AIADMK names RS candidates; ACS, Kathir Anand from Vellore LS seat again

The ruling AIADMK and the main opposition DMK today renominated A C Shanmugam and Kathir Anand, respectively, as their candidates in Vellore Lok Sabha constituency, where election will be held on August 5.

The Election Commission of India announced a few days ago that election in Vellore Lok Sabha constituency will be conducted on August 5.

While the notification will be issued on July 11, last date for filing of nominations is July 18. The last date to withdraw them is July 22. Polling will be conducted on  August 5 and counting will happen on August 9.

The Lok Sabha polls in Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled following excess use of money power. It was  cancelled following recovery of huge amount of cash allegedly from DMK candidate’s office.

Meanwhile, AIADMK has announced A Mohammed John and N Chandrasekaran as the party’s candidates to contest in the Rajya Sabha elections.

The announcement was made after a consultation meeting held today. The AIADMK is eligible to nominate three candidates. Out of this it has alloted one seat to its alliance party PMK.

Meanwhile, DMK alliance candidates- MDMK’s Vaiko, M Shanmugham, general secretary of Labour Progressive Front (LPF), and advocate P Wilson filed their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections today.