Jaya Amma Unsurprisingly Wins RK Nagar Bypoll by 1.5 Lakh Margin, Asserts Supremacy

[Chennai] Amma Jaya wins by 1.5 Lakh Margin, asserts supremacy
AIADMK Supremo and TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today recorded an impressive victory in the R K Nagar by-election with a margin of 1,50,722 votes, trouncing her nearest CPI rival C Mahendran who forfeited his deposit like other contestants.
Expressing joy and thanking the electorate for giving her a huge victory, Jayalalithaa said, “It is a historic win, I assure that I will tirelessly work to fulfil the voters’ expectations, and needs.”
Out of the total votes polled in the city constituency, a massive 88.43 % of the electorate had voted “for me which is historic,” she said.
The AIADMK chief had an unassailable lead of several thousand votes right from the start when counting began at 8 AM.
At the end of the 17th round,
she secured 1,60,432 votes and
Mahendran 9,710 votes out of the total 1,81,420 votes.
Of these, 2376 were ‘None of the Above’ (NOTA) votes
Maverick social activist ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy managed to get 4,590 votes.
The by-election was necessitated following AIADMK’s P Vetrivel vacating the seat in May, apparently to enable Jayalalithaa seek re-election.