Congress leader E V K S Elangovan, who recently won the bypoll in Erode (East) Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu by a record margin, was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai Wednesday.

According to V R Sivaraman, a functionary of Kancheepuram North Tamil Nadu Congress Committee, Elangovan, 74, had some breathing difficulty.

“Post the electoral victory, Elangovan went to New Delhi, met the leaders there, and came back to Chennai around 4:30 pm today (Wednesday). He had complained of breathing issues following which he was admitted here. This is a routine health care checkup and the doctors advised him to take rest and are carrying out a few tests. We spoke to him. He is doing fine. Doctors say he will be discharged in a day or two,” Sivaraman said.

The Erode (East) assembly seat fell vacant following the demise of Congress MLA and Elangovan’s son Thirumahan Everaa.

In the bypoll held on February 27, Elangovan who was nominated as a candidate of the DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance won by a margin of more than 66,000 votes against the AIADMK-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate K S Thennarasu.

Elangovan was sworn in as MLA of Erode (East) last week at the secretariat in the presence of Chief Minister M K Stalin, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K S Alagiri, and other senior leaders.

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