The date for bypoll in Thiruparankundram constituency is yet to be announced. But even before that, major political parties are getting into battle mode. AMMK president TTV Dhinakaran has kept his vans and members ready to plunge into vote-seeking mode.

But the news is that AIADMK is yet to start its campaign and is planning for door-to-door campaigns with bicycles aiming to cover all regions.

However, TTV Dhinakaran, especially after winning the RK Nagar seat in Chennai, is waiting for an opportunity to beat AIADMK and strengthen his hold on Tamil Nadu politics. Thus, TTV started his campaign much before other political parties began gearing up for it.

However, AIADMK is confident of winning the seat with at least a 50,000 margin.

By-election for Thiruparankundram is being held due to the death of MLA AK Bose of the AIADMK party. MLA Bose died of heart attack on August 2.

Thiruparankundram constituency is considered to be unlucky as two MLAs died within one term. Before AK Bose, AM Sreenivel of AIADMK won the Thiruparankundram seat in 2016. But just 10 days before he could take charge, he died of ill-health, leaving the seat vacant. Bose from the same party won the by-election and took charge in November 2016.

But with the death of Bose, the constituency is being considered unlucky. TTV Dhinakaran is looking at transforming this unlucky situation into a lucky one for him to ensure his dominance over 'two leaves'.

So, TTV is ready with his van, spreading the word among people. Will AIADMK catch up with him with their bicycles.