DMK candidate wins Vellore Lok Sabha seat

Tuesday 13th August 2019 16:46 EDT

DMK’s Kathir Anand won the Vellore Lok Sabha seat, defeating AIADMK’s A C Shanmugam with a margin of 8,141 votes. Vellore was the only constituency in the entire country that did not vote in the April-May Lok Sabha elections, as polls were cancelled after the seizure of illegal currency from the house of DMK stalwart Duraimurugan. The polling for the seat was held on August 5 which saw nearly 14,32,000 voters spread across six Assembly segments casting their votes. Nearly 71.51 per cent votes were polled through the EVM and VVPAT system. During the counting, AIADMK was ahead initially. But, after the 10th round, DMK marched ahead and finally won the seat.

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