Chennai, Mar 10 (BPNS)
Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister, EVKS Elangovan will be sworn in as an MLA on Friday at 11 am. The speaker of the Tamil Nadu assembly, M. Appavu will administer him the oath of office.
Elangovan has won the Erode East by-election with a margin of 66,087 votes crushing the nearest rival K.S. Thenarasu of AIADMK.
It may be noted that the election to Erode East by-election was necessitated following the death of the sitting legislator, E. Thirumahan Everaa who is the son of EVKS Elangovan. He passed away on January 4, 2023, following a cardiac arrest.
EVKS Elangovan’s huge victory has given the DMK, Congress front a much-needed boost for its foray into the election campaign for the 2024 general elections.
The veteran Congress leader has after winning the Erode East by-election credited his victory to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin.