M Karunanidhi to contest from native Tiruvarur
DMK president M Karunanidhi will contest from his native Tiruvarur constituency for the May 16 Assembly polls, seeking a successive term from the rural seat.
The 92-year-old veteran will also launch his election campaign from Saidapet here on April 23, according to his campaign schedule released by the party today. Though the party is yet to release the list of its candidates for the 176 seats it is contesting, Karunanidhi’s choice of seat has been mentioned in his tour itinerary. He will file his nomination at Tiruvarur on April 25 and also address a public meeting the same day. A five-time chief minister, Karunanidhi represents Tiruvarur in the outgoing 14th Assembly, dominated by AIADMK, which he chose in 2011 after contesting in constituencies from Chennai for a long time.