Puducherry CM Narayanasamy launches campaign for Nellithope by-poll

Narayanasamy and the volunteers of the Congress and DMK offered worship at the Anandamuthu Mariamman temple in Nellithope.

By: PTI | Puducherry | Published:October 21, 2016 3:17 pm
puducherry, puducherry cm, Narayanasamy, puducherry cm Narayanasamy, Nellithope campaign,  Narayanasamy by-poll, india news Narayanasamy and the volunteers of the Congress and DMK offered worship at the Anandamuthu Mariamman temple in Nellithope before kickstarting the campaign. (Express Archive Photo)

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today launched his campaign for the crucial November 19 by-poll to Nellithope Assembly constituency. The AICC had yesterday announced his candidature for the Nellithope seat. Narayanasamy was sworn in as the tenth Chief Minister of Puducherry on June 6.

69-year-old Narayanasamy, who had served as Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office in the second UPA government and as MoS Parliamentary Affairs in UPA-I, did not contest the May 16 Assembly polls. A John Kumar of the Congress had vacated the seat to enable Narayanasamy contest a by-election before December 6 deadline for getting elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly.

Congress had a strength of 15 members and its ally DMK two in the 30-member Assembly before the resignation of John Kumar. Volunteers of the ruling Congress and also its alliance partner DMK participated in the campaign along with Narayanasamy, who is contesting against AIADMK’s Om Sakthi Segar, a former MLA.

Narayanasamy and the volunteers of the Congress and DMK offered worship at the Anandamuthu Mariamman temple in Nellithope before kickstarting the campaign. Senior AICC leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and party in-charge of Puducherry Mukul Wasnik would be campaigning for him soon, Narayanasamy told PTI.

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  1. K
    Kusumadharagowda
    Oct 27, 2016 at 10:07 pm
    C.M.Narayanaswamy will lose byelection of Nellithope.
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      Bakumbai
      Oct 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm
      This man has a dubious record in UPA. It will not be surprising if he loses.
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        Ram
        Oct 22, 2016 at 4:01 pm
        Hilllarious, dmk and congi crooks visiting temple! Man, you may upset Sonia add cabal, better visit a church and masjid instead of a temple. Commies may call you communal and start campaigning against you!
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          Sheik Mohamed
          Oct 21, 2016 at 11:14 am
          Let us wish Mr.N. Swamy good luck for his success in Bye-election.
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