Ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran took oath as the MLA of Chennai's R K Nagar Assembly constituency. After taking oath Dinakaran hit out at the OPS-EPS fraction of the AIADMK. O Panneerselvam (OPS), the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and someone who was instrumental in Dinakaran's ouster from the party, refrained from reacting to the remarks by Sasikala's nephew. Dinakaran registered a thumping victory in the R K Nagar bypoll contesting as an independent candidate. While AIADMK's Madhusudhanan stood a distant third, all other candidates lost their deposits in the high voltage electoral fight.