TTV Dhinakaran sworn in as R K Nagar MLA

The newly elected MLA was sworn-in as a member of the 15th Assembly by Speaker P Dhanapal in his office Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Dec 29, 2017, 09.10 AM (IST)

AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran sworn-in as a member of the Tamil Nadu Assembly today.

Dhinakaran won the recently conducted RK Nagar bypoll which was necessitated after Jayalalithaa's demise. 

He succeeds former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as a legislator of the city segment.

Dhinakaran contested as an independent candidate from the constituency and beat AIADMK's E Madhusudhanan by over 40,000 votes.

"5-6 people in the party (AIADMK) are working for selfish motives, I warn them, they should mend their ways otherwise what happened in RK Nagar will happen to them as well," the minister noted shortly after his swearing-in ceremony. 

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Dhinakaran's supporters, including some disqualified MLAs and key aides like Thangatamilselvan and P Vetrivel, were present on the occasion. 

(With inputs from PTI)