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NOTA gets more votes than BJP candidate Karu Nagarajan in R K Nagar bypoll

As many as 2,373 voters pressed NOTA, leaving Nagarajan with a meagre 1,417 votes

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Supporters of sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran celebrate after he established a decisive lead during the counting of votes for RK Nagar bypoll, outside the counting centre in Chennai (Photo: PTI)

This is one record the candidate who contested the RK Nagar bypoll will not be proud of, as NOTA got more votes than he did.

While the main battle was confined to the giants--TTV Dhinakaran and veteran E Madhusudhanan, in an interesting aside, NOTA pipped the saffron party's Karu Nagarajan.

As many as 2,373 voters from the constituency did not want to vote for anyone and pressed the EVM button for None of the Above (NOTA), leaving Nagarajan with a meagre 1,417 votes.

This was his second electoral failure in as many years.

Nagarajan, a regular face in Tamil TV channels who puts forth his party's views on various issues, had unsuccessfully contested the 2016 Assembly polls from Mylapore constituency in this city.

had then won the seat.

First Published: Sun, December 24 2017. 18:35 IST