CHENNAI: On day one of filing applications for AIADMK ticket to contest the Assembly elections, Ministers and party functionaries vied with each other in submitting applications on behalf of party leader and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
Over 20 Ministers, including Finance Minister and AIADMK treasurer O Panneerselvam, sought Jayalalithaa’s nomination from their respective constituencies.
A few thousands of applications were received by party aspirants and they should file the filled in applications by February 3. Seven counters have been opened for distributing the applications for Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry Union Territory while two counters are functioning for receiving the filled in applications.
Though the distribution of form was scheduled to start at 10.30 am, large number of party functionaries gathered at the AIADMK headquarters a couple of hours earlier. District secretaries, former MLAs, leaders of local bodies and office bearers of various wings were waiting in long queues. The first application was received by party presidium E Madhusudhanan. Many functionaries have filed more than one application in the name of Jayalalithaa.
DMK to receive papers from jan 24
Chennai: The DMK will begin receiving nominations from its members from January 24 to contest the 2016 Assembly elections, party general secretary K Anbazhagan announced on Wednesday. The last date for filing nominations would be February 10, Anbazhagan said and added that the nomination fees for general constituencies would be Rs 25,000 and Rs 15,000 for reserved seats.