Chennai, Aug 10 : The newly elected Vellore Lok Sabha MP D M Kathir Anand on Sunday met DMK President M K Stalin at party headquarters 'Anna Arivalayam' here.
He was accompanied by his father and DMK Treasurer Duraimurugan. Kathir Anand showed the election certificate to Mr Stalin and sought his blessings. Later, Stalin, Kathir Anand and others went to late party Chief and former Chief Ministe M Karunanidhi's memorial at Marina, placed the winning certificate and paid tributes.
In the August five polls counting of which was taken up yesterday Kathir Anand defeated A C Shanmugam, NJP President ruling AIADMK-led Front's candidate, by a slender margin of 8,141 votes. Kathir Anand polled 4,85,340 votes, while Shanmugam got 4,77,199 votes.
With this victory, the DMK-led Front, which also has Congress, MDMK, IUML, CPI, CPI(M), VCK and IJK won 38 of thE 39 Lok Sabha seats in the State. The election to Vellore constituency was earlier scheduled on April 18, but was countermanded due to seizure of large sums of money.(UNI)