In a massive announcement made by the election commission amidst the bypoll election 2016 vote counting, senior Congress leader and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy has recently marked a victory on the Nellithope Assembly seat defeating AIADMK’s Om Sakthi Segar, by a margin of 11,144 votes.
Narayanasamy was competing against AIADMK’s Om Shakti Segar and DMK’s Anjugam Bhoopathy. 85 per cent polling was recorded in the Nellithope Assembly constituency. The congress chief minister for the UT, who has also been a MoS of Parliament Affairs during the UPA regime, does not have a seat in the constituency.
The counting of votes by the election commission still continues for the bypoll election 2016 in four Lok Sabha and nine Assembly seats and the results for the remaining constituency seats are likely to come out soon. Comprising of six states and a UT where the elections held on Saturday, the bypoll will be interesting to see as these are the first elections post the centre government’s announcement of demonetisation.
The note ban did not dissuaded the voters of Chennai and people came out in large numbers to preform their constitutional rights here. As per the election commission, polling in these areas came to an end at around 5 p.m in all four constituencies. The Thirupparankundram constituency saw around 85 per cent polling followed by Aravakkurichi that witnessed a turnout of around 81 per cent voters for the bypolls. Even the Thanjavur seat recorded a turnaround of 69 percent polling.
AIADMK’s V. Senthil Balaji is directly competing against the DMK’s K. C. Palanisamy in Aravakkurichi, while at Thirupparankundram, the AIADMK’s A. K. Bose has locked horns with DMK’s P. Saravanan.