Congress bags Puducherry seat, AIADMK inlead in TN

The ruling Congress in Puducherry has retained the Kamaraj Nagar Assembly seat by winning the bypoll held on October 21.

Congress’ A. John Kumar won the polls with 14,782 votes, defeating his nearest rival and AINRC party nominee S. Bhuvaneswarane, who managed 7,611 votes.

The seat fell vacant after Congress legislator V. Vaithilingam was elected to the Lok Sabha in April this year.

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