Puducherry, Oct 25 : Makkal Munnetra Congress (MMC) founder P Kannan on Friday accepted the verdict given by the people in the October 21 by-election to the Kamaraj Nagar Assembly constituency here.
MMC candidate Vetrichelvan who contested as an independent lost deposit in the election.
At a press conference here, Kannan said the party had contested the election with an "empty hand and returned with the empty hand".
He ridiculed Chief Minister V Narayanasamy for claiming that Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and NR Congress president N Rangaswamy were responsible for Congress victory and said Narayanasamy himself was admitting that his party did not win due to the performance of his government.
Kannan said the Chief Minister was a “hero” with Congress winning candidate John Kumar and “zero” without him.(UNI)