Jayalalithaa set to return as Tamil Nadu CM as AIADMK MLA vacates seat

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New Delhi, May 18: If reports are to be believed then AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa may contest from Radhakrishnan Nagar (R K Nagar) constituency in north Chennai. An indication of this came with AIADMK legislator P Vetrivel resigned.

As per a Indiatoday report, "A statement issued by assembly secretary A.M.P. Jamaludeen said Vetrivel - who represented the Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency - resigned from the membership of the assembly and it has been accepted."

Jayalalithaa set to return as Tamil Nadu CM as AIADMK MLA vacates seat.
So far no reason has come to fore for his resignation and thus, it is being said that Jayalalithaa may contest from the constituency in north Chennai to get re-elected to the assembly.

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Vetrival's resignation comes days before meeting of AIADMK MLAs which is suppose to happen on May 22.

The meeting will be held at party headquarters in Chennai at 7 AM, 67-year old Jayalalithaa said.

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"All MLAs should participate in the meeting without fail," she said in a brief press release.

Though the release did not state the meeting's purpose, it is likely to elect Jayalalithaa as the AIADMK legislature party leader, paving the way for her return at the helm of the government.

Decks were cleared for Jayalalithaa's return as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister after the Karnataka High Court on May 11 acquitted her in the 19-year-old disproportionate assets case.

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The court had set aside her conviction by the trial court and the four-year jail sentence awarded to her and three others, which had led to her automatic disqualification as MLA and exit as Chief Minister in September last year.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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