RK Nagar By-Poll: All Major Parties To Contest
Chennai: RK Nagar by-poll which will take place on April 12 will witness fight between major political parties in Tamil Nadu.
RK Nagar, known as Jayalalithaa’s home constituency, is facing by-poll after her demise on 5 December 2016.
Deepa Jaya Kumar, Jayalalithaa’s niece, will test her political debut from this constituency by contesting on behalf of her party which was launched last month in the name MGR Amma Deepa Peravai Federation.
Former chairman of AIADMK steering committee Madhusudhanan will represent OPS camp in this election. It is a rebel group of AIDMK formed after the demise of Jayalalithaa.
DMK will announce its candidate tomorrow. Acting president of the party Stalin is having talks with left parties in Chennai later on Monday.
DMDK too will contest in this by-poll , testing party’s connect with the TN voters. Gokula Indira will contest from ruling AIDMK or from Sasikala Camp.
Meanwhile Jayakumar Deepa stated that she is receiving threat calls from Sasikala camp to withdraw from contest in the by-polls. Party was hijacked by Sasikala after Jayalalithaa’s death which should be investigated, Deepa felt. Late Jayalalithaa won twice from this constituency.