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Coimbatore

Dhinakaran in fray for RK Nagar bypoll

Covai Post Network

AIADMK deposed deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran today announced his candidature for the RK Nagar Assembly byelection to be held on scheduled on December 21.

Dhinakaran made this announcement in Tirupur and said he had been asked by the AIADMK-Amma leaders and office bearers to contest.

Even while his party would take all efforts to get back the Two Leaves election symbol, he would contest the election on the hat symbol.

He said the party would approach either the high court or the Supreme Court in connection with the symbol.
Dhinakaran would be meeting VK Sasikala in jail in Bengaluru on November 29. He added that it was Sasikala who had asked him to contest from RK Nagar earlier.

Earlier, during his address to party workers at the Kongu zonal meeting at Perumanallur near Tirupur, Dinakaran accused both Chief Minister Edapadi Palanisamy and his deputy O Paneerselvam of being hand in glove with BJP and conspiring to get the Two Leaves symbol for their faction.

“It is no coincidence that the symbol was allotted to them, just 24 hours before the announcement of the date for RK Nagar byelection,” he
said.

People wanted to Edapadi Government to go as it was not working their welfare, he told the worker. The election symbol was frozen earlier, following the petition filed by Paneerselvam and his party would take steps to retrieve it soon.

Former minister Senthil Balaji wanted to know where Palanisamy was willing to quit and then face a floor test.

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