Vellore Lok Sabha election updates | DMK’s Kathir Anand wins by over 8,000 votes

D.M. Kathir Anand, the nominee of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) won the election to the Vellore parliamentary constituency by a margin of 8141 votes.

In a reversal of fortunes, the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) candidate A.C. Shanmugam, who was leading in the Vellore Lok Sabha seat since morning, was pushed to the second place by the candidate of arch rival DMK later in the afternoon.

Counting of votes for the Vellore Lok Sabha seat of Tamil Nadu began on Friday.

Of the 28 candidates who contested the polls held on August 5, the main contest is between A.C. Shanmugam of the AIADMK and D.M. Kathir Anand of the DMK.

The election to the Vellore Lok Sabha constituency, which was countermanded due to excess use of money power, was held on August 5. Polling for the Lok Sabha seat was originally scheduled for April 18, along with the other constituencies of Tamil Nadu, but was cancelled on April 16 following the recovery of a huge amount of cash allegedly from an associate of a DMK leader.

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