EPS-OPS finalise seats as AIADMK releases first list of candidates

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will fight from Edappadi, while the deputy CM, O Panneerselvam, will contest from Bodinayakanur

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswamy. | File Photo: PTI

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Friday released its first list of candidates for the Tamil Nadu assembly election, which will be held in a single phase on April 6.

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Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (EPS) will fight from Edappadi, while the deputy CM, O Panneerselvam (OPS), will contest from Bodinayakanur constituency.

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D Jayakumar will contest from Royapuram, CV Shanmugam from Viluppuram, SP Shanmuganathan from Srivaikuntam, and S Thenmozhi from Nilakottai (SC).

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Meanwhile, deadlock continues between the Congress and DMK over seat-sharing. The Congress was allotted 41 seats in the 2016 election, but this time the party wants at least 50 seats. Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily was in Chennai on Friday (March 5). Moily said that talks with the DMK were on and that they would reach a conclusion either on Friday or Saturday.

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