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Tamil Nadu bypoll result: Jayalalithaa wins RK Nagar seat by over 1.5 lakh votes

Chennai(PTI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa won the R.K. Nagar by-polls by over 1.5 lakh votes on Tuesday.

Jayalalithaa secured 1,60,921 votes and CPI’s C Mahendran managed to get only 9,669 votes.

Meanwhile, all the other candidates contesting the by-polls lost their deposit.

Main opposition parties– DMK, DMDK, Congress, BJP and PMK — have boycotted the bypoll.

During her campaign on June 22 at RK Nagar, Jayalalithaa had not only sought a massive victory for her party, but insisted that it should be a ‘precursor’ to the next Assembly polls.

The by-election was necessitated following AIADMK’s P Vetrivel vacating the seat in May, apparently to enable Jayalalithaa seek re-election.

Jayalalithaa returned to the top post on May 23 after being acquitted in the disproportionate assets case by the Karnataka High Court.

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