2019 general elections: AIADMK names six sitting MPs in its list of contestants

Chennai: After holding crucial discussions and making last-minute changes, Dravidian major AIADMK yesterday announced the candidates list for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The list contains many prominent names and some new faces as well.


Six sitting MPs, including Deputy Speaker S Thambidurai (Karur) and Dr J Jayavardhan (South Chennai), figure in the AIADMK’s candidates list for the Lok Sabha elections.

AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, and co-coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami released the list of candidates in which Panneerselvam’s son, P Ravindranath Kumar, has been given the party ticket from his home turf of Theni.

The children of a few other party leaders, including former Speaker P H Pandian’s son P H Manoj Pandian (Tirunelveli), were also given seats.

AIADMK assistant coordinator K P Munusamy will contest from Krishnagiri. Son of AIADMK’s Madurai North MLA Rajan Chellappa, and secretary of the AIADMK’s IT wing, was also the mayor of Madurai, V V R Raj Sathyan, has been given a ticket to the Madurai parliamentary constituency.

Balasubramani Muniyandi