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The News Minute | January 15, 2015 | 07.20 pm IST Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK Friday named S.Valarmathi as its candidate for the Srirangam assembly constituency, held earlier by former chief minister J.Jayalalithaa, for the Feb 13 by-poll. In a statement issued here, AIADMK said Valarmathi sought Jayalalithaa's blessings after being nominated as the candidate for the by-poll. Valarmathi will be crossing swords with DMK's N.Anand who had lost to Jayalalithaa by around 40,000 votes in the 2011 assembly election. The by-poll was necessitated following the disqualification of Jayalalithaa, who was convicted in a corruption case last year. Meanwhile DMK president M.Karunanidhi in a statement issued Friday appealed to all the parties in the state to support Anand in the by-poll. With IANS

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