DMDK to field Zakir Husain for Pudukottai bypoll



Chennai: Actor-politician Vijaykanth-led DMDK Wednesday decided to field N Zakir Hussain as its candidate for the June 12 bye-election to the Pudukkottai assembly constituency.

Hussain, at present Pudukkottai District Secretary, will be pitted against the ruling AIADMK's V R Karthik Thondaiman.

With DMK, CPI, MDMK and PMK deciding not to enter the poll fray, it could be a straight fight between the AIADMK and DMDK in the bypoll, caused by the death of CPI MLA S P Muthukumaran in a road accident on April 1.

Nominating Thondaiman for the bypoll, AIADMK chief and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had constituted a working group, which includes almost the entire state cabinet, to ensure the victory of the party nominee.

PTI