Hosur constituency in TN announced vacant

Balakrishna Reddy

Following the resignation of Sports Minister Balakrishna Reddy due to a special court convicting him to three years’ imprisonment for damaging buses with stones in 1998, his Hosur constituency has been announced vacant by the Election Commission.

With this, the total strength of the ruling AIADMK in the Assembly has been reduced to 114, four short of the 118 majority. With 18 MLAs already disqualified and AIADMK and DMK leaders J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi passing away, a total of 21 seats are vacant now in the State