Lok Sabha Election 2019

Candidates wind up first round of campaigning in Puducherry

AINRC founder N. Rangasamy canvassing votes for his party candidate K. Narayanasamy in Karuvadikuppam.

AINRC founder N. Rangasamy canvassing votes for his party candidate K. Narayanasamy in Karuvadikuppam.   | Photo Credit: S.S. Kumar

Parties to shift focus to rural areas; Cong. chief to launch campaign from Sederapet

The ruling Congress and the principal Opposition All India N R Congress have completed their first round of campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls in the town and suburban areas.

Congress candidate V. Vaithilingam along with Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy and PCC chief A. Namassivayam conducted roadshows in Muthialpet, Lawspet and Kalapet Assembly segments.

Mr. Vaithilingam will visit Mahe on Monday and in the subsequent two days will campaign in Karaikal region.

In a significant development, Mr. Namassivayam will conduct a separate campaign in rural constituencies starting Saturday. He would launch his campaign from Sederapet.

AINRC chief N. Rangasamy will wind up his whirlwind tour in town and sub urban areas seeking votes for his party candidate K. Narayanasamy on Saturday.

He would proceed to Karaikal on the same day evening and will be there for two days.


On his return from Karaikal region, the former Minister will tour rural constituencies, which is his stronghold. Mr. Rangasamy may launch his tour in rural parts from Nettapakkam constituency, which is the native of Mr. Vaithilingam.

Mr. Vaithilingam represented Nettapakkam constituency from 1985- 2011.

He moved to Kamaraj Nagar in 2011 Assembly elections after Nettapakkam was made a reserved constituency.

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