DMK Announces N Marudhu Ganesh as its Candidate For RK Nagar Bypoll

RK Nagar by-election on December 21, counting on December 24

Four more Assembly constituencies in three States - Uttar Pradesh (Sikandra constituency), Arunachal Pradesh (Pakke-Kasang and Likbali) and West Bengal (Sabang) would also be held on the same day.

The announcement comes days after the Madras High Court directed EC to hold by-election by December 31.

The poll body on Friday announced that the much-awaited by-election to the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency in Chennai will be held on December 21.

According to the EC, the last date for filing of nomination is December 4, the last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 7 and counting of votes will be on December 24.

On December 5 a year ago, AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa died and shortly after that the party split into two factions. It would be chaired by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

The poll in the constituency which was scheduled to be held on April 12 this year, was cancelled by the EC in the wake of allegations of voters being bribed.




He declined to comment on the party's probable candidate to fight the by-election.

"The inconvenience caused was due to the greed of one man called TTV Dhinakaran (leader of AIADMK - Amma faction)".

Meanwhile buoyed by the EC ruling of "Two Leaves" symbol in their favour, the AIADMK legislative committee is expected to meet tomorrow at the party headquarters.

The Congress too declared that it would support the DMK candidate.

The Tamil Nadu BJP Chief Tamilisai Soundararajan said a decision to contest or not will be taken after consultations within the party. Remember Madhusudhanan was fielded as candidate on behalf of OOPS faction last time.

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