RK Nagar bypoll: Election campaign to end todayDecember 19, 2017 11:44
Campaigning for the high-stakes December 21 bypoll to the RK Nagar assembly seat will end this evening and the outcome of the hustings is likely to be seen as a report card of the 17-month old AIADMK government.
The political campaign will end by 5 pm and the Election Commission has made it clear that there will be no related activities afterwards as per rules.
The outcome of the by-election could serve as a report card of the ruling AIADMK which faced turbulence after late chief minister J Jayalalithaa's death.
The campaign witnessed the top leaders of various parties -- Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam of the AIADMK, DMK leader MK Stalin and sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran -- reaching out to voters with hectic campaign schedules.
All parties are keen to make a mark in the election which has become a battle of pride as Jayalalithaa represented the constituency earlier. Her death in December last year necessitated the bypoll.