Lok Sabha Election 2019: AIADMK to contest in 20 seats, BJP in five

Mar 19 2019 01:53 PM
Lok Sabha Election 2019: AIADMK to contest in 20 seats, BJP in five

On Sunday, the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) released the list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The AIADMK will field its nominees in 20 constituencies excluding Vellore, where the New Justice Party (NJP) will contest on the ruling party's symbol of 'two leaves.'

According to the list, the AIADMK will contest from Tirunelveli, Pollachi, Salem, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Krishnagiri, Erode, Karur, Tiruppur, Arani, Tiruvannamalai, Chidambaram, Perambalur, Theni, Madurai, Nilgiris, Mayiladuthurai, Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chennai South. The BJP will fight on five seats - Kanyakumari, Sivagangai, Coimbatore, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram. After the 10 years, The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), has returned to the AIADMK, will field its candidates in seven constituencies: Sriperumpudur, Dharmapuri, Central Chennai, Cuddalore, Arakkonam, Villupuram and Dindigul.
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After a gap of eight years, The Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) aligned with the AIADMK, will contest in four constituencies: North Chennai, Kallakurichi, Tiruchi, and Virudhunagar. The Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar), the Puthiya Tamizhagam (PT) and the All India N.R. Congress (AINRC) will field its nominees in Thanjavur, Tenkasi, and Puducherry respectively. 
The details were provided by AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam in the presence of party coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, BJP leaders Tamilisai Soundarajan and H. Raja, and New Justice Party's (NJP's) chief A.C. Shanmugam. In the second Phase on April 18, Tamil Nadu will go to polls. By-elections to 34 Assembly seats in 12 states, including 18 constituencies in Tamil Nadu, which could decide the fortunes of the ruling AIADMK, will be held simultaneously.
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