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Lok Sabha elections 2019: AIADMK releases list of seats to be contested by it and allies

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest from five seats: Kanniyakumari, Sivaganga, Coimbatore, Ramanathapuram and Thoothukkudi.

lok sabha elections Updated: Mar 17, 2019 15:26 IST
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The Palaniswamy-led AIADMK said it will contest from 20 seats.(PTI/File Photo)

The ruling AIADMK on Sunday released the list of Lok Sabha constituencies that the party and its allies would contest from in the upcoming general elections.

In a statement here, the AIADMK said it will contest from 20 seats: Salem, Namakkal, Krishnagiri, Erode, Karur, Tiruppur, Pollachi, Arani, Thiruvannamalai, Chidambaram, Perambalur, Theni, Madurai, Nilgiris, Tirunelveli, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chennai South.

Notably, the AIADMK currently holds 37 of the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu. The PMK has been allotted seven seats: Dharmapuri, Villupuram, Arakkonam, Cuddalore, Chennai Central, Dindigul and Sriperumbudur.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest from five seats: Kanniyakumari, Sivaganga, Coimbatore, Ramanathapuram and Thoothukkudi.

The DMDK has been allotted four seats: Kallakuruchi, Tiruchirappalli, Chennai North and Virudhunagar.The TMC will contest from three seats: Thanjavur, PT (Tenkasi) and PNK (Vellore).The lone Puducherry seat has been allotted to NR Congress.

Tamil Nadu will go to polls on April 18.

First Published: Mar 17, 2019 15:26 IST