4 seats by-poll: CM to campaign from May 1

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami will launch his campaign on May 1 in support of the party candidates contesting the by-election to four Assembly constituencies - Sulur, Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram and Tirupparankundram. A party release said the CM will be on the campaign trail for eight days in the four Assembly constituencies where by-election takes place on May 19.

VP Kandasamy, the President of Coimbatore Rural district Puratchi Thalaivi Amma Peravai will be the candidate in Sulur while Karur District Youth Wing head VV Senthil Nathan will face the bye-polls from Aravakurichi. Avaniapuram area secretary S Muniyandi will contest in the Tirupparankundram Assembly seat and P Mohan, Joint Secretary of Thoothukudi North district AIADMK is the candidate for the Ottapidaram reserved constituency.

There were 22 assembly seats that were vacant and by-elections for 18 were held on April 18. While the four seats will go to polls on May 19, counting of votes in all 22 will be taken up on May 23.