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Tamil Nadu : Twenty-four percent voting till 11 am in RK Nagar bypoll

Tamil Nadu : Twenty-four percent voting till 11 am in RK Nagar bypoll

India BloomsNews Service | @indiablooms | 21 Dec 2017, 07:06 pm

Chennai, Dec 21 (IBNS) : About 24 percent voting was recorded till 11 am as the RK Nagar bypoll is underway in Chennai, reports said.

The seat fell  vacant following the death of former  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in December, 2016.

The main contestants include AIADMK candidate E Madhusudhanan and rebel party leader TTV Dinakaran- both taking Jayalalithaa's name. While  Chief Minister E Palaniswamy and deputy CM O Panneerselvam are banking on  Madhusudanan, Dinakaran, contesting as an independent, is  also confident of his victory.

DMK's N Marudhu Ganesh and Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) K Nagarajan are other notable contestants.

The result of the high-stakes bypoll will be known on December 24.

The bypoll was first scheduled to be held in April this year, but was cancelled due to complaints of large-scale voter bribery

The Election Commission in early part of the year had postponed the poll. .

The EC took the call to scrap the scheduled poll two days after the I-T Department raided the house of Tamil Nadu Health Minister Vijayabaskar.

Tamil Nadu : Twenty-four percent voting till 11 am in RK Nagar bypoll

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