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Jayalalithaa defeats exit polls

By India News, India Breaking News, Latest news headlines in India - Oneindia News - Thu May 19, 10:42 am

Chennai, May 19 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday led her AIADMK to a second five-year term, convincingly defeating a divided opposition and proving wrong exit polls that predicted her ouster.

“I am overwhelmed by the resounding victory given by the people. My party and I are indebted to the people of Tamil Nadu,” an emotive Jayalalithaa said as the AIADMK cruised to victory in 134 of the 232 assembly seats.

“After 1984, no ruling party in the state has been able to win an election and form the government for a successive term,” she added.

The actor-turned-politician, who is known to nurture larger national political ambitions, said there was no word in dictionary to describe her feelings. The victory “is truly historic”….

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