TNCC to support DMK in R K Nagar by-poll

By PTI Published on Mar 11, 2017 01:37 PM IST

Chennai: Tamilnadu Congress Committee announced its support to ally DMK for the 12 April assembly by-poll for the Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency here.

"Tamilnadu Congress Committee will support DMK's candidate in the R K Nagar by-poll and I am announcing this with the concurrence of the party high command," TNCC president S Thirunavukkarasar said.

In a statement here, he appealed to Congress workers to work for the victory of the DMK candidate in the by-poll.

DMK working president M K Stalin said, "The victory prospect in R K Nagar seat is bright for us."

The party will announce the candidate after scrutinising all the applications from aspirants, he told reporters here. He said applications will be received till 12 March beginning today.

Answering a question, Stalin said he will visit tomorrow the family of a young fisherman in Rameswaram who lost his life in the alleged firing by Sri Lankan navy recently and added that his party MPs have raised problems faced by fishermen in Parliament.

He blamed the AIADMK government for the drinking water problem being faced here and elsewhere in the State. He alleged that "Sasikala's (AIADMK general secretary) proxy regime," is not worried about such people's issues.