New Delhi: TTV Dinakaran, nephew of convicted interim general secretary of AIADMK Sasikala Natarajan, is all set to contest the R K Nagar by-poll on an AIADMK ticket. Dinakaran is currently the deputy geberal secretary of Sasikal camp of the party will fight the by-poll in Jayalalithaa's constituency. Meanwhile, the DMK announced Marudhu Ganesh as its candidate for the April 19 bypoll.
Convicted in a FERA case by the enforcement directorate, for which Dinakaran was asked to pay up Rs 25 crore in fine by the Madras High Court as recently as January this year. He will also face a trail along with Sasikala Natarajan in another economic offence case. It is a matter of irony that TTV Diankaran who was banned from visiting Poes Garden when Jayalalitha was alive is now contesting from her constituency.
Meanwhile,the DMK has been looking for the support of all opposition parties in the by-polls is now expected to announce its candidate for the bypoll shortly.