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Tamil Nadu early trends: Stalin, Palaniswami leading as DMK surges ahead

At 9am on Sunday, DMK was leading in 75 of 123 seats for which trends were available

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and DMK chief M.K. Stalin Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and DMK chief M.K. Stalin

An hour after counting started, the results of the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls appear headed along lines predicted by the exit polls.

At 9am on Sunday, the DMK was leading in 75 of the 123 seats for which trends were available. The Tamil Nadu Assembly has a total of 234 seats.

DMK chief M.K. Stalin, who is the party's chief ministerial candidate, is leading in Kolathur constituency. Stalin had won from Kolathur in 2011 and 2016.

Stalin's son, Udhayanidhi, is leading in Chepauk constituency. This is Udhayanidhi's first election.

In Edappadi constituency, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswawamy is leading. Palaniswamy has represented Edappadi multiple times since 1989. His deputy, O. Panneerselvam, is leading from Bodinayakanur.

In Kovilpatti seat, AMMK chief T.T.V Dhinakaran was leading. Dhinakaran had won the bypoll from R.K. Nagar in 2017.

P. Dhanapal, speaker of the outgoing Assembly, is leading from Avanashi. State BJP chief L. Murugan is leading from Dharapuram.

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