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AIADMK, DMK announce candidates for by-election

IANS  |  Chennai 

Tamil Nadu's ruling and the on Wednesday announced their candidates for the April 12 by-for the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency.

The seat fell vacant with the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

The announced it was fielding its Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran. The said it will field M. Maruduganesh.

Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar, who has floated her forum MGR Amma Deepa Peravai, is also expected to join the contest.

Former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, leading the breakaway group, is also expected to field its candidate.

The Panneerselvam camp has filed a petition with the Commission to declare as void the of the now jailed V.K. Sasikala as the AIADMK General Secretary and the appointment of Dinakaran as the Deputy General Secretary.

Panneerselvam is also claiming the AIADMK's "two leaves" election symbol for his faction.

The results of the by-election will be declared on April 15.



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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 12:16 IST