Karunanidhi to Contest From Native Tiruvarur in Assembly Polls
DMK Chief M Karunanidhi and his son and party Treasurer MK Stalin at a function in Chennai. (Photo: PTI)
DMK Chief M Karunanidhi and his son and party Treasurer MK Stalin at a function in Chennai. (Photo: PTI)

Karunanidhi to Contest From Native Tiruvarur in Assembly Polls

DMK President M Karunanidhi will contest from his native Tiruvarur constituency for the 16 May Assembly polls, seeking a successive term from the rural seat.

The 92-year-old veteran will also launch his election campaign from Saidapet in Chennai on 23 April, according to his campaign schedule released by the party on Tuesday.

Karunanidhi’s choice of seat has been decided even though the party is yet to release the list of its candidates for the remaining 175 seats it i contesting for.

He will file his nomination at Tiruvarur on 25 April and also address a public meeting the same day.

A five-time chief minister, Karunanidhi represents Tiruvarur in the outgoing 14th Assembly.

Game Plan in Tamil Nadu

In his three-phase election tour, Karunanidhi will campaign across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. He will address rallies in

  • Chennai
  • Erode
  • Vellore
  • Madurai
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Salem
  • Krishnagiri
  • Kancheepuram

The DMK President will wind up his tour in Tiruvarur, the party release said.

The party had drawn a blank in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, where it was virtually led by its Treasurer and Karunanidhi’s son, MK Stalin.


DMK treasurer, MK Stalin. (Photo Courtesy: <i>The News Minute</i>)
DMK treasurer, MK Stalin. (Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)

DMK has managed to stitch an alliance with Congress and two Muslim parties besides smaller outfits as its seeks to break AIADMK’s winning streak.

Karunanidhi is leading his party in one of the toughest electoral battles. In a multi-cornered contest, ruling party AIADMK and an alliance between PWF-DMDK-TMC will give DMK a run for its money.

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