RK Nagar bypoll returns: Let's have a look at the nominees this time

Published: 05th December 2017 11:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2017 02:33 PM  

As per the information available on Electoral Commission website, 145 candidates filed nominations for the December 21 by-election. Out of these, Election Commission accepted 38 nominations and rejected 33 nominations.Here is a list of some prominent candidates. (File | EPS)
According to AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran and the nephew of jailed 'deposed' party general secretary V K Sasikala, filed nomination as an independent candidate. (IN PIC: TTV Dhinakaran filing his nominations with his hat symbol. | EPS)
Actor Vishal, President of Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council, filed his nomination on Monday as an independent candidate for R K Nagar Assembly polls with an aim to do 'good for the people'. (IN PIC: Actor Vishal outside the nomination center in Tondiarpet on Monday | D Sampath Kumar)
Madhusudhanan, the party's Presidium Chairman, was AIADMK's 'unanimous' choice, the release from party coordinator and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and Chief Minister K Palaniswami said. |P Jawahar
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) named 42-year-old N Maruthu Ganesh, a functionary of the RK Nagar unit of the party and a part-time reporter in a Tamil daily, as its candidate. (IN PIC: DMK candidate Maruthu Ganesh seeking blessings from an elderly woman at RK Nagar. | D Sampathkumar)
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Deepa Jayakumar, the niece of J Jayalalithaa, filed her papers on the last day for the RK Nagar by-election as an independent.
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MC Chandrasekhar, son of MG Chakrapani, elder brother of MG Ramachandran, filed his papers on the last day for the RK Nagar by-election as an independent.
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P Jayaraman, a 42-year-old farmer, who chose to arrive in his occupational garment, from buying nomination papers, saying he was not “dressed properly”. After arguments, policemen escorted Jayaraman to a garment shop where he had to buy a shirt and put it on. Only then he was allowed into the zonal office to buy the nomination papers. Jayaraman finally managed to file his nomination papers as an independent. (Photo | EPS)
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The BJP has announced fielding its senior functionary Karu Nagarajan. The party had earlier nominated Tamil film music composer Gangai Amaran for the previous RK Nagar bypoll (cancelled In April, 2017). (Photo | Youtube grab)
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