Congress backs DMK candidate in S'kovil bypoll
Chennai: Congress on Monday decided to support DMK in the March 18 bypoll to Sankarankovil Assembly constituency.
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president BS Gnanadesikan said that Congress General Secretary and in-charge of party affairs in Tamil Nadu Ghulam Nabi Azad agreed to the proposal.
DMK president M Karunanidhi had yesterday hinted that his party was ready to consider fielding a common opposition RPT opposition candidate for the by election if all parties felt the need to prevent vote splitting.
DMK's J Jawahar Suryakumar is pitted against ruling AIADMK's S Muthuselvi, chairperson of Sankarankovil Municipality in the bypoll, which has been necessitated by the death of state minister C Karuppasamy.
Vijaykant-led DMDK is yet to take a decision on fielding its candidate, while MDMK has announced that former MLA Sathan Thirumalai Kumar would be its candidate for the bypoll.