DMK’s ally Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) announced the candidature of former MP A Ganeshamurthi from the Erode constituency for the April 18 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu on March 16.
Ganeshamurthi is a two-time MP who had represented Palani in the 12th Lok Sabha (1998) and Erode during the 2009-14 period. “Ganeshamurthi is contesting from Erode as MDMK candidate, on behalf of the DMK-led secular progressive alliance,” MDMK founder Vaiko said in a statement.
MDMK has been allotted the Erode constituency, even as DMK President MK Stalin has assured one Rajya Sabha seat to his party’s ally. Tamil Nadu has a total of 39 Lok Sabha seats.