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DMK fields two former Ministers for May 19 TN bypolls

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The DMK on Saturday named candidates for the May 19 bypolls to four Assembly constituencies in and fielded former Ministers N and V Senthil from and Aravakkurichi.

The party named P Saravanan and M C Shanmugaiah from Tirupparankundram and Ottappidaram (Reserved) constituencies respectively.

was Rural Industries in the DMK government from 2006-11 and was Transport between 2011-15 in the

had quit the TTV Dhinakaran-led Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam and joined the DMK on December 14 2018.

Balaji, who was elected from Aravakkurichi in 2016, was among the 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs for siding with Dhinakaran.

Saravanan, a based oncologist, had preferred an eleciton petition before the against A K Bose, who was elected in 2016.

Belonging to the AIADMK, died last year and he had represented Tirupparankundram seat in district.

The had recently set aside Bose's election and bypolls were notified by the days ago.

Of the 22 vacant Assembly seats, bypolls will be held to 18 constituencies on April 18 and the remaining four on May 19.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 20:00 IST