Chennai, August 22 (BPNS)
The ruling DMK has nominated M.M. Abdulla as the party candidate for the September 13 Rajya Sabha elections from Tamil Nadu. Abdulla is a young DMK leader and is an upcoming leader from the Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu. He was made the joint secretary of the party’s NRI wing in January 2021.
The by-poll was necessitated following the death of AIADMK leader and Rajya Sabha member,A Mohammedjan in March ,2021.
In nominating Abdulla as the party candidate for the by-election in the vacancy created by A. Mohammedjan, DMK has opted for a Muslim face to garner the minority support for the party.
M.M. Abdulla is likely to be elected unopposed as the DMK has a majority of its own in the Tamil Nadu assembly. Sources in the DMK told BPNS that Abdulla was a nominee of the DMK youth wing leader and MLA from Chepauk, Udayanidhi Stalin who is the son of Chief Minister, M.K.Stalin.