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17th Lok Sabha: Numbers as they stand after Vellore election results

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09th August, 2019 19:26 IST

Vellore: The results for Vellore Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu were finally announced on Friday and MK Stalin-led Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) aced the parliamentary seat by a comfortable margin of votes. DM Kathir Anand was elected Member of Parliament (MP) after winning 4.85 lakh votes.

The elections for the Vellore seat were held on Monday and the counting of votes was scheduled on Friday. When the counting of votes started, AIADMK gained a marginal lead over the DMK but that did not last long as DMK's DM Kathir overtook AIADMK's AC Shanmugam by afternoon and defeated him by nearly 8,000 votes.

Mr Shanmugam is the chief of the Puthiya Neethi Katchi, an ally of the AIADMK.

Back in April, general elections in the Vellore constituency were cancelled after huge sums of money allegedly to bribe the voters was recovered from the constituency. Reportedly, Rs 10 crore were recovered in a raid from a DMK's leader leading to the cancellation of elections there. Ultimately, the Lok Sabha elections were held in 542 out of 543 Lok Sabha seats.

With the latest victory, the DMK now has 24 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. Here's how the seat count of major parties stands in the 17th Lok Sabha:

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged the largest single party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with a phenomenal 303 seats to its name. The Congress repeated somewhat of its 2014 performance and managed to win just 52 seats. The abysmal run in the general elections saw the immediate resignation of Rahul Gandhi as the president of the party.

Despite the death of its supremo M Karunanidhi, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) swept Tamil Nadu by winning 23 out of 39 seats in the state. Elsewhere in West Bengal, All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) managed to thwart a marauding BJP in the state by winning 22 seats.


YS Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) reigned supremed in Karnataka with 22 seats while Shiv Sena was the sixth-highest performed in the Lok Sabha elections with 18 seats.

Janata Dal (United) was once again the single largest party in Bihar with 16 seats while Biju Janata Dal (BJD) repeated its phenomenal performance by winning 12 seats.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won 10 seats, Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) secured 9 seats and Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJSP) managed six seats.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) won five seats each while four Independents were elected MPs across the country. Rest of the 35 seats were won by other regional parties.

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