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TN polls: Communist Party of India announces candidates for 6 seats

The CPI on Sunday announced its list of candidates for six seats it is contesting in alliance with the DMK

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Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Tamil Nadu election 2021
Tamil Nadu election 2021

The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday announced its list of candidates for six seats it is contesting in alliance with the DMK for the Assembly election next month.

The has fielded veteran leader Marimuthu for the Thiruthuraipoondi (Reserve) constituency.

Announcing the names of the candidates here, state secretary R Mutharasan said the party has nominated former MLA T Ramachandran, who is Krishnagiri district secretary, to seek re-election from the Thali constituency.

Former MLA P L Sundaram would contest from Bhavanisagar.

Ravi alias M Subramanian, who is Tiruppur district secretary of the party, would seek his electoral fortune from the Tiruppur north constituency while former MLAs M Arumugam and S Gunasekaran would contest from Vaalparai and Sivaganga constituencies, respectively.

Speaking to reporters, Mutharasan reiterated that the agreed to contest from six seats as it was determined to ensure the victory of the DMK-combine.

It has become vital in this election to keep the communal BJP away from gaining foothold in Tamil Nadu, he said.

To a question, he replied that the CPI would soon come out with its election manifesto.


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First Published: Sun, March 14 2021. 19:08 IST
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