On Wednesday, the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) launched its first checklist of 15 candidates for the April 6 Tamil Nadu meeting elections which included names of AIADMK legislators who had sided with Dhinakaran in 2018 and have been disqualified.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 08:39 AM IST
Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), a Tamil Nadu-based political occasion led by TTV Dhinakaran, is anticipated to launch its manifesto on Friday for the upcoming meeting election. The occasion is contesting these elections by itself after Dhinakaran’s aunt, expelled All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief VK Sasikala, introduced retirement from politics.
On Wednesday, the AMMK launched its first checklist of 15 candidates for the April 6 Tamil Nadu meeting elections which included names of AIADMK legislators who had sided with Dhinakaran in 2018 and have been disqualified. Former state ministers P Palaniappan, G Senthamizhan, and C Shanmugavelu will contest from Pappireddipatti, Saidapet and Madathukulam respectively, Dhinakaran stated in a launch.
A number of different former MLAs have been been named within the first checklist of the AMMK. Within the second checklist of fifty candidates launched on Thursday, the occasion introduced that Dhinakaran will contest the election from Kovilpatti constituency in Thoothukudi district.
He can be in direct contest with state info minister Kadambur Raju, the incumbent legislator from the constituency.
Dhinakaran, an impartial MLA, was elected from Dr Radhakrishnan (RK) Nagar meeting constituency in Chennai which fell vacant after late J Jayalalithaa’s loss of life in 2016, who represented the phase.
Earlier this week, the AMMK introduced a tie-up with Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and allotted three seats to it.
Within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, AMMK might handle simply 5 per cent of votes. Dhinakaran is the chief ministerial candidate for the AMMK which was floated in 2018 with supporters of his aunt VK Sasikala. The AIADMK in 2017 had expelled Sasikala and Dhinakaran.
Tamil Nadu with 234 meeting constituencies may have a single-phase elections on April 6 during which fronts led by arch-rivals AIADMK and DMK are the principle contenders. The counting of votes can be achieved on Could 2.
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