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East Erode by-polls : AIADMK leaders meet TMC leader G.K. Vasan

With the election commission announcing the by-poll for East Erode constituency, the political parties have commenced hectic parleys for finalizing their respective candidates.

Chennai, Jan 19 (BPNS)

With the election commission announcing the by-poll for East Erode constituency, the political parties have commenced hectic parleys for finalizing their respective candidates. The by-election is scheduled for February 27.

While the Congress has already staked a claim for the seat which fell vacant after the demise of the sitting legislator, E. Thiruvamahan Everaa of the Congress on January 4, the AIADMK-led opposition front is meeting other constituents of the alliance.

On Thursday AIADMK leaders led by party organizing secretary and former minister, D. Jayakumar met the Tamil Manila Congress president, G.K. Vasan, and held closed-door discussions for more than 40 minutes. While both Jayakumar and Vasan refuse to divulge the details of the meeting, it is a known fact that the by-election to the East Erode constituency was the reason for the meeting.

It may be noted that in the 2021 assembly elections, Thirumahan Everaa had beaten the TMC leader M. Yuvaraj by a margin of 8904 votes. The TMC  candidate contested the 2021 assembly elections in the symbol of AIADMK.

In this context the meeting between AIADMK leaders and TMC leader G.K. Vasan assumes significance.  Vasan after the meeting with the leaders said that he had met AIADMK interim general secretary, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) on  Tuesday and that he had a telephonic conversation with the AIADMK leader on Wednesday.