The ruling AIADMK will be contesting from 20 constituencies in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections
Chennai: The ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Sunday released the list of Lok Sabha constituencies that the party and its allies would contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
In a statement, the AIADMK said it would contest from 20 seats: Salem, Namakkal, Krishnagiri, Erode, Karur, Tiruppur, Pollachi, Arani, Thiruvannamalai, Chidambaram, Perambalur, Theni, Madurai, Nilgiris, Tirunelveli, Nagapattinam, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chennai South.
Notably, out of 39 seats in Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK currently holds 37 seats.
The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has been allotted seven seats: Dharmapuri, Villupuram, Arakkonam, Cuddalore, Chennai Central, Dindigul and Sriperumbudur.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest from five seats: Kanniyakumari, Sivaganga, Coimbatore, Ramanathapuram and Thoothukkudi.
The Vijayakanth-led Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) has been allotted four seats: Kallakuruchi, Tiruchirappalli, Chennai North and Virudhunagar.
The Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) will contest from three seats: Thanjavur, PT (Tenkasi) and PNK (Vellore).
The lone Puducherry seat has been allotted to NR Congress.
The voting for Tamil Nadu state will be held on April 18. The counting will happen on May 23, and the results will be declared on the same day.
(With inputs from PTI)
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Last Updated 17, Mar 2019, 3:09 PM