Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa will contest the by-elections for the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency on June 27. Experts believes that it will be a cake-walk for her with major opposition party DMK keeping away from the contest.
Other major parties like Congress are yet to take decision on the issue.
According to the AIADMK party statement Jayalalithaa has been nominated to contest from Radhakrishnan Nagar.
The Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency fell vacant with the recent resignation of AIADMK lawmaker P. Vetrival to facilitate Jayalalithaa’s re-election to the assembly.
Jayalalithaa, who was elected from Srirangam constituency in May 2011, lost her seat and the chief minister’s position after a trial court in Bengaluru convicted her in a corruption case and sentenced her to four years jail term and Rs. 100 crore fine.
Recently, the Karnataka High Court upheld her appeal and acquitted her of all charges.
Following that Jayalalalithaa again took over as chief minister. She has to get elected to the assembly within six months from the date of being sworn in as the chief minister.
Counting of votes will be held on June 30.