Of the 59 candidates in the fray, the fight was essentially triangular with the key contenders being ruling AIADMK's E Madhusudhanan, main opposition DMK candidate N Maruthu Ganesh and TTV Dinakaran who contested as an Independent. RK Nagar Election Exit Poll by NewsX has predicted TTV Dhinakaran as the clear winner. Counting of votes was scheduled to begin at 8 am. after First round of counting , TTV leads with 5399 votes. "It might seem like someone is initially leading in a race but in the end, we will win," says AIADMK candidate Madhusudhanan.