The DMK and its allies have secured a thumping victory in the Tamil Nadu Local body polls. The AIADMK has remained second and the BJP has become the third-largest party in the polls. The total number of municipal corporation seats are 1373. The DMK won 946 wards in corporations. The same party won 2,360 in municipalities out of the total 3842 seats. Stalin's party won 4,388 in town panchayats out of 7605 seats. DMK is still the strongest party. Congress, as a friendly party to DMK, won73 corporation seats, 151 municipal wards and 368 town panchayat seats.
But the wins by BJP are significant and shows some improvement in its performance when compared to the recent assembly election. But BJP has to go a long way to emerge as a major political party in Tamil Nadu. In South India, Karnataka and Telangana are the only two States where BJP can think of some major victories.