Chennai: AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister
Jayalalithaa on Monday appointed six more ministers to the
high-level working group for the March 18 Sanakrankoil (SC)
bypoll, employing the entire cabinet to ensure the victory of
party candidate V Muthuselvi.
After nominating 26 of her cabinet colleagues, including
Finance Minister O Panneerselvam on February 7, she announced
the names of six more ministers to the group today.
Further, Lok Sabha MPs M Thambidurai and S Semmalaia have
also been included in the group, taking the total number to 43.
Seeking the cooperation of party workers to the high-level
group, Jayalalithaa asked them to work to ensure AIADMK`s win.
The second bypoll after AIADMK assumed office in May
last, Sankarankoil byepoll was necessitated following the
death of AIADMK minister C Karuppasamy.
Key opposition parties--DMDK, DMK and MDMK-- have also
announced their candidates, making it a four-cornered contest.