Chennai, Mar 10 (BPNS)
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister EVKS Elangovan was sworn in as an MLA on Friday. The Tamil Nadu assembly Speaker M.Appavu administered the oath to the newly elected legislator.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin, ministers, legislators, Congress leaders and alliance partners were present during the swearing-in ceremony of EVKS Elangovan as MLA. The Congress leader is entering the Tamil Nadu assembly for the second time after a gap of long 38 years He was previously an MLA in 1984
Elangovan crushed the nearest rival K.S. Thenarasu of the AIADMK by a margin of 66,087 votes. It may be noted that the by-election to the Erode East assembly constituency was necessitated following the demise of the sitting MLA, E. Thirumahan Everaa of the Congress who is also the son of EVKS Elangovan.