Chennai: Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan is the party candidate for the bypoll to the Kanniyakumari Lok Sabha constituency.
This was offically announced by the BJP here on Saturday. The LS seat was allotted to the BJP by the ruling AIADMK as per the seat sharing agreement for the April six Assembly polls under which the BJP was allotted 20 seats.
The seat fell vacant following the death of Congress MP H Vasanthakumar due to coronavirus. Vasanthakumar won the seat in 2019 by a margin of nearly 2.6 lakh votes.