DMK Allies Get Constituencies; Stalin Launches Campaign

The DMK completed the allocation of constituencies with three more allies.

Published: 08th April 2016 11:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2016 11:42 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The DMK on Friday completed the allocation of constituencies with three more allies - Puthiya Thamizhagam, IUML and Manithaneya Makkal Katchi, while party treasurer MK Stalin launched his campaign in RK Nagar where Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is seeking re-election. 
Stalin, who announced that the party's election manifesto would be released on April 10, carried out a door to door visit in the constituency and distributed pamphlets to the people.
Earlier in the day, Puthiya Thamizhagam president K Krishnasamy, IUML Khader Mohideen and MMK's MH Jawahirullah met DMK president and signed the agreement for allocation of their respective constituencies. So far, the DMK has allocated 55 constituencies to four allies, including the Congress. Stalin has said constituencies for the rest of the allies would be identified within a day or two.
Puthiya Thamizhagam got Ottapidaram, Srivilliputhur, Vasudevanallur and Krishnarayapuram while IUML has been given Vaniyambadi, Kadayanallur, Poompuhar, Villupuram and Manapparai. The MMK got Ramanathapuram, Ambur, Nagapattinam, Thondamuthur and Ulundurpet.
Interestingly, the Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi, the splinter group of MMK, announced candidates for its two constituencies - Oddanchathiram and Kadayanallur. While Haroon Rasheed would be contesting from Oddanchathiram, party leader Thamimun Ansari will be contesting from Kadayanallur where a  candidate from his parent party MMK will be pitted against him.

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