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Last date to seek AIADMK ticket extended

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AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday extended the last date for submission of forms by cadres seeking party tickets to February 6.

In a statement here, she said that since hundreds of cadres had sought more time to submit applications, she had extended the deadline.

The party had begun accepting applications from cadres wanting to contest in the ensuing Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala on January 20.

The last day was Wednesday and hundreds of cadres thronged the AIADMK party office on Avvai Shanmugam Salai here seeking applications.

Many of those applying for tickets are youngsters.

Amma has been encouraging the youth in the party. Look at the age profile of MLAs and MPs there are many first-timers too. She wants us to serve the people and has been asking seniors to take party responsibilities so that they can offer suggestions and guidance,” said an advocate and hopeful who bought his application on Wednesday.

In the run up to the elections since many people might quit their parties and join others, every party has a system in place to decide on eligibility for tickets.

If they join the party beyond the date till applications are accepted, the executive committee is convened to take a decision.

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