TN polls: Jayalalithaa tinkers AIADMK list with 12 new names
AIADMK president and chief minister Jayalalithaa replaced 12 more nominees on Wednesday for the May 16 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and PuducherryTamil Nadu 2016 Updated: Apr 07, 2016 09:04 IST
A day after changing her party candidate for Aruppukottai, AIADMK president and chief minister Jayalalithaa replaced 12 more nominees on Wednesday for the May 16 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Prominent among those who have got the ticket now are former minister S Semmalai, AIADMK cxecutive committee member and women’s wing deputy secretary CR Saraswathi, Madurai mayor VV Rajan Chellappa and sitting MLA A Murugesan.
Semmalai, the party’s organisation secretary, will now contest from Mettur where A Chandrasekaran was named as the nominee in the list of AIADMK candidates for 227 seats announced on April 4.
Saraswathi, who is the face the party in the TV media of late, has been fielded in Pallavaram in the city suburb, replacing CV Elangovan, a party release said.
Chellappa is the new AIADMK candidate for Madurai North constituency in place of MS Pandian.
Jayalalithaa also named OS Manian, former Lok Sabha member, as the new candidate in Vedaranyam. Manian has also been made the district secretary of party’s sagapattinam district unit in place of KA Jayapal, who was the in-charge of the unit.
Murugesan has been renominated to the Nagercoil seat in the place of V Dorothy Samson, party’s Kanyakumari district women’s wing secretary.
Other constituencies where the candidates have been changed include T Nagar, Kattumannarkoil (reserved), Poompuhar, and Mannargudi in Tamil Nadu.
In Puducherry, she announced new candidates for Tirubhuvanai (SC), Tirunallar and Karaikal south constituencies. Jayalalithaa had on Tuesday announced that sitting MLA and former Minister Vaigaiselvan will be the nominee in Aruppukottai in place of MG Muthuraja.