CHENNAI:Tamil Maanila Congress leader G K Vasan on Thursday extended support to the O Panneerselvam-led AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction for the April 12 R K Nagar byelection.
This comes after Panneerselvam and senior leaders C Ponnaiyan, K P Munusamy, S Semmalai and K Pandiarajan visited Vasan's Alwarpet residence and held talks with the former Union minister.
"OPS is seen as very good by the people of Tamil Nadu. He is simple and makes a difference in politics, reflects the sentiments of the people. In short, people support him wholeheartedly," said Vasan, flanked by OPS and leaders.
OPS faction candidate E Madhusudanan is a veteran and associated with former chief minister M G Ramachandran, Vasan said.
"I think it is necessary for a party to take a decision based on the views of the people. It should be accepted by majority of the cadres. Hence, TMC decides to extend support to Madhusudanan with utmost satisfaction," the TMC leader said.
He would take part in the campaign with Panneerselvam on Saturday.