AIADMK legislator R Kanagaraj from the Sulur Assembly constituency near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu died of heart attack on Thursday morning.
He was 64.
He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
With Kanagaraj’s death, 22 in the 234 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu will be vacant. By-elections to 18 of them will be held along with the Lok Sabha elections.
The number of AIADMK legislators in the assembly came down to 114 including the Speaker while the Opposition has 98 seats.