Tamil Nadu

Byelection shocks

Print edition : January 19, 2018

T.T.V. Dinakaran pays his respects to M.G. Ramachandran, the founder of the AIADMK, on the occasion of the latter’s 30th death anniversary on December 24, 2017, even as reports indicated that he was comfortably positioned to win the R.K. Nagar byelection. Photo: Bijoy Ghosh

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami (right) and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam at the AIADMK’s headquarters in Chennai on December 25. Photo: PTI

M.K. Stalin, DMK working president, with Marudhu Ganesh, the party candidate. Photo: M. Karunakaran

The R.K. Nagar byelection result exposes the chinks in the DMK and the people’s lack of confidence in the ruling AIADMK, and serves as a rude shock to the BJP. A massive political churning is on the cards in Tamil Nadu.
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