AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, and co-coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami have released the list of 20 candidates for Lok Sabha elections and 18 candidates for the Assembly by-elections, both scheduled for 18 April.
M Thambidurai will seek re-election from Karur, while PVenugopal, and J Jeyavardhan, MPs from Tiruvallur (SC)and South Chennai respectively, will contest again from thesame constituencies.
P Ravindranathkumar, son of Deputy Chief Minister OPanneerselvam, will contest from Theni constituency.Similarly, C Mahendran, sitting MP from Pollachi, anAIADMK stronghold for the past over four decades, will fightagain from the same seat.
N R Sivapathi, a former Minister has been fieldedfrom Perambalur and former MP and party's Organising SecretaryP H Manoj Pandian will contest from Tirunelveli.
The candidates for the 18 Assembly constituencies are:
Poonamallee (R) – Vaidyanathan
Perambur – R S Rajesh
Tiruporur – Tirukazhukundram S Arumugam
Sholinghur – G Sampath
Gudiyatham (R) – Kaspa R Murthy
Ambur – R Jothiramalingaraja
Hosur – Jothi Balakrishna Reddy
Pappireddypatti – A Govindasamy
Harur (R) – V Sampathkumar
Nilakottai (R) – S Thenmozhi
Tiruvarur – R Jeevanandam
Thanjavur – R GandhiMana
madurai (R) – S Nagarajan
Andipatti – A Logirajan
Periyakulam (R) – M Murugan
Sathur – M S R Rajavarman
Paramakudi (R) – N Sadanparabhakar
Vilathikulam – P Chinnappan