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Stuck in Squabbles, Congress Yet to Hit the Street

If sources are to be believed, one of the constituencies that all factions are eyeing is Mylapore in Chennai.

Published: 24th April 2016 09:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2016 10:24 AM   |  A+A-

MADURAI: Only about three weeks are left for what is turning out to be one of the toughest election in the recent times and almost all candidates have hit the street. Almost all, barring the Congress.

The national party that is contesting from 41 seats in the DMK-led coalition is yet to announce candidates for eight seats, which, sources say, is due to the lobbying by various factions.

If sources are to be believed, one of the constituencies that all factions are eyeing is Mylapore in Chennai. The names that are making the rounds here are actor-politician Khushbu, who has the support of TNCC president EVKS, ‘Karate’ R Thiagarajan from the P Chidambaram faction, and former president KV Thangkabalu, who is trying to get for his son this seat where he contested and lost five years ago.

Incidentally, Khushbu had called on DMK president M Karunanidhi on Wednesday. Similarly, TNCC treasurer NS Ramachandran is reportedly seeking Maduravoyal constituency for his son. At Sivakasi in the Nadar belt, Elangovan is pushing the case of Ganesh, though former Virudhunagar MP, Manicka Tagore, is lobbying for the son of former MLA Chokkan son in same constituency.

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