Narayanasamy files nomination in Puducherry
Union Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy today filed his nomination for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Puducherry. He filed his papers before the Returning officer G Ragesh Chandra.india Updated: Apr 20, 2009 15:33 IST
Union Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy today filed his nomination for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Puducherry. He filed his papers before the Returning officer G Ragesh Chandra.
Narayanasamy was accompanied by DMK's Puducherry unit convener R V Janakiraman, PCC president A V Subramanian, Puducherry Munnetra Congress founder P Kannan and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi convener (Puducherry unit) S Paavanan.
Narayanasamy told newsmen later that his name was proposed by the four leaders. He is pitted against PMK's sitting MP M Ramadoss who also filed his nomination today. PMK is part of the AIADMK front.
Puducherry goes to polls in the last phase on May 13. Former Chief Minister N.Rangasamy, whom Naryanasamy had met over the past few days seeking support, was, however, conspicuous by his absence.
Earlier,a procession of the DMK-led front of which Congress is a constituent was taken out. Narayanasamy and other leaders took part. Rangasamy, who was replaced as Chief Minister following a sustained revolt against him by almost all Congress legislators in August last, is keeping silent on his strategy.
On his meeting with Rangasamy, Narayanasamy said his response was 'encouraging and positive.' This is the first time that Narayanasamy is fighting the polls although he had been Rajya Sabha member thrice in 1985, 1991 and 2003. He became Central Minister last year.
First Published: Apr 20, 2009 15:29 IST