AIADMK candidates are leading in Vikravandi and Nanguneri bypolls. In Vikravandi, AIADMK candidate MR Muthamizhselvan is maintaining clear lead while in Nanguneri, AIADMK candidate Rettiyarpatti V Narayanan is having only a narrow margin lead.
Counting for the Tamil Nadu byelections which were held in Nanguneri and Vikravandi on Monday commenced at 8 am on Thursday. The results of the election will be a catapult for the parties during the Tamil Nadu elections in 2021.
The election saw a major battle between the AIADMK and DMK in Vikravandi, with MR Muthamizhselvan, the AIADMK secretary of Kanai Union in the Villupuram district unit going up against N Pugazhendhi, the party treasurer for DMK’s Villupuram district unit.
In Nanguneri, the election was contested between the ruling AIADMK and DMK’s ally, Congress, with Rettiyarpatti V Narayanan contesting for AIADMK against Congress’ candidate R Manoharan.