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BJP not to contest Yercaud bypoll

IANS | Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 00:11

Chennai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced it has decided not to contest the Dec 4 by-election for the Yercaud Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.

On the issue of extending its support or taking a different stand, the BJP said it would decide after seeing the parties and the candidates in the fray.

In a statement issued here, the party`s state chief Pon Radhakrishnan said party`s central committee also discussed DMK president M Karunanidhi`s appeal for support for his party`s candidate in the by-election.
A senior party leader preferring anonymity said that the BJP is targeting the 2014 general elections and building up the momentum for that.

A loss before the general election will be a negative factor, said the leader.

First Published: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 00:11
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