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DMK names candidates for Rajya Sabha elections

PTI
Published Mar 2, 2020, 8:55 am IST
Updated Mar 2, 2020, 8:55 am IST
Six Rajya Sabha seats from Tamil Nadu are falling vacant in April
DMK president Stalin and Rajya Sabha candidate Tiruchi Siva. (Twitter)
 DMK president Stalin and Rajya Sabha candidate Tiruchi Siva. (Twitter)

Chennai: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has announced its candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections. Party strongman 'Tiruchi' Siva has been renominated for the March 26 polls. 'Anthiyur' Selvaraj and N R Elango are the other two candidates, DMK president M K Stalin said in a statement.

Six Rajya Sabha seats from Tamil Nadu are falling vacant in April following the retirement of several members from the Upper House.

 

The MPs who would complete their terms are AIADMK’s S Muthukaruppan, A K Selvaraj, Vijila Sathyanath and expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa, who recently joined the BJP.

DMK's 'Tiruchi' Siva and CPM's T K Rangarajan are the other two.

The ruling AIADMK is yet to announce its candidates for the polls.

According to the Election Commission, the notification would be issued on March 6, the last date for filing of nominations is March 13. Polling is on March 26. The votes would be counted on the same day.

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