After the debacle in the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections held earlier this year, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK), the principal Opposition party in the state, is putting all-out efforts in the local body polls in the state to gain the much-needed momentum for the party. The Dravidian party, which was not able to register a third straight victory in the recently concluded Assembly election, has activated its rank and file to highlight the unkept poll promises of the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its leader M.K.Stalin in the local body polls. The AAADMK poll campaign is focused on the failures of the DMK government with a cry that these polls area referendum on the present Tamil Nadu government. In the 2021 Assembly elections, the ALADMK won 66 Assembly seats, while the DMK won 133 seats. There are 234 seats in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
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