Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam president Vijaykanth has announced party candidates for polls to Thanjavur, Aravakurichi and Thirupparankundram Assembly constituencies.
The polls to Thanjavur and Aravakurichi and bypoll to Thirupparankumdram will all be held on November 19, it is to be noted.
The DMDK’s decision to remain the poll fray should go towards making the contest all the more interesting. The elections to the three seats — Thanjkavur, Aravakurichi and Tirupparankundram — would witness five- cornered contests as the BJP and PMK are also in the fray along with the Dravidian majors AIADMK and archrival DMK front in which Congress is an ally.
Aravai Muthu is DMDK’s candidate for Aravakurichi and V. Abdulla Sait, for Thanjavur. The party has fielded Dhanapandian in Thiruparamkundram. Chennai-based Abdulla Sait is a long-time Vijayakanth fan.
Polling in Aravakkurichi and Thiruparankundram constituencies were cancelled by the Election Commission following seizure of huge sums of money, irregularities and allegations of bribing voters and distribution of gifts by parties and candidates.
By-poll in Thirupparankundram was necessitated following the death of AIADMK’s Seenivel who passed away after winning the seat in the May 16 poll.