Cong of­fers by­poll seat to DMK to ce­ment ties

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - NATION -

CHENNAI: The Congress govern­ment in Puducherry has of­fered the up­com­ing by­poll seat to its ally, the DMK, to ce­ment the ties be­tween the par­ties at the na­tional level. The That­tan­chavady seat in the UT has fallen va­cant, fol­low­ing the con­vic­tion of the op­po­si­tion NR Congress leg­is­la­tor Ashok Anand by a CBI court in a dis­pro­por­tion­ate as­sets case. He was con­victed and sen­tenced along with his fa­ther Anan­dane, a re­tired PWD chief engi­neer, on Oc­to­ber 30.

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