Civic polls: AIADMK releases first list of candidates

Chennai: The principal opposition AIADMK has announced the first list of candidates for the upcoming local body elections even as the seat sharing talks between the AIADMK and the BJP is underway.

In a statement, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and joint coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswami announced the candidates for the post of Councillors in nine districts where the polls are due on 6 and 9 October.

Also, two former MLAs Mythili Thirunavukarasu and Walajahbad Ganesan have been appointed as additional election managers for Kancheepuram district.

Meanwhile, BJP State president K Annamalai has ruled out any hitches in seat-sharing talks with AIADMK for the civic polls.  ‘Seat-sharing talks are progressing in a smooth manner,’ he told journalists.


NT Bureau