Highlights Dhinakaran says EPS-OPS government will fall in 3 months, will fulfill Jayalalithaa’s promises

By: | Updated: December 24, 2017 10:43 PM

RK Nagar Counting, Bypoll Result Highlights: The result of RK Nagar by-election has been announced. TTV Dhinakaran wins bypoll defeating AIADMK's E Madhusudhanan by 40,000 votes.

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Here are the Highlights of RK Nagar By-Election Counting:

6:48 pm: Celebrations on Chennai streets after TTV Dhinakaran wins RK Nagar bypoll.

6:09 pm: Official result of RK Nagar by-election.

6:07 pm: TTV DHinakaran supporters celebrate after his emphatic win.

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6:00 pm: Final results of RK Nagar bypoll:

TTV Dhinakaran: 89,013

E Madhusudhanan: 48,306

Marudhu Ganesh: 24,651

5:42 pm: TTV Dhinakaran wins much debated RK Nagar bypoll after defeating AIADMK’s E Madhusudhanan by a margin of 40,000 votes.

5:35 pm: TTV Dhinakaran after taking an unassailable lead of almost 40,000 votes has said that Tamil Nadu government led by E. Palaniswami will decline after three months. He further said that the RkK Nagar poll is a witness to what TN’s people want.

5:05 pm: AIADMK IT Joint Secretary says that DMK losing votebank was a pre-planned move.

4:55 pm: Votes trend for RK Nagar bypoll:

Dhinakaran(Independent): 86,472

Madhusudhanan(AIADMK): 47,115

Marudhu Ganesh (DMK): 24,075

4:50 pm: Latest trends from RK Nagar bypoll.

TTV Dhinakaran (Independent): 81,317

E Madhusudhanan (AIADMK): 44,522

N Marudhu Ganesh (DMK): 22,962

4:49 pm: TTV Dinakaran theoretically wins RK Nagar bypoll.

4:44 pm: TTV Dinakaran is ahead after the 16th round of counting with 76,701 votes with AIADMK’s Madhusudhanan trailing with 41,526 votes and DMK’s Marudhu Ganesh at third with 21,827 votes. 1,53,210 votes counted in round 16.

4:24 pm: TTV Dinakaran says AIADMK distributed money, not his camp.

4:15 pm: Dinakaran stands at 72413 votes with AIADMK’s Madhusudhanan at 38966 votes and DMK’s Marudhu Ganesh with 20388 votes after 14th round of counting. Results to out shortly.

After the thirteenth round, TTV Dinakaran is ahead with 64,627 votes in the RK Nagar by-election, followed by AIADMK’s Madhusudhanan who has 33,446 votes and DMK’s Marudhu Ganesh, who has 17,111 votes, reports

3:04 pm: Current lead:

TTV Dinakaran (Independent): 54,102
E Madhusudhanan (AIADMK): 27,778
N Marudhu Ganesh (DMK): 14,363

3:00 pm: TTV Dhinakaran continues to lead with 48808 total votes, AIADMK’s E. Madhusudhanan gets 25567 votes, DMK’s N. Marudhu Ganesh gets 13015 votes at the end of counting round 10

1:50 pm: After the eighth round, TTV Dinakaran is leading with 39,548 votes in RK Nagar by-election, followed by AIADMK’s Madhusudhanan who has 19,525 votes and DMK’s Marudhu Ganesh, who has 10,292 votes, CNN News 18 reports

1:30 pm: Current Leads:
TTV Dinakaran (Independent): 30,457
E Madhusudhanan (AIADMK): 15,949
N Marudhu Ganesh (DMK): 8,364

1:10 pm: I am an independent candidate for namesake but all Party (AIADMK) workers are with me. I also have Amma’s wishes: TTV Dhinakaran in Chennai.

1:04 pm: TTV Dhinakaran leads with 29255 total votes, AIADMK’s E. Madhusudhanan gets 15181 votes and DMK’s N. Marudhu Ganesh gets 7986 votes at the end of counting round 6

1:03 pm: Watch Video: Dhinakaran spoke to the media and this is what he said:

12:40 am: I firmly believe that it is time for this government to go, and in the coming 3 months you will see this government go: TTV Dhinakaran in Madurai

12:34 pm: TTV Dhinakaran leads with 4430 votes, AIADMKs E. Madhusudhanan 2639 votes and DMK’s N. Marudhu Ganesh 1341 votes at the end of counting round 4

12:30 pm: Dhinakaran spoke to the media and said, “People in RK Nagar have elected Amma’s successor today”.

12:07 am: Here’s how Subramanian Swamy reacted to the RK Nagar bypoll counting:

11:54 am: Subramanian Swamy tweets, says, ”A national ruling party gets a quarter of NOTA’s vote. Time for accountability.”

11:29 am: TTV Dhinakaran, after he reaches Chennai, will directly go to Amma (Jayalalithaa) memorial in Marina Beach.

11:29 am: TTV Dhinakaran leads with 5447 votes, AIADMKs E. Madhusudhanan 2512 votes and DMK’s N. Marudhu Ganesh 1367 votes at the end of counting round 3

11:07 am: Current Leads:
TTV Dinakaran (Independent): 15,868
E Madhusudhanan (AIADMK): 7,033
N Maruthu Ganesh (DMK): 3,750
Others: 2,229

11:00 am: Watch Video of AIADMK agents creating a ruckus inside the counting center and throwing a chair:

10:50 am: “The EPS-OPS government will fall in three months,” says TTV Dinakaran, while addressing the media at Madurai airport.

10:49 am: TTV Dhinakaran leads with 5082 votes, AIADMKs E. Madhusudhanan gets 1783 votes and DMK’s N. Marudhu Ganesh gets 1142 votes in round 2 of counting

10:37 am: Also Read| RK Nagar Election Result: Live News Updates of RK Nagar Bypoll counting, outcome, final winner

10:36 am: According to reports, the AIADMK agents inside the hall started an argument with Dinakaran’s supporters following the news of his early lead.

10:32 am: Subramanian Swamy tweets on the RK Naar bypoll

10:25 am: AIADMK agents and cadres are demanding that journalists be evicted from the center as they are spreading information about the leads. The police and para-military have restored peace and the compilation of second round of votes has resumed, CNN reports

10:20 am: The entire counting process is being videographed and arrangements have been made to announce the results after
conclusion of counting of each round.

10:19 am: Success for an aggressive DMK is critical as it would lend credence to its campaign line that the people were fed up with the incumbent “horse-trading” regime and wanted to bring it to the seat of power for dispensing good governance.

10:17 am: Current Leads
TTV Dinakaran (Independent):10,421
E Madhusudhanan (AIADMK): 4,521
N Maruthu Ganesh (DMK): 2,383
K Nagarajan (BJP): 66

10:13 am: For the ruling regime helmed by Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam, it will be seen as an acid test of whether voters prefer them after the demise of their formidable leader late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

10:11 am: EC official attacked inside Queen Mary’s counting centre

10:08 am: According to CNN reports, Chennai Police has restored peace. “Compilation of second round is going on, ” D Karthikeyan, Chief Electoral Officer, said

9:59 am: The outcome of the result is crucial for all key contenders – the ruling AIADMK, rival leader T T V Dhinakaran, and the main opposition DMK.

9:59 am: Counting halted for about 15 minutes after clash between AIADMK and Dhinakaran supporters, later resumed. Chennai district Electoral Officer says “Police restored peace, nothing alarming. Compilation of second round going on”

9:48 am: TTV Dhinakaran supporters celebrate outside a counting center as early official EC trends indicate his lead in bypolls.

9:45 am: Watch Video: AIADMK supporters attack EC officials. Paramilitary forces brought in.

9:32 am: TTV Dinakaran (Independent): 7,276
E Madhusudhanan (AIADMK): 2,737
N Maruthu Ganesh (DMK): 1,181
K Nagarajan (BJP): 66

9:29 am: Early trends indicate DMK’s N. Marudhu Ganesh gets 1181 votes

9:25 am: Watch Video: TTV camp begins celebration:

9:23 am: “It might seem like someone is initially leading in a race but in the end, we will win,” says AIADMK candidate Madhusudhanan.

9:21 am: Counting has been halted as a war of words has broken out between the agents of TTV Dinakaran and AIADMK, CNN reports.

9:12 am: While there are 18 micro observers drawn from Central government services, each of the 14 counting tables in the RK Nagar by-poll will be monitored by one of them, according to election authorities, CNN reports.

9:08 am: The counting began by 8 am at Queen Mary’s College here and the process is expected to be completed in 19 rounds.

9:05 am: First round of counting ends: TTV leads with 5399 votes

8:55 am: TTV Dhinakaran takes lead by 1891 votes:

TTV Dinakaran (Independent): 1891
E Madhusudhanan (AIADMK): 646
N Maruthu Ganesh (DMK): 360

8:52 am:Watch video: Clip of Jayalalithaa in Hospital Released Day Before RK Nagar Poll

8:48 am: RK Nagar has an electorate of 2,28,234, comprising 1,10,903 men, 1,17,232 women and 99 transgenders.

8:46 am: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi K Palanisamy, Deputy CM O Panneerselvam pay tributes to late AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran at his Marina Beach memorial

8:45 am: The ruling AIADMK today hit out at the VK Sasikala family over the release of a purported hospital video of late J Jayalalithaa, saying it was a “conspiracy” and a “demeaning” act with an eye on RK Nagar bypoll. The party said this amounted to bringing “disrepute” to the late Tamil Nadu chief minister’s fame and image.

8:34 am: Madhavaram S Sudarsanam, DMK’s District Secratary for North Chennai alleges that he saw certain “trouble-making and anti-social elements” entering the counting grounds in the morning and that the police were not stopping them, CNN News 18 reports.

8:34 am: Meanwhile, AIADMK minister are currently at the MG Ramachandran memorial at Marina Beach in Chennai on his 30th death anniversary.

8:29 am: While TTV Dhinakaran is leading, AIADMK candidate E Madhusudhanan is trailing by over 350 votes. Dhinakaran takes early lead.

8:28 am: Counting begins for the RK Nagar by-election seat in Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, AIADMK minister Jayakumar has claimed that the party will retain the seat, CNN News 18 reports.

8:25 am: TTV Dinakaran is leading with 598 votes in #RKNagarPolls. He is followed by AIADMK’s Madhusudhanan who has 243 votes, while DMK’s Maruduganesh gets 120 votes, accordding to CNN report

8:15 am: Counting of votes underway; Visuals from a counting center in Chennai

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8:06 am: Counting of votes begins; #Visuals from outside a counting center in Chennai

8:00 am: Counting of votes begins in Chennai

7:44 am: Apart from BJP other parties that contested used corrupt practices and distributed money in a big way: Karu Nagarajan, BJP candidate from #RKNagar outside a vote counting center in Chennai

7:40 am: Watch video: Exit poll predict win to Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran

7:30 am: Counting of votes will begin at 8 am. Visuals from outside a counting center in Chennai

7:25 am: “Exit poll in RK Nagar puts TTV Dinakaran ahead with 37 % votes and winner,” says BJP MP, Subramanian Swamy.”

RK Nagar Election Exit Poll by NewsX has predicted TTV Dhinakaran as the clear winner. This is how much votes all parties will get:

TTV Dhinakaran – 37%
AIADMK -26%
DMK -18%
BJP – 2%
Others – 17%

7:20 am: Counting of votes to begin at 8 AM

7:10 am: MK Stalin had earlier stated that Rs 20 crore have been caught by the DMK party cadres and public, “but the police misreported as if few lakhs of rupees have been seized”.

7:00 am: The RK Nagar bypoll, necessitated after the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, was earlier scheduled on April 12, but was cancelled following allegations that sums of money were distributed in a vote-for-cash scam.

6:50 am: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Working President M.K. Stalin wrote to the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday, alleging that the ruling AIADMK had been bribing voters in RK Nagar ahead of the assembly bypoll.

6:40 am: Ahead of the much-hyped RK Nagar bypolls, the Election Commission of India (ECI) directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu to transfer IPS Sudhakar, Joint Commissioner North, to a non-election post.

6:30 am: R K Nagar, represented twice by Jayalalithaa, has an electorate of 2,28,234, comprising 1,10,903 men, 1,17,232 women and 99 transgenders.

6:20 am: The bypoll in RK Nagar took place on December 21. Around 77.6 percent voters exercised their franchise in this constituency of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

RK Nagar Counting, Bypoll Result LIVE UPDATES: The result of RK Nagar by-election will be announced today, three days after 77.68 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the battle for this prestigious assembly seat in Tamil Nadu. The counting is going on right now. The constituency was represented by late J. Jayalalithaa who passed away in December last year. The by-election became a prestige battle between the two factions of AIADMK. TTV Dhinakaran, M Ganesh of DMK and E Madhusudhanan of AIADMK are main candidated in the fray for the bypoll. The bypoll campaign was marred with reports of distribution of cash for votes by different groups.

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