RK Nagar bypoll: 51.16 percent voting recorded till 3 pm

ANI | Updated: Dec 21, 2017 17:00 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec 21 (ANI): The voting percentage in RK Nagar bypoll">RK Nagar bypoll has been recorded at 51.16 percent till 3 pm on Thursday afternoon.

Voting in the RK Nagar Assembly constituency, which was left vacant after the death of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa, had begun earlier in the day.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi had earlier expressed confidence over her party winning the bypoll.

Kanimozhi was quoted saying, "DMK is going to win this time no doubt on that."

Earlier in the day, the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court acquitted all the accused, including former telecom minister A Raja and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi, involved in the scam.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami and deputy Chief Minister O Pannerselvam, DMK working president M K Stalin and sidelined DMK">AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran had left no stone unturned to ensure victory for their respective candidates.

The by-poll were earlier scheduled for April 12, but was cancelled following allegations that sums of money were distributed in a vote-for-cash scam.

Counting of votes will be held on December 24. (ANI)