Vellore, Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Poll 2019 Counting Live Updates: DMK’s Kathir Anand cemented the party’s victory in Vellore today, after winning the election in the constituency by a margin of 8141 votes. Counting for the election had commenced at 8 am at Ranipet Engineering College in Vellore amid tight security. With the counting having come to an end, DMK clinched their win with a total of 485,340 votes, while AIADMK came a close second with 477,199 votes.
With this win, the number of MPs in the DMK-Congress alliance has risen to 38. The counting process in Vellore was a close competition, much like the election in the constituency itself, with the trends continuously juggling in favour of both the parties. LIVE updates in Tamil
Both the AIADMK and DMK had campaigned heavily for the election in the constituency. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam were seen campaigning for Shanmugam, while DMK chief M K Stalin and youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin had campaigned for Kathir Anand. Vellore is known for its sizeable minority population, which includes 21 per cent Muslims and 9 per cent Christians, besides 20 per cent Dalit votes.