Bypoll at Srirangam Assembly to fill up Amma’s seat


Tiruchirapalli: Besides Bongaon and Krishnagunj, Polling commenced on Friday in Srirangam Assembly constituency which is facing by-election to fill up the seat of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa. Jayalalithaa is facing conviction in a disproportionate assets case.

The poll scenario presents a multi-corner contest, the battle of the ballot will be between AIADMK’s nominee S Valarmathi and DMK’s N Anand. The BJP and CPI(M) are trying their luck.

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The Election Commission has made all arrangements for the peaceful conduct of the bypoll, in which an estimated 2.70 lakh electorate are expected to exercise their franchise across 322 polling stations.

The votes will be counted on February 16.