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LAST-DITCH BID: The DMK candidate for the Tiruverambur constituency, K. N. Sekaran, filing his nomination in Tiruchi on Thursday. PHOTO: R. M. RAJARATHINAM.
LAST-DITCH BID: The DMK candidate for the Tiruverambur constituency, K. N. Sekaran, filing his nomination in Tiruchi on Thursday. PHOTO: R. M. RAJARATHINAM.

Special Correspondent

DMK MLA files papers for Tiruverambur constituency

TIRUCHI: There was a flurry of activity on the last day of filing of nominations for the Assembly elections with as many as 87 nominations being received for the nine constituencies in Tiruchi district on Thursday.

In all, a total of 163 nominations have been received for the nine constituencies. However, these included several dummies and multiple applications filed by a few candidates.

With most of the candidates of major political parties already having filed their nominations, Independents and candidates of smaller parties rushed to file their papers on Thursday.

Prominent among those who filed their nominations on Thursday were the sitting Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MLA and candidate for the Tiruverambur constituency, K. N. Sekaran, and the Congress candidate for the Thottiyam constituency, M. Rajasekar. Fourteen nominations were received for the Tiruverambur constituency including K. Thangamani of the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) and N. Parvathi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Six nominations were received for the Marungapuri constituency. B. T. Kumar of the Dravida Vizhupunarchi Kazhagam, who is contesting on a BJP symbol, filed his nomination apart from his dummy and four Independents.

In Thottiyam, eight nominations were filed. N. Natesan of the BJP and four other Independents entered the fray.

The DMDK candidate, M. Rajalingam, and C. Nagalingam of the BJP were among those who filed their papers for the Musiri constituency. Ten nominations were received in the constituency.

In Uppilliyapuram, eight persons filed their nominations including R. Mookan of the DMDK and R. Sivakumar of the BJP. Twelve persons including S. Ramu of the DMDK, his dummy and 10 Independents filed their papers for Lalgudi.

Eleven nominations were received for Srirangam. A. Periasamy of the Bahujan Samaj Party and S.Velusamy of the Samajwadi Party were among those who entered the fray, apart from nine Independents. In Tiruchi-I, seven persons, including six Independents filed their papers and 11 candidates, including nine Independents, in Tiruchi-II.

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