Congress candidates for Pondy announced

The Congress party announced candidates for the 16 seats that the party is contesting in Pondicherry for the upcoming assembly elections. The prominent among those whose candidancy was announced include Pondicherry chief minister N Rangaswamy from Thattanchavady, former chief minister V Vaithilingam from Nettapakam, Agriculture Minister A Namassivayam from Oulgaret, and Welfare Minister M Chandirakasu from Nedungadu. Malladi Krishna Rao who recently joined the party will be the parties candidate from Yanam. The Congress is contesting 16 out of the 30 seats as part of DPA alliance his election. Their other major partner, the DMK, has also announced its candidates for the 11 seats that it was alloted.

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