Staff Reporter

Ministers campaign for candidates

ERODE: The Union Minister of State for Textiles, E.V.K. S. Elangovan, State Handloom and Textiles Minister, N.K.K.P. Raja and the Highways and Ports Minister, M.P. Saminathan, on Tuesday campaigned for the candidates contesting for the byelections to the Ward 22 of the district panchayat council and Ward 7 of the Kodumudi Town Panchayat. The bypoll will be held on Thursday.

The Congress has fielded its candidate Sathyabama for the Ward 22. She is pitted against Sivagami of Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhgam (DMDK). The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam has not fielded its candidate.

For the Kodumudi Town Panchayat bypoll five candidates are in fray.

Heavy security has been deployed at both the wards. Over 70 polling booths have been set up for the bypoll. The campaign ended at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.