CPI has been allotted Tiruvarur, the native constituency of Karunanidhi from where the 92 year-old DMK President is seeking re-election.

PWF announces further list of constituencies VCK nominee to take on Amma at RK Nagar
news TN2016 Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 20:04

PWF constituent VCK nominee will take on AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at RK Nagar constituency in Chennai while another partner of the alliance CPI candidate faces off with DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi at his native Tiruvarur in May 16 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

A day after the alliance's lead partner DMDK announced its candidates for 40 of the 104 seats it is contesting, other constituents of the four-party People's Welfare Front (PWF) and G K Vasan-led Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) on Thursday finalised the constituencies for them.

The seat-sharing agreement in the combine is 104 for DMDK, 29 for MDMK, 26 for TMC and 25 each for VCK, CPI(M) and CPI.

All four leaders of PWF, MDMK founder Vaiko, VCK leader Thol.Thirumavalavan, state Secretaries of CPI (M) and CPI, G Ramakrishnan and R Mutharasan, respectively, and TMC senior leader B Gnanadesikan released their parties' list of constituencies in Chennai.

The five leaders read out the list finalised after talks and a VCK nominee will face Jayalalithaa from R K Nagar seat in this city from where she is seeking re-election.

CPI has been allotted Tiruvarur, the native constituency of Karunanidhi from where the 92 year-old DMK President is seeking re-election.

Mutharasan said that all PWF constituents vied for R K Nagar but later they decided to allot the seat to VCK.

CPI leader C Mahendran had unsuccessfully contested against Jayalalithaa in the June 27 bypoll held here which she won with a margin of over 1.5 lakh votes post her acquittal in a disproportionate assets case.

Mutharasan said the candidates list was likely to be released by April 16 or 17.

Vaiko, also PWF coordinator, said of the 29 seats allotted to his party, one each will be given to two small outfits, Tamizhar Munnetra Padai and Tamil Puligal Katchi.

He said he will release the list of his party's candidates on April 16 after interviewing ticket aspirants tomorrow.

MDMK's constituencies include Poonamallee, Harbour, Thousand Lights, Arcot, Gingee, Erode West, Dharapuram, Mannargudi, Madurai South, Palayamkottai and Colachel.

VCK will field its candidates from R K Nagar, Mylam, Oothangarai, Rasipuram and Paramakudi among others.

CPI (M) has been allotted Maduravoyal, Perambur, Harur (R) and Coimbatore South among others.

CPI will seek its fortunes from segments including Tiruvarur, Saidapet, Gudiyatham, Thali, Valparai and Avinashi.

TMC will fight from Mylapore, Katpadi, Anaicut, Salem North and Thenkasi among others.

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