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 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.
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.
Jayalalithaa assumed the office of chief minister again on May 23 and would have to be elected as MLA within six months.
(With inputs from agencies)