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AIADMK wins Sattankulam seat

March 01, 2003 11:59 IST

The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Saturday won the by-election to the Sattankulam assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, officials said.

AIADMK's L Neelamegavarnam polled 57,385 votes while his Congress rival R Mahendran secured 41,930 votes.

The Tamil Maanila Congress, which merged with the Congress last year, had held the seat.

The election, held on February 26, was prompted by the death of sitting member Mani Nadar.

While the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam had boycotted the poll, other opposition parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party, preferred not to contest, leaving the AIADMK and Congress in a virtual straight battle.

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Sub: AIDMK winds Satankullam

Dear Editor, This was a foregone conclusion -- a result that I predicted, few weeks back, to my friends at work. Many said that there ...

Posted by Arun Sitaraman

Sub: Comments

From the Sattankulam results, it is understood that the conversion bill did not have any effect over the decisions of the people about the ruling ...

Posted by S.Anbazhagan


Dear sir, Anyone who has conscience ans decency would appreciate the courage and conviction of Madam JJ.She fought the election single handedly against many vested ...

Posted by S.KANNAN

Sub: Virtually there is no opposution is TN.

This is an expected victory to AIADMK. The repeated victories of ruling party only shows that there is no opposition is Tamilnadu. The people have ...

Posted by Suresh

Sub: reg: sattankulam result

The result is not a new one. Because the ruling Party AIADMK does not face the poll as per rules. But the difference in votes ...

Posted by shivakumaran


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