He was elected unopposed; belongs to AIADMK
: R. Gopalakrishnan of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam was elected unopposed the Deputy Mayor of Madurai Corporation on Saturday.
With the AIADMK having 77 out of 99 councillors, the victory of R. Gopalakrishnan, who was announced as the party's candidate for the post, was certain. He was elected to the council from ward 4.
None of the 12 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam councillors were present during the election held in the morning, though the lone member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), M. Chellam, and some of the independents were present.
After the Corporation Commissioner, S. Natarajan, declared that Mr. Gopalakrishnan was elected unopposed, he was taken to the Deputy Mayor's chamber. The Mayor, V.V. Rajan Chellappa, Minister, K. Raju, and MLA, A.K. Bose, greeted him.
The new Deputy Mayor said that he would work in tandem with the Mayor to make Madurai the number one city in the State.
Mr. Natarajan said that the details of election for the post of zonal Chairpersons and the Chairpersons for Standing Committees were yet to be announced by the State Election Commission.