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CHENNAI: As many as 1.76 lakh voters in Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency (RK Nagar) picked their preference of candidate at some point soon of the bypoll held on Thursday, main to a 77.sixty eight% voter turnout.

This was as soon as greater than the voter turnout recorded at some point soon of the bypoll held in 2015, when used Tamil Nadu chief minister J
Jayalalithaa contested and gained, following her acquittal in a disproportionate property case. Jayalalithaa’s victory seen 74.59% of RK Nagar residents turn as much as vote.

Whereas eighty four,195 male voters solid their votes, there had been Ninety two,862 girls folks who had their index fingers inked. “The percentage of females who voted was as soon as Seventy 9.21 whereas for males it was as soon as Seventy five.Ninety two,” acknowledged district election officer D Karthikeyan.

The officer added that the actual percentage may seemingly also finest be ascertained on Sunday, when the votes will be counted on the centre space up in Queen Mary’s College. “There may seemingly also finest be minor adjustments to the percentage when the final numbers are in,” he acknowledged.

The basic candidates in the constituency are AIADMK’s E Madhusudhanan, DMK’s N Maruthu Ganesh and sidelined
AIADMK leader TTV
Dhinakaran, who is contesting as an self sustaining candidate. The
byelection was as soon as necessitated by the dying of used Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

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