RK Nagar bypoll counting UPDATES | TTV Dhinakaran wins by massive margin in late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's RK Nagar constituency
Addressing the media at the Madurai Airport, Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran said that the people of RK Nagar have reflected the mindset of the 7.5 crore people of Tamil Nadu through their verdict.
Day before RK Nagar bypoll, TTV Dhinakaran supporter releases video of late CM Jayalalithaa in Apollo hospital
TTV supporter Vetrivel released the video showing Jayalalithaa having fruit juice during her hospitalisation in Apollo hospital.
The high-decibel campaign for the December 21 by-election for the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu came to an end here on Tuesday evening.
The ECI directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu to transfer IPS Sudhakar, Joint Commissioner North, to a non-election post.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today appealed to voters of RK Nagar Assembly constituency here, going to bypoll on December 21, to elect the ruling AIADMK nominee.
Amid complaints of widespread bribing of voters ahead of the prestigious by-election the Special Officer nominated by Election Commission, Vikram Batra, held discussions with representatives.
Stalin further alleged that the ruling party has been paying Rs.6,000 to each voter as bribe in the current bye-election and was “going out to any extent to bribe the voters in the said constituency.
A constituency dominated by the working classes, including fishermen, there are 2,28,234 voters in R K Nagar, of whom 1,10,903 are men, 1,17,232 women and 99 transgenders.
Canvassing is in full swing in the assembly segment where the bypoll is to be held on December 21 and party workers have swarmed the residential neighbourhoods.
The electoral roll for the constituency, going to byelection on December 21, had already been frozen and no additions can be made now.
The survey gives second place to DMK candidate N Maruthu Ganesh and AIADMK candidate E Madhusudanan third place.
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Actor Vishal said he was not extending support to any other candidate and would soon announce his next political move.
The EC allocated the 'hat' symbol, demanded by Dhinakaran, who is contesting the poll as an Independent candidate, to another party.
Out of the total 145 nomination papers received, as many as 73, including those of Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar and actor Vishal Krishna's, had been rejected.