Congress list announced

Finally, the Congress party released its list of candidates for the TN Assembly election. The party decided to re-nominate 18 sitting MLAs. Prominent among those re-nominated are SR Balasubramanium, K. Paramalai, D. Yasodha, S. Maheswari and C. Gnanasekaran. Other candidates who were part of the list were Vishnu Prasad, son of TNCC chief Krishnasswamy, Vasantha Kumar, brother of former TNCC chief Kumari Ananthan, and Arul Anbarasu, son of Era. Anbarasu. Royapuram Manohar was selected as the Congress candidate for the lone seat in Chennai. As expected, the announcement led to some dissidence among a section of the state Congress. The activist of the Congress trade union, INTUC were particular disappointed with the selection of nominees. Also Congress veteran Mukta Srinivasan has decided to quit the party, expressing dismay at the announcement.

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2 comments so far

  1. Kaps on

    there were some hopes that karthi chidambaram will get a seat…not sure what happened.

  2. Eshwar S on

    Yes there was a lot of rumors that karthi chidambaram will get a seat. But the latest I hear was this wasn’t true and chidambaram is more keen on getting the youth congress position for his son.


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