Going by the polling percentage in the by-election, it seems that voters of parties which stayed away too have cast their votes. Now, the big question is whether the DMDK benefited from these votes or the AIADMK is the real beneficiary. While the AIADMK workers could be spotted everywhere on the polling day, the DMDK cadre were missing in most of the places.
Bypolls in TN have recorded over 80 per cent votes in the previous DMK rule and the trend continued till the Sankarankoil bypoll.
The present 73.45 per cent shows that a section of the voters from the DMK, MDMK and Congress, which have not contested did not turn up to vote. The victory margin and whether the DMDK retains its deposit will depend on which party gained from the votes of non-participants.