By-poll in 4 seats: Stalin chairs high-level meet

Chennai: DMK president M K Stalin today held a meeting with the party’s coordinators for the Tiruparankundram and Ottapidaram by-polls which are scheduled to be held 19 May.

Senior DMK leaders including party treasurer Durai Murugan, Kanimozhi and I Periasamy were present during the consultative meeting held at Anna Arivalayam.

He will be meeting the coordinators of Sulur and Aravakurichi later this evening. Sources said Stalin will begin his campaign on 1 May at Ottapidaram and will finish the first phase of canvassing 8 May at Aravakurichi.

Meanwhile, the ruling AIADMK invited applications from aspiring candidates to contest the forthcoming by-polls to the four assembly constituencies. In a statement released yesterday, the AIADMK said the candidates have been directed to collect the application forms 21 April by
paying Rs 25,000 and submit the filled-in forms the same day.

NT Bureau