It's confirmed: Jayalalithaa to contest bypoll from RK Nagar constituency

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Chennai, May 29: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, who made a comeback as Chief Minister after being acquitted in disproportionate assets case, will contest the June 27 bypoll from Radhakrishnan Nagar seat.

A decision to this effect was taken at the AIADMK Parliamentary Board meeting here, Jayalalithaa said in a party statement.

Jayalalithaa to contest from RK Nagar.
The seat was vacated by her party MLA P Vetrivel and she had been tipped to contest from the constituency.

Jayalalithaa had earlier represented her native Srirangam constituency prior to her conviction in the disproportionate assets case by a Bengaluru special court on September 27 last.

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As a result, she had to resign from her assembly membership.

She was subsequently acquitted by the Karnataka High Court on May 11, allowing her to return as chief minister of the state for the fifth time.

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Jayalalithaa assumed the office of chief minister again on May 23 and would have to be elected as MLA within six months.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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