Chennai: RK Nagar by-poll to be conducted before Dec 31, says EC

ANI | Updated: Oct 12, 2017 21:45 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], October 12 (ANI): The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday ordered Tamil Nadu government to conduct the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar (R K Nagar) constituency by-poll before December 31.

Earlier last month, the Madras High Court had ordered the Election Commission to hold RK Nagar Assembly constituency's election at the earliest, preferably before December 31.

While speaking at a press conference, the election commission decided to countermand the bypoll that was scheduled to take place in April this year, after evidences of rampant corrupt electoral practices and bribery emerged in the state.

The by-election in RK Nagar has become necessary after the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who represented it for two terms. (ANI)