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Kanyakumari LS bypoll: Congress set for easy win | India News – Times of India


MADURAI: Congress candidate V Vijayakumar was all set for a cushty win in opposition to two-time Union minister and BJP chief Pon Radhakrishnan within the Kanyakumari LS byelection after he led by a margin of over 1.3 lakh votes. Vijayakumar will succeed his late father H Vasanthakumar, whose demise resulting from Covid-19 necessitated the bypoll. His win will assist retain the tally of Congress LS MPs from Tamil Nadu at 8 and that of the DMK led alliance at 38. Among the elements that went in Congress’ favour was an advert launched by Tuticorin V O C Port Trust in search of expression of curiosity to determine the International Container Transhipment Terminal in Kanyakumari district, which has earlier attracted protests from the coastal populace.

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