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Cong not to support ruling AIADMK in RK Nagar bypoll

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: today ruled out supporting the ruling in the April 12 RK Nagar bypoll.

Deputy General Secretary T T V Dinakaran, also the party's candidate in the hustings scheduled next month, had earlier in the day welcomed the support of opposition parties, including and to defeat

TNCC President S Thirunavukkarasar ruled out any such possibility and recalled his party's support to the in the bypoll.

"Chances of supporting a party politically are very very miniscule. There is no possibility. Also, we have already made our stand (of supporting DMK) clear," he told reporters here.

Dinakaran had earlier in the day insisted that DMK was AIADMK's main rival and welcomed the support of other parties.

"DMK is our rival and that is the policy of (party founder the late) MG Ramachandran and I am contesting from RK Nagar to prevent a DMK win and therefore will accept the support of others, whether it be MDMK, DMDK, or even Congress," he had said.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 19:48 IST