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Thiruvarur bypoll: DMK to announce candidate on Jan 4

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

With the Election Commission announcing the byelection to Thiruvarur assembly constituency, DMK president M K Stalin Monday said the party would annouce its candidate on January 4.

The Thiruvarur seat fell vacant following the death of former chief minister and DMK MLA M Karunanidhi in August.

The Election Commission Monday said by-elections to Jind and Thiruvarur assembly seats would be held on January 28 and counting of votes on January 31.

Speaking to reporters, Stalin said the party would announce its candidate after talks with its district secretaries and those who have expressed interest to contest.

"A decision on this would be announced on January 4 evening," he said.

Though 20 seats are vacant in the state assembly, the EC has announced bypoll only to Thiruvarur.

The EC has not announced byelection to the Thiruparankundram constituency which fell vacant after the death of ruling AIADMK's A K Bose and to the 18 other constituencies represented by disqualified AIADMK MLAs.

In a statement, the Election Commission said the model code of conduct will come into effect immediately.

The bypoll in Haryana's Jind constituency was necessitated by the death of INLD MLA Harichand Middha in August.

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First Published: Mon, December 31 2018. 22:25 IST