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Congress, BJP nominees, four others file papers

Contesting proposal: Sarubala R. Tondaiman, Congress candidate for the Tiruchi Lok Sabha constituency, filing her nomination papers with the Collector T. Soundiah in Tiruchi on Thursday; Below, BJP’s nominee Lalitha Kumaramangalam filing her nomination papers.

Contesting proposal: Sarubala R. Tondaiman, Congress candidate for the Tiruchi Lok Sabha constituency, filing her nomination papers with the Collector T. Soundiah in Tiruchi on Thursday; Below, BJP’s nominee Lalitha Kumaramangalam filing her nomination papers.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: M. Moorthy

Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: Six candidates, including the Congress and the Bharathiya Janata Party nominees, filed their nominations for the Tiruchi Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday.

Sarubala R. Tondaiman, the Congress candidate, was the first to file her nomination during the day. Accompanied by Transport Minister K. N. Nehru, Forest Minister N. Selvaraj and urban district Congress president Jerome Arockiaraj, she filed her nominations before the Collector and Returning Officer T. Soundiah.

Mrs. Tondaiman, who resigned recently as the Mayor, will be among the main contenders for the constituency, which is set to witness a multi-cornered contest. S. Tamizharasi filed her nomination as the Congress dummy.

Soon after, the BJP candidate Lalitha Kumaramangalam filed her nomination papers. Mrs. Kumaramangalam, sister of late former union minister Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, came in a procession to the Collectorate. Earlier, she garlanded the statues of Rathinavel Thevar and Mutharayer and also paid respect at the Major Saravanan memorial. A. Ilankumar Sampath filed nomination as the dummy candidate. Two Independents, P. Pathinathan and A. K. S. Mohammed Iqbal, also filed their nominations. Twenty-one candidates have filed their papers so far.

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