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Public holiday in poll-bound R K Nagar on Dec 21

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The today said December 21 will be declared as a 'public holiday' for the bypoll-bound Radhakrishnan Nagar (R K Nagar) here.

A Public (Miscellaneous) Department order said a notification will be published in the state gazette in this regard.

It said December 21 was being declared a 'public holiday' under relevant provisions of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 read with a notification of Union Home Ministry.

All employees working in and the neighbouring districts but registered as voters in Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency should also be given a paid holiday on that day, it said.

offices including industrial establishments of the government and government controlled bodies and all educational institutions in the constituency will remain closed that day, it added.

The RK Nagar seat fell vacant following the death of its and then chief minister on December 5, 2016.

Candidates of AIADMK, and BJP, besides sidelined leader TTV Dhinakaran are in the fray.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 19:30 IST