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Panneerselvam faction announces candidate for RK Nagar by-poll

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The rebel faction, led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam, today announced the name of E Madusudanan as its candidate for the April 12 RK Nagar by-poll.

"The Parliamentary Board has unanimously decided to field presidium chairman E Madusudanan for the RK Nagar by-poll," Panneerselvam told reporters here.

The entry of Madusudanan, expelled from the along with Panneerselvam by its general secretary VK Sasikala following a revolt last month, makes the contest three-cornered now.

The ruling has fielded its deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran, while the has nominated N Maruthuganesh for the by-election, necessitated by the death of sitting member and former chief minister on December 5, 2016.

Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar, who has recently launched the 'MGR Deepa Peravai' outfit, is also likely to join the poll fray.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 19:22 IST