Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Monday announced the first list of candidates for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
On the list are: P Senguttuvan (Vellore constituency), H Hari (Arakkonam), R Vanaroja (Tiruvannamalai) and V Elumalai (Arni).
Senguttuvan, a senior advocate, is presently the Public Prosecutor and the joint secretary of the AIADMK advocates’ wing in the district. He has been a member of the AIADMK for the past 34 years, right from his student days at the Madras Law College in 1980. Senguttuvan did his pre-university at the Voorhees College here and went to Annamalai Uiversity to pursue BA and later MA in Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi. Later,he studied law at the Madras Law College and ML at Annamalai University. He said he had authored books on civil procedure code and criminology.
Senguttuvan’s wife Jayanthi, an M Com graduate is an employee of LIC while their son Manoj, an engineering graduate, is employed in an IT company in Chennai. His daughter is presently studying in class 10.
G Hari, an advocate, is the candidate for the Arrakkonam constituency.
Fifty-year-old Hari is a practicing advocate at a Tiruthani court.
He holds a post graduate degree in law. Earlier, he represented the party as the Tiruthani MLA during 2006-2011. At present, he is the district secretary of the MGR Manram (Tiruthani North). A native of Kuppankadiagai village in Thiruvalangadu block near Tiruthani, he is married to Usharani and has three daughters, two of them employed in IT companies in Chennai after their engineering graduation. The third daughter is pursuing a B Sc degree in a private college.
Fifty-one-year-old R Vanaroja, who has been named as the candidate for Tiruvannamalai constituency, is a post graduate and Tiruvannamalai district (south) AIADMK Women’s Wing secretary. Hailing from Mudaliar community and a native of Neepadurai village in Chengam taluk, Vanaroja joined the party in 1989 and also held the post of headquarters executive member in 1998. Her husband N Shanmugam was the former party union secretary of Chengam.
Since 2013, she had been holding the post of vice-president of the Vellore-Tiruvannamalai Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union.
V Elumalai (58), who is the candidate for Arni constituency, is the former party MLA of Gingee constituency. He is presently the district secretary of Villupuram District (North) MGR Mantram.
A native of Annamangalam near Gingee, Elumalai contested in ‘seval’ symbol in 1989 elections but lost it. He was again fielded by the party supremo in 2001 and won the election in Gingee constituency. He is an undergraduate in commerce and law.
Muthaliyar by community, Elumalai held the post of secretary of the AIADMK Students Wing, Villupuram, during his college days. His wife Raja Rani is the present panchayat president of Annamangalam. They have a daughter and son, both doctors. s