Jaya to campaign at Puthukottai constituency

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will make a whirlwind tour of the bypoll bound Puthukottai Assembly constituency on June 9.

Updated: Jun 04, 2012, 13:32 PM IST

Chennai: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will make a whirlwind tour of the bypoll bound Puthukottai Assembly constituency on June 9 to campaign for her nominee VR Karthik Thondaiman, the party said on Monday.

The Chief Minister will campaign at nine places in the constituency on Saturday where her party is locked in a direct face-off with main opposition, Vijayakant-led DMDK, also a former ally.

DMK is not facing the electoral challenge even as the ruling party had thumped opposition parties--DMDK, DMK and MDMK in the March 18 Sankarankoil bypoll.

The June 12 bypoll was necessitated by the death of CPI legislator P Muthukumaran in a road accident on April 1 .

PTI