Tamil Nadu by-elections 2019: Early trends indicate advantage for ruling AIADMK in two Assembly seats in state

As counting of votes to two Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu is on, early trends indicate an advantage to the ruling AIADMK which worked hard to secure victories against an aggressive DMK opposition.

Press Trust of India October 24, 2019 11:51:03 IST
Tamil Nadu by-elections 2019: Early trends indicate advantage for ruling AIADMK in two Assembly seats in state
  • As counting of votes polled in 21 October by-elections to two Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu is on, early trends indicate an advantage to the ruling AIADMK which worked hard to secure victories against an aggressive main opposition DMK.

  • In Vikravandi constituency (Villupuram district) where the ruling party in the state and the main opposition are locked in a straight fight, AIADMK's MR Muthamilselvan was ahead of DMK's N Pugazhendhi by a margin of 7,991 votes at 10.10 am.

  • Bypolls were held on 21 October peacefully without any untoward incidents and Vikravandi topped with 84.36 per cent voting followed by Nanguneri which clocked 66.10 percent.

Chennai: As counting of votes polled in 21 October by-elections to two Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu is on, early trends indicate an advantage to the ruling AIADMK which worked hard to secure victories against an aggressive main opposition DMK.

Tamil Nadu byelections 2019 Early trends indicate advantage for ruling AIADMK in two Assembly seats in state

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In Vikravandi constituency (Villupuram district) where the ruling party in the state and the main opposition are locked in a straight fight, AIADMK's MR Muthamilselvan was ahead of DMK's N Pugazhendhi by a margin of 7,991 votes at 10.10 am.

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In Nanguneri segment falling under Tirunelveli district, the AIADMK's Reddiyarpatti V Narayanan is ahead of DMK backed Congress nominee 'Ruby' R Manoharan by a margin of about 1,800 plus votes.

Bypolls were held on 21 October peacefully without any untoward incidents and Vikravandi topped with 84.36 per cent voting followed by Nanguneri which clocked 66.10 percent.

Counting of votes began by 8 am and it is on amid tight security. Counting of postal ballots were taken up initially.

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