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BJP releases third list of Lok Sabha candidates, ex-Telangana governor to contest from Chennai South

Mar 21, 2024 06:56 PM IST

BJP releases third list of Lok Sabha candidates, ex-Telangana governor to contest from Chennai South.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday released its third list of Lok Sabha candidates.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during foundation stone laying and inauguration of various projects, in Sangareddy, Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan is also seen. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during foundation stone laying and inauguration of various projects, in Sangareddy, Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan is also seen. (PTI)

K Annamalai, the state unit chief, was named as the candidate for the Coimbatore constituency, while union minister L Murugan was fielded from Nilgiris. Adding to the list, the BJP nominated former Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan for Chennai South Lok Sabha seat.

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BJP third list for Lok Sabha

The third list of the ruling BJP has names for 9 seats in Tamil Nadu.

1. Chennai South - Tamilisai Soundararajan

2. Chennai Central - Vinoj P. Selvam

3. Vellore - A. C. Shanmugam

4. Krishnagiri - C. Narasimhan

5. Nilgiris (SC) - L. Murugan

6. Coimbatore - K. Annamalai

7. Perambalur - T.R.Parivendhar

8. Tirunelveli - Nainar Nagendran

9. Kanniyakumari - Pon. Radhakrishnan

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Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha 2019 election result

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-led alliance achieved a sweeping victory, capturing 38 out of 39 seats. The Congress, a key partner in the coalition, secured eight seats out of the nine it contested. DMK got 33.2 per cent vote share and Congress got 12.9 per cent.

While, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), could only secure one seat.

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Lok Sabha 2024 elections in Tamil Nadu

The Election Commission of India has announced that polling for all 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu will occur in a single phase on April 19, with vote counting scheduled for June 4.

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