AIADMK wins all three assembly seats in Tamil Nadu
CHENNAI: AIADMK candidates M Rengasamy, V Senthil Balaji and A K Bose won elections in Thanjavur, Aravakurichi and Thiruparankundram assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu.
Polling was held on November 19, and votes were counted on Tuesday.
In Thanjavur, Rengasamy defeated Anjugam Bhoopathi of DMK by a margin of 26,874 votes. Rengasamy polled 101362 votes while Bhoopathi got 74488 votes.As many as 2,295 people opted for Nota (none of the above). There were a total of 14 candidates in Thanjavur.
In Aravakurichi, former minister Senthil Balaji beat K C Palanisamy of DMK by a margin of 23,673 votes. Balaji secured 88,068 votes while Palanisamy of DMK got 64,395 votes. As many as 1,538 people opted for Nota. There were a total of 39 candidates in Aravakurichi.
In Thiruparankundram, A K Bose defeated P Saravanan of DMK by a margin of 42,670 votes. Bose polled 113,032 votes while Saravanan got 70,362 votes and 2,214 people opted for Nota. There were 28 candidates in the fray.
With the win in the three constituencies, AIADMK's strength has gone up to 136 in the 234-member assembly.
The elections in Thanjavur and Aravakurichi were held after the Election Commission of India rescinded the polls in May in the wake of large scale bribing of voters by political parties. The bypoll in Thiruparankundram constituency was necessitated as S M Seenivel of AIADMK died before taking oath as a member of the assembly after the May 16 election.