Chennai, Aug 9 : DMK’s Kathir Anand took over the lead of over 16,000 votes after finished counting of around four 6.5 lakh votes.
While DMK’s Kathir Anand polled 3,15,448 votes, his AIADMK rival A.C. Shanmugham got 2,99,368 votes as per the early trends. The third party in the fray, Naam Tamizhar Katchi's Deepalakshmi has secured 16,454 votes.
Total votes counted: 6,53,692
Kathir Anand (DMK): 3,15,448
A.C. Shanmugam (AIADMK): 2,99,368
S. Deepalakshmi (NTK): 16,454