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Tamil Nadu polls: DMK releases candidates list, Stalin’s son to contest from Chepauk-Triplicane

As many as 187 candidates (including allies) will be contesting on DMK's symbol - the rising sun.

By: Express Web Desk | Chennai |
Updated: March 12, 2021 4:32:09 pm
Stalin, MK Stalin, DMKDMK president M K Stalin at former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's memorial at Chennai's Marina Beach.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Friday released the list of 173 candidates for the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls on April 6. The list, released by party president MK Stalin, retains most sitting MLAs including seniors Durai Murugan, K N Nehru, K Ponmudi and MRK Panneerselvam–all former ministers, besides others.

As many as 187 candidates (including allies) will be contesting on DMK’s symbol – the rising sun.

Making his election debut, Udhyanidhi Stalin, the youth-wing secretary of DMK and MK Stalin’s son will be contesting from Chepauk-Triplicane constituency. MK Stalin will be contesting from Kolathur constituency for the third time.

Before releasing the list, Stalin had visited former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s memorial at Chennai’s Marina Beach to offer prayers.

Addressing a press conference at the DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam, Stalin said he will file his nomination on March 15 and embark on the next leg of the campaign.

Here is the full list of DMK candidates and their constituency for the Assembly polls:

  • T Manothangaraj – Padmanabhapuram
  • N Sureshrajan – Nagercoil
  • S Austin – Kanniyakumari
  • M Appavu – Radhapuram
  • M Abdul Wahab – Palayankottai
  • R Avudaiyappan – Ambasamudram
  • A S S Lakshmanan – Tirunelveli
  • Poongothai Aladi Aruna – Alankulam
  • E Raja – Sankarankoil (Independent candidate)
  • M C Shanmugayya – Ottapidaram (Independent)
  • Anitha A Radhakrishnan – Tiruchendur
  • P Geetha Jeevan – Thoothukudi
  • G V Markandeyan – Vilathikulam
  • R S Raja Kannapan – Mudhukulathur
  • K Katharbatcha Muthuramalingam – Ramanathapuram
  • C Murugesan – Paramakudi (Independent)
  • Thangam Thennarasu – Thiruchuzhi
  • K K S S R Ramachandran – Aruppukottai
  • A R R Srinivasan – Viridhunagar
  • C L Thangapandian – Rajapalayam
  • Kambam Ramakrishnan – Kambam
  • Thanga Tamilselvan – Bodinayakanur
  • K S Saravanakumar – Periyakulam (Independent)
  • A Maharajan – Andipatti
  • M Manimaran – Tirumangalam
  • C Chinnamal – Madurai West
  • Palanivel Thiyagarajan – Madurai Central
  • K Thalapathi – Madurai North
  • A Venkatesan – Cholavandhan (Independent)
  • P Moorthy – Madurai East
  • A Tamilarasi – Manamadurai (Independent)
  • K R Periyakaruppan – Thirupathur
  • Meyyanathan – Alankudi
  • S Raghupathi – Thirumayam
  • Muthuraja – Pudukottai
  • M Palaniyappan – Viralimalai
  • N Ashok Kumar – Peravoorani
  • K Annadurai – Pattukottai
  • M Ramachandran – Orathanadu
  • T K G Neelamegam – Thanjavur
  • Durai Chandrasekaran – Thiruvaiyaru
  • K Anbazhagan – Kumbakonam
  • Kovi Chezhian – Thiruvidaimadurai (Independent)
  • S Jothiraman – Nannilam
  • Poondi K Kalaivanan – Thiruvarur
  • T R B Raja – Mannargudi
  • S K Vedarathnam – Vedaranyam
  • Nivetha M Murugan – Poompuhar
  • M Panneerselvam – Sirkazhi (Independent)
  • Durai K Saravanan – Bhuvanagiri
  • M R K Panneerselvam – Kurinjipadi
  • K Ayyappan – Cuddalore
  • Sabha Rajendran – Neyveli
  • C V Ganesan – Thittakudi (Independent)
  • K S K Kannan – Jeyankondam
  • S S Sivashankar – Kunnam
  • M Prabhakaran – Perambalur (Independent)
  • C Stalinkumar – Thuraiyur (Independent)
  • N Thiyagarajan – Muchiri
  • C Kathiravan – Manachanallur
  • A Selanthara Pandian – Lalgudi
  • Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi – Thiruverumbur
  • Iniko Hrudayarajan – Trichy East
  • K N Nehru – Trichy West
  • M Pazhaniyandi – Thiruvarangam
  • R Manikkam – Kulithalai
  • K Sivagamasundari – Krishnarayapuram (Independent)
  • Senthil Balaji – Karur
  • Monjanur R Elango – Aravakurichi
  • S Gandhirajan – Vedachandur
  • M A Andi Ambalam – Natham
  • E Periyasami – Aathur
  • R Chakkarapani – Ottanchandram
  • I P Senthilkumar – Palani
  • R Jeyaram Krishnan – Madathukulam
  • K Varadarajan – Pollachi
  • Kurichi Prabakaran – Kinatthukadavu
  • N Karthik – Singanallur
  • Karthikeya Sivasenapathi – Singanallur
  • V N Shanmugasundaram – Kovai North
  • Payya alias R Krishnan – Kavundampalayam
  • K Selvaraj – Tiruppur South
  • T R Shanmugasundaram – Mettupalayam
  • S Kasilingam – Cuddalore (Independent)
  • K Ramachandran – Gobichettipalayam
  • A G Venkatachalam – Anthiyur
  • K P Durairaj – Bhavani
  • M P Saminathan – Kangeyam
  • Kayalvizhi Selvaraj – Tarapuram (Independent)
  • Subbalakshmi – Modakurichhi
  • C Mutthusami – Erode West
  • M Venkatachalam – Kumarapalayam
  • K S Moorthy – Paramathi Vellore
  • P Ramalingam – Namakkal
  • K Ponnusami – Senthamangalam
  • M Mathiventhan – Rajipuram (Independent)
  • A K Tharun – Veerapandi
  • A S Saravanan – Salem South
  • R Rajendran – Salem North
  • Selathampatti A Rajendran – Salem West
  • K M Rajesh – Sangagiri
  • T Sampathkumar – Edappadi
  • S Srinivasaperumal – Mettur
  • C Thamizhselvan – Yercaud
  • Jeeva Stalin – Aathur (Independent)
  • Rekha Priyadarshini – Gengavalli (Independent)
  • T Udayasooriyan – Sankarapuram
  • Vasantham Karthikeyan – Rishivandhiyam
  • A J Manikannan – Ulandurpettai
  • K Ponmudi – Thirukoviloor
  • N Pugazhendi – Vikravandi
  • R Lakshmanan – Villupuram
  • P Seethapathi – Tindivanam (Independent)
  • R Masilamani – Mayilam
  • K S Masthan – Gingee
  • S Ambedkumar ITI –  Vandavasi (Independent)
  • O Jyothi – Seyyar
  • S S Anbazhagan – Arani
  • K V Sekaran – Polur
  • P C T Saravanan – Kalasapakkam
  • K Picchandi – Kizhpennathur
  • A V Velu – Thiruvannamalai
  • M P Giri – Sengam (Independent)
  • M Prabhu Rajashekar – Pappireddipatti
  • Thadangam P Subramani – Dharmapuri
  • P N P Inbashekaran – Pennagaram
  • P K Murugan – Palakkad
  • Prakash – Ochur
  • P Murugan – Vepanahalli
  • T Senguttavan – Krishnagiri
  • T Mathiyazhagan – Parchur
  • A Nallathambi – Thirupathur
  • K Devaraji – Jolarpettai
  • A C Vilvanathan – Ambur
  • V Amalu – Gudiyatham (Independent)
  • K Seetharaman – Kizhvaithinankuppam
  • A P Nandakumar – Anaikattu
  • P Karthikeyan – Vellore
  • J S Eswaran – Arcat
  • R Gandhi – Ranipettai
  • Duraimurugan – Katpadi
  • C V M P – Ezhilarasan – Kancheepuram
  • K Sundar – Utthiramenur
  • Varalakshmi Madhusudhanan – Chengalpattu
  • S R Raja – Tambaram
  • E Karunanidhi – Pallavaram
  • T M Anbarasan – Alandur
  • S Aravind Ramesh – Sholinganallur
  • C M Nassar – Avadi
  • A Krishnasami – Puvirundavelli
  • V G Rajendran – Thiruvallur
  • S Chandran – Tiruttani
  • T G Govindarajan – Gummidipoondi
  • K P Shankar – Tiruvottriyur
  • S Sudarsanam – Madhavaram
  • Joseph Samuel – Ambattur
  • Karambakkam K Ganapthy – Maduravayal
  • T Velu – Mylapore
  • J Karunanidhi – T Nagar
  • M Subramanian – Saidapet
  • A M V Prabhakar Raja – Virugambakkam
  • M K Mohan – Anna Nagar
  • N Ezhilan – Thousand Lights
  • Udhayanidhi Stalin – Thiruvallikeni – Chepauk
  • P K Shekar Babu – Duraimugam
  • Jathim R Moorthy – Royapuram
  • E Paranthaman – Ezhamboor (Independent)
  • Nayakam Kavi – Thiru.Vi.Ka Nagar (Independent)
  • A Vettri Azhagan – Villivakkam
  • R T Shekhar – Perambur
  • J J Ebenezar – R K Nagar
  • M K Stalin – Kolathur

(With PTI inputs)

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