The DMK on Tuesday announced Na. Pugazhendhi as the candidate for the Vikravandi Assembly constituency where by-poll is due next month.
Mr Pugazhendhi is in charge of the party’s Villupuram district unit.
He also met party president M.K. Stalin on Tuesday.
The vacancy in Vikravandi was caused by the death of DMK MLA K. Rathamani.
According to a schedule announced by the Election Commission in New Delhi, the byelection notification will be issued on September 23. The last date for submission of nominations is September 30 and papers can be withdrawn up to October 3. The scrutiny of nominations will be taken up on October 1.
The Vikravandi and Nanguneri Assembly constituencies will face bypolls on October 21. Counting of votes will be taken up on October 24.