Chennai: AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister
Jayalalithaa today described as an endorsement of her
government`s `good rule,` the Sankarankoil (SC) assembly
constituency bypoll win while DMDK founder and Opposition
leader Vijayakant alleged that money power was behind it.
In her message thanking voters of the constituency, she
said her party candidate S Muthuselvi`s win by over 68,000
votes against DMK resulted in the party besides MDMK and DMDK
losing their deposits.
"I thank the people who have endorsed (AIADMK`s) good rule
and assure that their faith reposed in me won`t go waste. All
facilities will be given to the people of Sankarankoil,"
Jayalalithaa, who had banked on her government`s populist
policies to see the party through, said in a statement.
She also thanked and greeted the party workers who worked
for its win.
Vijayakant, who was involved in a spat with Jayalalithaa in
the state assembly recently, charged the ruling party with
using moneypower to secure a win.
"The AIADMK may boast of having won the election today but
they had not won a single bye-election during the DMK regime.
So we are not taking this result seriously as it does not
reflect people`s mind," he said.
Bypolls have become like a formality in the state but
DMDK will continue to work for solving people`s problems, he