DMK candidate Kathir Anand has been declared winner in the elections to the Lok Sabha constituency of Vellore. Anand won by a margin of 8,141 votes, polling 4.85 lakh votes against AIADMK candidate A C Shanmugam who got 4.77 lakh votes.

DMK candidate Kathir Anand continues to maintain a slim lead against his AIADMK rival AC Shanmugam of over 8,000 votes.

DMK candidate Kathir Anand continues to maintain a slim lead of 10,000 votes against AIADMK's AC Shanmugam after the end of 14 round of counting of votes.

DMK candidate Kathir Anand is leading by 10,082 votes against his AIADMK rival AC Shanmugam at the end of 11th round of counting of votes.

Latest Stats:

DMK Kathir Anand: 404,044 votes
AIADMK A C Shanmugam: 393,242 votes
NK Deepalakshmi: 22,003 votes

DMK candidate Kathir Anand has consolidated lead over AIADMK rival AC Shanmugam by over 14,000 votes. Here are the latest stats emerging from the counting centre:

DMK Kathir Anand: 328,615 votes
AIADMK A C Shanmugam: 313,694 votes

DMK candidate Kathir Anand is leading the contest after sixth round of counting of votes, as per the latest updates released by the Election Commission. AIADMK's AC Shanmugam, who had surged ahead in the initial rounds, is now trailing.

AIADMK candidate AC Shanmugam is leading against DMK rival Kathir Anand by over 8,800 votes, as per the latest updates released by the Election Commission. Counting of votes is still underway.

Latest Update:
A C Shanmugam (AIADMK) - 2,16,037 votes
Kathir Anand (DMK) - 2,07,167 votes
Deepalakshmi (NT) - 10,895 votes

Vellore, August 9: Results of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 in Vellore constituency is being declared by the Election Commission today. Counting of votes is currently underway. The polls, held on August 5, witnesses a tight contest between AIADMK leader AS Shanmugam and DMK candidate Kathir Anand. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates on Vellore election results emerging from the counting centre.

Polls in this Tamil Nadu constituency were deferred due to a massive cash haul by Election Commission officials in Vellore days before the voting was originally scheduled on April 18, 2019. This forced the polling body to postpone the election in Vellore to a later date. Kamal Hassan's MNM Did Not Contest Election from Vellore LS Seat

The electioneering was intense, as Shanmuganam's campaign was led by Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami himself, whereas, DMK president MK Stalin stepped in to seek votes for his candidate Anand.

In the polls held on August 5, a decent voter turnout was recorded. A total of 62.4 per cent of the registered electorate turned out to exercise their right to franchise.

The election comes in the aftermath of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide victory in the parliamentary polls held in April-May. Though the AIADMK contested in alliance with the BJP in Tamil Nadu, the coalition failed to leave an impact. Out of the 38 parliamentary seats that went to polls in the state, the alliance led by DMK-Congress combine ended up winning 37 seats.