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Tamil Nadu: Vellore trifurcated, Ranipet and Tirupattur to be new districts

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami said the decision to carve two districts, Ranipet and Tirupattur, out of Vellore, was taken in consensus from ministers, MLAs and the general public.

Vellore Lok Sabha results 2019: Dravidian parties fought a seesaw battle

DMK treasurer Durai Murugan’s son Kathir Anand emerged as the winner by a slender margin of 8,141 votes over AC Shanmugam, the founder of the New Justice Party who contested in AIADMK’s two-leaves symbol.


Vellore Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: DMK's Kathir Anand wins by a slim margin of 8,141 votes; AIADMK has a dramatic revival

Vellore Lok Sabha election result LIVE updates: Counting has begun at the centre. Follow us as we bring you live updates on the election in the constituency, candidates, voter turnout and counting of votes.

Vellore Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Ruling AIADMK maintains clear lead over DMK 

The Vellore seat is the last Lok Sabha constituency to hold elections. Polls were deferred by the Election Commission after it allegedly seized cash during the campaigns which it claimed was being used to influence voters. The constituency went to polls on August 5.

Tamil Nadu News: Vellore Lok Sabha Poll 2019 Highlights: Poll registers 62.94% voter turnout

Catch the latest news on Vellore Lok Sabha Poll 2019 as we bring you live updates the election in the constituency, candidates and voter turnout.

Kamal Haasan, Dhinakaran opt out of Vellore Lok Sabha election

With both MNM and AMMK out of the race, the election will be a direct contest between DMK’s Kathir Anand and AIADMK-NDA alliance candidate A C Shanmugam.


Election to Vellore Lok Sabha seat on Aug 5

Polling for the Lok Sabha seat was scheduled for April 18, along with the other constituencies of Tamil Nadu, but was cancelled on April 16 following the recovery of a huge amount of cash allegedly from an associate of a DMK leader.

Constituency no 543: Vellore — Only constituency in country that didn’t vote

Vellore was the only constituency in the country that didn’t vote, after a cash seizure led to polls being cancelled. As rest of the country weighs its votes, Vellore is cynical, indifferent. “It would have made sense if they said we would never have an election”.

Vellore poll cancelled, voters say what’s new about use of money

The cancellation of the  Lok Sabha poll drew an angry response from the DMK. Duraimurugan told The Indian Express: “It is murder of democracy, nothing else.”

Elections in Vellore cancelled, polling in East Tripura deferred to April 23

With this, Vellore has become the first Lok Sabha seat in the history of independent India to have had its elections countermanded over abuse of money power.

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Last rites of Siachen bravehearts underway in native towns

Mysore(Karnataka)/ Vellore(Tamil Nadu), Feb 16 (ANI): The last rites of Sepoy Mahesha PN, who was buried under the February 3 Siachen avalanche, will be held today at his native town Mysore in Karnataka. A sharp-shooter, Mahesha of the 19th Battalion of Madras Regiment served for 11 years in the Indian army. Last rites of another braveheart from the same battalion, Havildar Elumalai M, a Non commissioned Officer (NCO) of the same battalion are to be held today at Vellore in Tamil Nadu. The bodies of nine fallen soldiers of Madras regiment, who were buried alive under the glacier, were earlier flown to the national capital on Monday.