New Delhi: The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu registered a thumping win after its candidates won in both in the Vikravandi and Nanguneri Assembly seats with huge majority.
In Vikravandi, AIADMK’s Muthamizhselvan defeated DMK’s N Pugazhendhi by a margin of 44,924 votes. The bypoll in Vikravandi seat was necessitated following the death of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) legislator K Rathamani in June.
Similarly in Nanguneri, AIADMK’s Narayanan won against Congress candidate R Manoharan by a margin of 33,445 votes. The bypoll in Nanguneri seat was necessitated after Congress legislator H Vasantha Kumar resigned as he got elected to the Lok Sabha.
AIADMK top leader and Chief Minister K Palaniswami decalared the results as a ‘victory for truth’.
“The AIADMK will win the local body polls too. People have understood the lies spread by the DMK,” Chief Minister Edapadi K Palaniswami said, buoyed by his party’s performance in the bypolls.
This is the DMK’s first election since the elevation of party chief MK Stalin’s son, Udhayanidhi Stalin, as Youth Wing Secretary; the post had been previously held by Mr Stalin for 35 years.