By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
Actress turned Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, unsurprisingly, won the R.K. Nagar by-polls to the state legislature by a massive margin by over 1.5 lakh votes on June 30. Jayalalithaa secured 1, 60,921 votes and left party CPI's C Mahendran managed to get only 9,669 votes. Meanwhile, all the other candidates contesting the by-polls lost their deposit. The seat was held by her AIADMK; the legislator, P Vetrivel, resigned to allow the Chief Minister to run from his constituency.
Expressing joy and thanking the electorate for giving her a huge victory, Jayalalithaa said, " Itisahistoricwin,IassurethatIwilltirelesslyworktofulfillthevoters'expectations,andneeds.="" class="caption" align="right" />