The TTV Dhinakaran camp on Wednesday officially announced that the ousted AIADMK leader will contest the December 21 Radhakrishnan Nagar (RK Nagar) bypoll.
The beleaguered leader, who unsuccessfully fought for the two-leaves symbol with the Election Commission, said he has decided to contest the by-poll in deference to the views of senior leaders.
All out efforts will be taken to retrieve the two-leaves symbol, Dhinakaran told reporters.
This comes just days after AIADMK announced a “restructuring” of its parliamentary board to select a candidate for the bypoll. The ruling camp is expected to name its candidate today.
The Sasikala faction said this decision was taken with the consent of jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, who is also Dhinakaran’s aunt.
Dhinakaran was contesting the bye election with the “approval” of his aunt, the deposed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, he added. Dhinakaran earlier contested the April 12 bypoll to the constituency, as then AIADMK (Amma) candidate.