The ruling Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) sweeps in all the three municipalities in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri district in the local body elections held on October 17 and 19.
K.R.C. Thangamuthu was elected as Chairman of Krishnagiri Muncipality with a margin of 4215 votes against his nearest rival K.C. Krishnan of DMK. Votes polled in favour of Thangamuthu were 14,411 and that of Krishangiri was 10,196. The Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam candidate P. Paranthaman was in the third place with 2424 votes. The AIADMK also won in the 17 wards out of 33 in the Krishnagiri Municipality. The DMK stood in the second position with 8, Independents 5, Indian National Congress 2 and DMDK 1.
K. Sumathy of AIADMK was elected as Chairman for the Dharmapuri Municipality. She won the election with a margin of 2659 votes against her rival candidate M. Kandasamy of DMK, who got 9164 votes.
The ruling party also bagged 18 out of 33 wards in the Municipality. The DMK won in 7 wards, PMK 2, DMDK 1, CPI 1 and Independents 4.
B. Balakrishna Reddy of AIADMK was elected for the post of Chairman with a margin of 11,928 votes against his rival DMK candidate N.S. Madheshwaran. Mr. Reddy got 35,344 votes, Mr. Madheshwaran got 23,416 votes. The PMK candidate J.P. alias Jayaprakash got 15,291 votes.