DMK's Kathir anand defeated AIADMK's A C Shanmugham by a slender margin of less than 8000 votes in the Vellore Parliamentary constituency. Tight security arrangements were made at the counting centre in Vellore with the deployment of central forces.An estimated 72 per cent of the total 18.85 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the polls, which was earlier scheduled for April 18 but, rescinded due to seizure of large sums of money.
Kathir Anand is the son of DMK Treasurer Duraimurugan. Initially AIADMK was leading. However after six rounds, things changed and Kathir anand started to get lead. AT the end of counting, Kathir Anand has emerged on top. Official declartion of the result is awaited.