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Mar 09, 2020
2:20PM

AIADMK nominates M.Thambidurai as candidate for Rajya Sabha election

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The AIADMK has nominated former Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Dr M.Thambidurai as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha election. The party has allotted one seat to its coalition partner Tamil Maanila Congress whose leader GK Vasan is contesting the election. The AIADMK Deputy Coordinator KP Munusamy is the other candidate as announced by the party.

Dr Thambidurai contested unsuccessfully in Karur Lok Sabha constituency in the last elections and has now been given the chance to represent the party in the Upper House.

Earlier, the three DMK nominees filed their papers with the Returning Officer and the Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretary this morning. They include the sitting member Trichy Siva, ex-minister Andhiyur Selvaraj and senior advocate in the Madras High Court NR Elango. They were accompanied by the party chief MK Stalin, Treasurer Durai Murugan, Parliamentary party panel chief TR Baalu, Ms Kanimozhi Karunanidhi and the Congress Legislature panel chief KR Ramasamy.

The DMK and the ruling AIADMK front are poised to win three seats each. If there is a contest, which is mostly unlikely, polling will be held on the 26th of this month.

Six seats from the state in the House of Elders expire on the second of next month, including four belonging to the AIADMK and one each from the DMK and the CPI (M).

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