Chennai: The fight for the legacy of the late chief minister and AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalalithaa reached a new low on Thursday with the O. Panneerselvam faction seeking votes for their candidate with the dummy body of Jayalalithaa laid inside a coffin.
The coffin was covered with the National Flag.
Though it is said former minister for education P.Pandiarajan was against such a campaign, he nevertheless was seen standing with folded hands in a vehicle in which the dummy body and the coffin were kept.
The police removed the dummy body and the coffin and warned the party workers against such future moves.
Even members of Panneerselvam faction were opposed to such a stunt and termed it as a result of over-enthusiastic cadres.
The bypoll was necessitated by the death of Jayalalithaa last December.