DMDK to field Zakir Husain for Pudukottai by-poll
Chennai: Actor-politician Vijaykanth-led DMDK on Wednesday decided to field N Zakir Hussain as its candidate for the June 12 by-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 by-poll caused by the death of CPI MLA S P Muthukumaran in a road accident on April 1.
Nominating Thondaiman for the by-poll, 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.