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Natraj was reinstated in the party after being expelled for a day
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The ruling AIADMK on Tuesday announced that retired IPS officer R Natraj will contest the upcoming assembly elections from Mylapore constituency. The AIADMK has released its full list of 227 candidates.

This comes after Natraj was reinstated in the party after being expelled for a day in December, soon after the Chennai floods.

The former Director General of Police Natraj was ousted from the party for a day after in December last year  after a Tamil TV channel misquoted him.

Thanthi TV had wrongly attributed a statement by R Natarajan, advisor to the US consulate to the AIADMK leader which criticised the present AIADMK Jayalalithaa government.

Soon after Natraj was expelled the channel issued an apology for their mistake.

Natraj is seen as an urban, English-speaking face in the party, which perhaps explains his candidacy from the Mylapore in Chennai city.