CPM names 9 for Tamil Nadu

The CPM Wednesday declared its third list of candidates for the LS polls — nine from Tamil Nadu, three from Rajasthan and one each from Chhattisgarh and Andaman and Nicobar. The party has declared the names of 88 candidates so far.

The J Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK had recently snapped ties with the Left Front in Tamil Nadu over the issue of seat sharing. In the state, the CPM’s sitting LS member P R Natarajan would contest from Coimbatore and U Vasuki, a senior leader of the party’s women’s wing and a central committee member, will fight from North Chennai.

Other candidates include A V Bellarmin from Kanyakumari, who won the seat in 2004, B Vikaraman from Madurai, G Anandhan from Villipuram, K Sameulraj from Virudhunagar, N Pandi from Dindigul, S Sridhar from Trichy and S Thamizhselvi from Thanjavur.

In Rajasthan, Amara Ram will contest from Sikar, Indra Singh Punia from Churu, Pala Ram from Ganganagar. Surinder Lal Singh from Sarguja constituency, Chhattisgarh, and K G Das from Andaman and Nicobar.