Continuing its initial pace, AIADMK's Karthik Thondaiman has bagged 101988 votes, while the DMDK's candidate Zahir Hussain got only 30,500 votes. Jayalalithaa's party maintained a difference of 71,448 votes to win the Pudukottai constituency.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her party AIADMK has proved that people in the state have full faith on them as the party once again has managed to grab the majority votes in Pudukottai by-poll election.
The vote counting has been started at around 8 am on Friday, Jun 15. Till 10:45 am, AIADMK was leading with 13,739 votes while DMDK managed to bag 4,594 votes.
Despite its leading position in the election, Jayalalithaa's party could not stop the critiques. AIADMK has been accused of distributing money among the people to gain votes.
Hurling some stern allegations, some of the leading political parties of the state - DMK, PMK, MDMK have pulled out their candidates' names and refused to contest in the recently held Pudukottai by-poll.
The election was held on Jun 12 with around 65 percent of the over 190,000 voters turning up to cast their ballots. The by-election was necessitated following the death of Communist Party of India (CPI) legislator SP Muthukumaran in a road accident on Apr 1, 2012.