The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Saturday, said it received over 7,000 applications from party supporters seeking that its General Secretary and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa contest from their constituencies in the coming elections.
As many as 7,936 persons had requested that Jayalalithaa contest from their Assembly segments even as the party received a total of 26,000 applications from cadres aspiring to fight the polls on AIADMK ticket, a party release in Kanyakumari said.
As many as 17,698 aspirants in Tamil Nadu, 332 in Puducherry and 208 in Kerala have sought tickets to face the polls, it said, adding the party raked in Rs 28.40 crore from a total of 26,174 applications submitted with the party headquarters.
AIADMK had on January 20 started receiving filled-in applications from party cadres aspiring to contest the polls.
Today was the last day for submitting the applications.
Tamil Nadu, besides neighbouring Kerala and Puducherry, goes to the polls in about three months.