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MDMK to support DMK in R.K.Nagar by-election

IANS  |  Chennai 

MDMK leader Vaiko on Sunday announced his party's support to in the December 21 by-for the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency.

In a statement issued here, Vaiko said the by-assumes much significance now as time has come to teach the AIADMK a lesson, since the ruling party is not concerned about the problems of the people.

The Radhakrishnan Nagar seat fell vacant following the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016.

The ruling AIADMK and the have already announced E. Madhusudhanan and N. Marudhu Ganesh, respectively, as their candidates for the R.K. Nagar seat.

Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran will also be contesting as an Independent candidate.

The (BJP), on the other hand, is fielding its spokesperson K. Nagarajan.

On Saturday, giving a new twist to the by-actor Vishal Krishna - popularly known as Vishal - announced his decision to enter the poll fray.

Vishal said he will be filing his nomination papers on Monday.

In a tweet Vishal said he is hoping for a change and the change is inevitable.

The Indian National League has announced support for AIADMK's Madhusudhanan. The has already garnered the support of the Congress, VCK, Manithneya Makkal Katchi and other smaller outfits.

The PMK, the DMDK and Tamil Maanila Congress have decided not to contest the



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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 17:50 IST