Chennai, Jan 31 (BPNS)
The AIADMK which is contesting the East Erode by-election in Tamil Nadu is most likely to announce the name of the party candidate on Wednesday.
AIADMK leader and former minister, K.A. Sengottayian on Tuesday said that there was no confusion in the party over the name of the candidate and said that the ‘good news’ would be announced on Wednesday. He also said that the party election committee office will also be inaugurated tomorrow.
The senior AIADMK leader who is in charge of the by-election for the AIADMK told media persons on Tuesday that the party was not worried about the allegations of the DMK having distributed cash for purchasing votes. He said, “ Let them give whatever they want. But the ultimate victory will be for AIADMK.”
Sengottayian said that many voters of East Erode have migrated to other constituencies and that the names of several dead people figure in the list of voters. He said that the AIADMK would be sending a letter to the Election commission of Tamil Nadu regarding these issues in a few days’ time.
It may be noted that the by-election to the Erode East constituency was necessitated following the demise of the sitting legislator, E. Thirumahan Everaa who passed away due to a sudden heart attack on January 4, 2023. His father and senior leader of the Congress party, EVKS Elangovan is the candidate for the Congress, DMK alliance.
The elections to the Erode East seat will be held on February 27 and the last date for filing nominations is February 8th. The counting will be on March 2.
The Erode East is a prestigious seat for the AIADMK as the party is in a tight spot following the expulsion of the former Chief Minister and party co-ordinator, O. Panneerselvam.