Jayalalithaa wins by huge margin, gets ready for assembly polls

TN chief minister corners votes in the record voting at RK Nagar constituency in Chennai

GN Staff | June 30, 2015


#chennai   #jayalalithaa   #tamil nadu   #tn   #elections   #rk nagar   #cpi   #mahendran  

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has won the RK Nagar by-election with a huge margin of 1.51 lakh votes. Her vote tally was 1.6 lakh votes. She defeated CPI candidate C Mahendran.

This thumping victory is going to be the first step towards mid-term elections in the state. The indications were clear in Jayalalithaa’s statement. She thanked voters and party workers and termed her victory as precursor to assembly polls.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu governor K Rosaiah has congratulated Jayalalithaa on her victory.

A record 74.4 per cent turnout of voters marked the by-election. The election commission had ordered re-poll in one of the booths in the constituency after a poll panel observer reported that the presiding officer allowed some voters “not duly enrolled in the electoral roll”. Turnout in the re-poll was 85.54 per cent.

Jayalalithaa had secured all the 16 postal votes and 17 rounds of counting had been carried out. Amma’s win has sent the AIADMK cadres and supporters into a celebratory mode. Some workers were seen distributing sweets and dancing near her Poes garden residence in Chennai.

The by-election was necessitated by AIADMK’s P Vetrivel vacating the seat in May to enable Jayalalithaa to seek re-election post her acquittal by the Karnataka high court in a graft case.

Comments

 

Other News

Union Budget: New tax regime made more attractive

Several attractive benefits to provide tax relief to salaried individuals and pensioners opting for the new tax regime were announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2024-25 in Parliament on Tuesday. She proposed to increase the standard deduction for

All you want to know about Union Budget, in one place

SUMMARY OF THE UNION BUDGET 2024-2025 Key points INDIA’S INFLATION CONTINUES TO BE LOW, STABLE AND MOVING TOWARDS THE 4 PER CENT TARGET PM’S PACKAGE OF 5 SCHEMES AND INITIATIVES WITH AN OUTLAY OF  ₹ 2 L

Union Budget: A quick summary

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2024-25 in Parliament on Tuesday. The highlights of the budget are as follows: Part-A Budget Estimates 2024-25:         T

India’s real GDP projected to grow 6.5–7% in 2024-25

India’s real GDP is projected to grow 6.5–7 per cent in 2024-25. The Indian economy recovered swiftly from the pandemic, with its real GDP in FY24 being 20 per cent higher than the pre-COVID, FY20 levels. This was stated in the Economic Survey 2023-24 presented in Parliament Monday by finance m

`Women welfare & empowerment budget tripled in 10 years`

As the Indian concept of welfare transforms into empowerment, India is transitioning from women’s development to women-led development, highlights the Economic Survey 2023-2024. Tabled in the Parliament on Monday by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the Economic Survey 2023-2024 fo

Mofussils: Musings from the Margins

Provincials: Postcards from the Peripheries By Sumana Roy Aleph Book Company, 320 pages, Rs 899 Sumana Roy’s latest work, like its p

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter