Election of AIADMK nominee for July 3 bypoll almost certain

The election of AIADMK nominee for the July 3, 2014 bypoll for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Tamil Nadu is more or less certain with no other prominent political party fielding candidates.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 23, 2014, 21:36 PM IST

Chennai: The election of AIADMK nominee for the July 3, 2014 bypoll for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Tamil Nadu is more or less certain with no other prominent political party fielding candidates.

AIADMK`s A Navaneethakrishnan is the only candidate from a prominent political party to have filed his papers for the election, necessitated following disqualification of DMK`s T M Selvaganapathy from membership in the wake of his conviction in the cremation shed scam.

Navaneethakrishnan and three others-- all of them independents--have filed nominations and today is the last day for submitting nominations.

While the nomination papers will be taken up for scrutiny tomorrow, the last date for their withdrawal of candidatures is June 26.

The independent candidates are not been supported by any political outfit.