Tamil Diplomat

Jayalalitha wins by election

Former actress and Leader of All India Anna Dravidiya Munnetra Kalakam Leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 67 year old Jayalalitha has secured a victory at the by election for RK Nagar constituency. She got a majority of 1 50,000 votes.

Jayalalitha polled 160,432 votes while her nearest rival, Communist Party of India’s (CPM) C. Mahendran, got just 9,710 votes — a victory margin of a whopping 150,722 votes.

The total electorate in the constituency was around 245,000, and the chief minister bagged 65 per cent of all votes polled.