RK Nagar by-election CandidatesElection Commission of India (ECI) announced that By-election in Tamil Nadu’s RK Nagar will be held on December 21 and counting of the vote will be held on December 24. The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has won seven out of 11 times in the constituency in the last 40 years. But this time, two faces of AIADMK are in the fray for the position. AIADMK presidium chairman and party’s nominee E. Madhusudhanan and DMK’s Candidate M. Maruthuganesh filed their nominations with election officials for the byelection to the prestigious Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency. Check out below for RK Nagar Election Candidates List and details.


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AIADMK presidium chairman and party’s nominee E. Madhusudhanan filed his nomination for the RK Nagar by-election. He was accompanied by senior party leaders of AIADMK party including Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar.

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RK Nagar Election Candidates List | AIADMK, DMK, BJP and Others

RK Nagar Election Candidates List | AIADMK, DMK, BJP and Others

While speaking to media after nominations, Madhusudhanan said that he will surely win the election with the blessings of former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa and with the iconic ‘Two Leaves’ symbol. He also visited the memorials of party founder M.G. Ramachandran and Annadurai after filing his nomination.

Sidelined deputy general secretary of AIADMK leader T.T.V Dhinakaran also filed his papers as an independent candidate for the RK Nagar by-election. Before he filing his nomination, he met his aunt Sasikala in Bengaluru parappana agrahara prison and discussed about his participation. While filing his nomination, his party members carried a flag with white and red stripes, which looked similar to the flag of AIADMK without the face of Anna.

Marudu Ganesh, a journalist by profession and an advocate, has been fielded by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and files his nomination papers. Sources said that the top leaders of the DMK party are accompanied him and he was re-nominated by the DMK as soon as the poll schedule was announced.

AIADMK Parliamentary Board To Decide on R K Nagar By-Election Candidate Put Off

AIADMK Parliamentary Board To Decide on R K Nagar Election Candidate

The members in AIADMK asked applications from candidates to contest this by-election. Usually, the parliamentary board headed by the party general secretary would assemble the meeting, choose an RK Nagar by-election Candidates and make the announcement. But this time, all the members of the party are going by the rules

Read Candidates Biography: E. Madhusudhanan WikiDeepa JayakumarH.RajaKaruppaiah aka Karu Nagarajan Wiki (BJP) | Subburaman Thirunavukkarasar Wiki (Congress) | Marudhu Ganesh Wiki (DMK)

AIADMK (EPS-OPS Faction) – RK Nagar by-election Candidate E. Madhusudhanan

E. Madhusudhanan is a politician and former minister in Tamil Nadu, India. He is the Presidium Chairman of the AIADMK party and currently supports the current chief minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi Palanisamy and deputy chief minister O.Paneerselvam faction of Party.

AIADMK (EPS-OPS Faction) - RK Nagar Election Candidate E. Madhusudhanan

AIADMK (EPS-OPS Faction) – RK Nagar by-election Candidate E. Madhusudhanan

He was elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly as an ADMK candidate from RK Nagar constituency in 1991 election. He also served as Handloom minister in Jayalalitha cabinet formed after 1991 election. Now, he was field as a candidate of AIADMK (EPS-OPS Faction) in the RK Nagar by-election following the death of Chief Minister Jayalalitha.

AIADMK (EPS-OPS Faction) - RK Nagar by-election Candidate E. Madhusudhanan

AIADMK (EPS-OPS Faction) – RK Nagar by-election Candidate E. Madhusudhanan

AIADMK (VK Sasikala Faction) – RK Nagar by-election Candidate T.T.V Dhinakaran

T.T.V Dhinakaran is the deputy general secretary and member of the AIADMK Party in Tamil Nadu. V.K.Sasikala appointed him as the deputy General Secretary of AIADMK before going to jail. He was arrested in a case regarding an allegation of attempting to bribe the Election Commission of India (ECI) for the AIADMK’s iconic ‘Two Leaves’ election symbol.

AIADMK (EPS-OPS Faction) - RK Nagar by-election Candidate T.T.V Dhinakaran

AIADMK (EPS-OPS Faction) – RK Nagar by-election Candidate T.T.V Dhinakaran

Later, he was released and now he had filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the RK Nagar by-election. Before he filing his nomination, he met his aunt Sasikala in Bengaluru parappana agrahara prison and discussed about his participation.

AIADMK (EPS-OPS Faction) - RK Nagar by-election Candidate T.T.V Dhinakaran

AIADMK (EPS-OPS Faction) – RK Nagar by-election Candidate T.T.V Dhinakaran

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While filing his nomination, his party members carried a flag with white and red stripes, which looked similar to the flag of AIADMK without the face of Anna.

DMK – RK Nagar by-election Candidate Marudu Ganesh

Marudh Ganesh is a journalist by profession and a practising lawyer. He hails from a middle-class background while his mother was a former councillor which gives an introduction to the area. He is known to the DMK cadre in the area since he is the area secretary. DMK had re-nominated Marudu Ganesh as RK Nagar by-election Candidate as soon as the poll schedule was announced.

DMK - RK Nagar by-election Candidate Marudu Ganesh

DMK – RK Nagar by-election Candidate Marudu Ganesh

But Marudhu Ganesh should have to depend much on the DMK party since he is facing an election for the first time in his life.

DMK - RK Nagar by-election Candidate Marudu Ganesh

DMK – RK Nagar Election Candidate Marudu Ganesh.

The MDMK, VCK, CPI and CPI(M) have announced their support for the DMK candidate Marudu Ganesh.

BJP – RK Nagar by-election Candidate Karu Nagarajan

BJP’s president for Tamil Nadu Tamilisai Soundararajan confirmed that her party will nominate a candidate for the R.K. Nagar byelection. She had accompanied Mr Karu Nagarajan as a candidate for RK Nagar by-election. Before he joined the BJP in January 2016, Karu Nagarajan was the State general secretary of AISMK party founded by actor turned politician R. Sarath Kumar. Ms Soundararajan said that the results of the election would bear testimony to the BJP’s growing political clout in the State.

BJP - RK Nagar by-election Candidate Karu Nagarajan

BJP – RK Nagar by-election Candidate Karu Nagarajan

Vishal – RK Nagar by-election Candidate (Nomination Rejected)

We have seen Actor Vishal taking big steps in Cine industry after becoming the President of Tamil Film Producers Council and General Secretary of the Nadigar Sangam. Also, he has raised his voice for several public issues which made us expect his entry into politics. In the current scenario where all the predominant parties are on the verge of filing the nominations for the RK Nagar by-election, Vishal has made his move boldly. Vishal has confirmed his part in RK Nagar by-election. Even Kamal Hassan has still didn’t announce any clues regarding his political party, Vishal has made his entry independently. So we can see that Vishal has not joined hands with any of the parties as of now and has a created path for himself.

“I thought it was time. I can’t sit and watch anymore. These people did not even conduct civic polls. As a citizen, one does not even know who is supposed to pick up garbage outside the house. That’s the condition now. If change has to come, it can come through anyone. It can even come through Vishal”

Vishal in RK Nagar by-election

Actor Vishal in RK Nagar Election

His close associates said that he had been thinking of a political entry for a long time as he is fed up with the current status of Tamil Nadu.

Election Commission had rejected actor Vishal’s nomination papers citing “discrepancies” in the papers in respect of signatures. This comes hours after he had claimed that his nomination has been accepted by the RK Nagar poll panel. The actor expressed his sadness by saying it was disheartening for him as the nomination was initially accepted and later rejected.

MGR Amma Deepa Peravai – RK Nagar by-election Candidate Deepa (Nomination Rejected)

Late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s niece J Deepa filed her nomination for the RK Nagar election as a member and general secretary of the MGR Amma Deepa Peravai. She was also in battle which has been drawn for the by-election to the RK Nagar Assembly seat, slated for December 21. After the nomination, She said reporters,

“I will win and will work for the people in place of the late leader J Jayalalithaa”

MGR Amma Deepa Peravai - RK Nagar by-election Candidate

MGR Amma Deepa Peravai – RK Nagar by-election Candidate

Election Commision had rejected her nomination citing several discrepancies were found in her paper.

Naam Tamilar Katchi – RK Nagar by-election Candidate – Kalai Kottu Udhayam

Naam Tamilar Katchi is a Tamil nationalist party in the state of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, India. Seeman is the chief-coordinator of the political party, Naam Tamilar Katchi in Tamil Nadu. He had accompanied Mr Kalai Kottu Udhayam as a candidate for RK Nagar by-election.

Naam Tamilar Katchi - RK Nagar by-election Candidate - Kalai Kottu Udhayam

Naam Tamilar Katchi – RK Nagar by-election Candidate – Kalai Kottu Udhayam

Congress – RK Nagar by-election Candidate S. Thirunavukkarasar

Su. Thirunavukkarasar is an Indian politician. He is a secretary of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) of the Indian National Congress party. He had filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the RK Nagar Election.

Congress - RK Nagar by-election Candidate S. Thirunavukkarasar

Congress – RK Nagar Election Candidate S. Thirunavukkarasar

RK Nagar election Candidates 2017 – MC Chandrasekhar

The Nephew of Tamil Nadu’s Famed Chief Minister MG Ramachandran has filed his nomination for the RK Nagar by-election as an independent candidate. MC Chandrasekhar who is a son of MG Chakrapani, an elder brother of MGR told,

“Though I am a blood relative of MGR, I am not contesting on that claim. The present situation in the AIADMK has caused much pain to me. Until MGR was alive, he kept all family members away from politics just to avoid any criticism from opposition parties that he is encouraging family politics. Though my father and myself were very much aware of political developments, we remained just spectators because of MGR’s diktat.”

RK Nagar by-election Candidate - MC Chandrasekhar

RK Nagar Election Candidate – MC Chandrasekhar

MC Chandrasekhar is also planning to launch his own political party as MGR Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam after MGR birth anniversary January 17.

Name Of The Candidate Political Party
V G DHANA LAKSHMI AKHIL BHARAT HINDU MAHASABHA (ABHM)
M RAMESH NAMATHU KONGU MUNNETRA KALAGAM (NKMK)
KALAIKOTTUTHAYAM NAAM TAMILAR KATCHI (NTK)
SAMPATH KUMAR NAAM TAMILAR KATCHI (NTK)
D RAVI PARAYANAR REPUBLICIAN PARTY OF INDIA (RPI)
V RAMESH BABU UNITED STATES OF INDIA PARTY (USI)
P PUSHPA INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
REVATHI KANNAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
G.VIJAYALAKSHMI INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
J.DEEPA (Nomination Rejected) INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
K.KASTHURI INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
D.SUBHA INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
E MADHUSUDHANAN AIADMK (EPS-OPS Faction)
G E BALAJI INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
MUNIYAPPAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
K NAGARAJAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M KRISHNAKUMAR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
A C SATHYAMOORTHY INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
N MARUDHU GANESH DMK
I A THANGAMANI INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
ML RAVI INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M.MOHAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
P SHIVASAKTHIVEL INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
DR K PADMARAJAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
AGNI SRIRAMACHANDRAN N INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M AHAMED SHAJAHAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
P NATARAJAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
NARESH VAIDYANATHAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
DR K PADMARAJAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
E RAMADOSS INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
P MARIMUTHU INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
T T V DINAKARAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
ABDUL WAHID E INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
D SURESH BABU INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M VASANTHKUMAR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
T NARAYANASWAMY INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
G SHANMUGAM INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
D FRANKLIN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M SETTU INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
ARUMUGAM MS INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
P PREM KUMAR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
KARU NAGARAJAN BHARATIYA JANATA PARTY
T GANESAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
DR RAJASEKAR D INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
K KULASEKARAN @ PUDUVANNAI K BABU INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
AGNI SRIRAMACHANDRAN N INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
T RAMESH INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
V V TAMIZHARASAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M AHAMED SHAHJAHAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
L KESAVAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
G BOTHIRAJAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
S VIJAYAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
A VINAYAGAMURTHY INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
ED PRITHIVIRAJAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
S KANDHASAMY INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
S DINESH INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
K THANGARAJ INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
N PREM KUMAR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M DHANASEKAR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
N RAMESH INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M RANGARAJ INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M DINAKARAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
C KULANDRAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
K KARVANNAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
NOORMOHAMMED INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M GOPINATH INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
VISHAL KRISHNAN (Nomination Rejected) INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
A K UMA SHANKAR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
R JOTHI KUMAR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
J DAVID INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
R RENGARAJAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
MA MICHEL RAJ INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
A SAKTHIVEL INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
T DAVID INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
L KATHIRSAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
L KATHIRSAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
J MOHAN RAJ INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
P CHAKARAVATHI INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
B GANESH INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
G PREM KUMAR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
R SENTHIL KUMAR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
N GUNASEKAR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M MANMATHAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M ASADULLAH KHAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
T VIJAYA SEKAR INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
S.KARUNAKARAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
P.MATHIVANAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
AL PALANIYAPPAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
M.DAVID INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
GM JOTHIRAJ INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
R.MURUGAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
K DINKARAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
K JAYARAMAN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE

RK NAGAR VOTERS LIST

  • Total Voters List – 2,28,234
  • Male Voters – 1,10,903
  • Female Voters – 1,17,232
  • Transgenders – 99

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