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Kamal Haasan fails to make an impact in Tamil Nadu polls:- The results of the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu are out yesterday and DMK dethroned the ruling AIADMK in the state. Kamal Haasan floated his own party Makkal Needhi Maiam and he has been campaigning in the state from the past few months. He made his electoral debut in the recent Assembly polls and he contested from Coimbatore South. Kamal Haasan lost in the constituency by a margin of 1728 votes. When the trends emerged in the morning, Kamal Haasan was leading by a margin. His lead turned narrow and the actor turned politician lost in the polls. BJP's Vanathi Srinivasan won in the polls and she bagged 52,627 votes. Kamal had to settle with 51,087 votes. His party Makkal Needhi Maiam hardly made an impact in the polls.
The battle was three-cornered one after Congress candidate Mayura S Jayakumar received 41,663 votes. Kamal Haasan's party Makkal Needhi Maiam failed to win at least one seat in the polls. Makkal Needhi Maiam contested in 154 constituencies out of the 234 in the polls. Its allies All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi and Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi contested in 40 seats each. Kamal Haasan and his allies failed to bag a single seat in the polls. DMK returned back to the power after 10 years in Tamil Nadu. MK Stalin will take the oath as the new Chief Minister of the state soon. The state's Chief Minister EK Palaniswamy submitted his resignation today. DMK is on the top of the list with 133 seats and AIADMK is restricted to 66 seats. Congress won in 18 constituencies and PMK won 5 seats. BJP too is down in the list with 4 seats.