DMK names Rajya Sabha candidates

DMK announced its three candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in the state.In a statement issued, DMK President MK Stalin announced Tiruchi Siva, Andhiyur Selvaraj and NR Elango would be the party candidates for Rajya Sabha polls.

Six members of Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu - Sasikala Pushpa, Vijila Sathyanath, S Muthukaruppan, AKSelvaraj (all AIADMK), Tiruchi Siva of DMK and TK Rangarajan of the CPI-M - will retire on April 2, the Election Commission had said.As per the Election Commission's schedule for biennial elections, the poll will be held on March 26 and counting of votes will happen on the same day.

The ruling AIADMK has 125 members (including the Speaker) in the Assembly and the DMK and its allies have 106 members (DMK 98, Congress 7 and IUML 1).Hence both the parties - AIADMK and DMK - can win three seats each.