E.V. Velu wins in Tiruvannamalai with an enormous margin
The DMK and its alliance companions gained in 16 out of 21 Assembly Constituencies in the just lately trifurcated districts — Vellore, Ranipet and Tirupathur — and Tiruvannamalai district in the Assembly elections.
Naam Thamizhar Katchi additionally carried out effectively and secured the third place in 20 meeting constituencies in this belt. All eyes had been on the Katpadi Assembly constituency, the place DMK normal secretary Duraimurugan was contesting from. In a detailed combat, Duraimurugan gained by 746 votes.
Former Minister E.V. Velu in Tiruvannamalai district achieved a landslide victory by securing 1,37,876 votes towards BJP candidate S. Thanigaivel who obtained solely 43,203. He gained by a whopping margin of 94,673 votes, the second largest in the State.
Meanwhile, DMK candidates P. (*21*), A.P. Nandakumar and V. Amulu gained in Vellore, Anaicut and Gudiyatham constituencies. In K.V. Kuppam, Puratchi Bharatham candidate M. Jagan Moorthy was set to win.
In Ranipet, the DMK and Congress candidates gained in three out of the 4 constituencies. While DMK’s R. Gandhi secured a cushty win by a margin of 16,498 votes in Ranipet, J.L. Easwarppan of DMK gained in Arcot. In Sholinghur, A.M. Munirathnam of the Congress gained by a margin of 26,698 votes. In Arakkonam, nevertheless, S. Ravi gained towards VCK candidate Gowthama Sannah.
In Tirupathur district, DMK gained three seats and AIADMK one. In Jolarpet, K. Devaraji of the DMK gained the election towards AIADMK candidate and Minister K.C. Veeramani by a margin of 1,091 votes. In Vaniyambadi, AIADMK candidate G. Senthil Kumar gained the polls and in Tirupattur, DMK’s Nallathambi was elected. In Ambur, DMK candidate A.C. Vilvanathan gained.
In Tiruvannamalai district with eight meeting constituencies, the DMK candidates, together with Mr. Velu, gained in six Assembly constituencies. While in Vandavasi, DMK candidate S. Ambethkumar gained, DMK candidate T. Saravanan turned victorious in Kalasapakkam and DMK candidates K. Pichandi and O. Jothi gained in (*16*) and Cheyyar.
AIADMK candidates Sevoor S. Ramachandran and Agri S.S. Krishnamoorthi secured victories in Arni and Polur constituencies.
Meanwhile, candidates of the Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) too carried out effectively in the Assembly elections and have occupied the third place in 20 out of 21 meeting constituencies. “We would have won at least two seats in the State but due to various discrepancies we could not. Despite being cornered from different angles, we have managed to perform this much,” mentioned Dinesh Kumar, Vellore district secretary, NTK.
He mentioned his occasion didn’t consider in the idea of money for votes. “For the past 50 years, the DMK and AIADMK have made it a standard to provide money for votes. So, this is a big setback for us. In the coming days, our aim will be to have at least five party members in each street across the State especially those from the new generation,” he mentioned.