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DMK wins Vellore LS seat by over 8,000 votes; AIADMK pushed to second spot

AIADMK's A C Shanmugam (chief of Puthiya Neethi Katchi, an ally of the ruling party) and DMK's D M Kathir Anand were the key contenders of the total 28 candidates in the fray

Press Trust of India  |  Vellore (TN) 

Lok Sabha Elections 2019
File photo of DMK supporters during an election campaign. Photo: PTI

The ruling which was leading in Vellore Lok Sabha seat since Friday morning was pushed to the second place by arch rival and the opposition party clutched the seat by a margin of 8141 votes. 

While the managed to secure a lead of 4,625 votes after the 10th round, it surged ahead subsequently and increased the margin to 7,895 votes.

The was ahead by 3,162 votes at 11.40 a.m.

AIADMK's A C Shanmugam (chief of Puthiya Neethi Katchi, an ally of the ruling party) and DMK's D M Kathir Anand were the key contenders of the total 28 candidates in the fray.

Right from start of the counting process this morning, the was ahead of the with the margin crossing 15,000 votes in successive rounds before it dwindled to 6,362 votes by the 10th round.

The poll to the Vellore Lok Sabha seat, originally scheduled to be held in April along with the other constituencies in Tamil Nadu, was cancelled following tax raids here and cash seizures.

Fresh polling was held on August 5.

First Published: Fri, August 09 2019. 12:20 IST
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