increase in support by the people of Madurai for the DMK government and its policies since 2006.

Results by alliance[edit]

These results reflect alliances that were present after the second by-election in 2007.

DMK 96 AIADMK 60 (-1) DMDK 1
INC 35 (+1) MDMK 6 Ind 1
PMK 18
CPI(M) 9
TOTAL (2007) 166 TOTAL (2007) 66 TOTAL (2007) 2
TOTAL (2006) 163 TOTAL (2006) 69 TOTAL (2006) 2
  • The number on the left, in the table, represents the total number of MLAs after the by-election, and the number in parenthesis represents, the seats picked up or lost due to the by-election
  • The numbers presented for 2006, represents, the alliance, when the VCK/DPI allied with the ADMK.

First by-election[edit]

This election was necessitated due to the death of P. T. R. Palanivel Rajan of the DMK, who was a Minister in the current DMK government.

Madurai Central[edit]

Source: Arasiyal Talk and ThatsTamil[2][3]

Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 2006-07: Madurai Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DMK Syed Ghouse Basha 50,994 56.11% +10.28%
AIADMK V.V. Rajan Chellappa 19,909 21.91% -16.29%
DMDK M.R. Paneerselvam 17,394 19.14% +6.36%
DMK hold Swing
Majority 31,085 n/a n/a
Turnout 90,887 68.72% n/a

Second by-election[edit]

The election was necessitated by the death of AIADMK MLA, S.V. Shanmugam.

Madurai West[edit]

Source: Arasiyal Talk[4]

Tamil Nadu assembly by-election, 2006-07: Madurai West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC K.S.K. Rajendiran 60,933 51.68% +10.67
AIADMK S. Raju 29,818 25.59% -15.72
DMDK Siva Muthukumaran 21,272 18.04% +6.95
INC gain from AIADMK Swing
Majority 31,115 n/a n/a
Turnout 117,904 n/a n/a

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.tn.gov.in/pressrelease/archives/pr2007/pr310507/pr310507_306.pdf
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