New Delhi, Nov 24: Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Friday said that he will contest in the RK Nagar bye-poll, after the Election Commission announced that the voting for bye-election in Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency will be held on December 21 this year.Also Read - Video: Sasikala Visits Jayalalithaa's Memorial For First Time Since Jail Release
Addressing party workers in Tiruppur city of Tamil Nadu, Dhinakaran said,”I will win in RK Nagar bye-election and take back ‘two leaves’ symbol.” Also Read - Jayalalithaa Wanted Aishwarya Rai Bachchan To Play Her Role In Thalaivii, Not Kangana Ranaut, Reveals Simi Garewal
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The RK Nagar Assembly seat fell vacant after the death of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on December 5, 2016. The EC had to earlier cancel the by-election of the constituency on April 12 this year, following allegations of large scale bribing of voters.
Earlier in the day, the poll panel had announced the bye-election to the RK Nagar constituency on December 21, a day after it allotted the AIADMK’s ‘two leaves’ symbol to the ruling faction headed by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
The poll body has also said the bye-poll for assembly constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh (Pakke Kasang, Likabali), Uttar Pradesh (Sikandra) and West Bengal (Sabang) will be held on the same day. The counting of votes and results would be announced on December 24.