Tamil Nadu poll 2016: Karti Chidambaram not to contest

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Chennai, April 19: As Tamil Nadu is slated to hold assembly elections on May 16, Monday, Congress is contesting on 41 seats by forging a pre-poll alliance with the DMK.

But one of the high-profile candidate is missing from the contest and he is former finance minister P Chidamabaram's son Karti Chidambaram.

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Karti Chidambaram

A media report said that Karti is not going to contest and has not even sought the ticket in the upcoming election.

On Sunday, April 11, Chidambaram expressed dissatisfaction on the seat-sharing with DMK for the May 16 assembly elections.

"In this election, we have been allotted only 41 seats to contest. Even in those 41 seats, we have been alloted seats which are not desired by us. We have been offered seats which we do not need," Chidambaram had said in Pudukottai.

"We do not know even if they (Congress) will field candidates as per our wish or those who cannot be accepted as candidates. But, we cannot neglect (contesting polls) it just by saying we are not happy," he had said at a party meeting.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President EVKS Elangovan reacted on former Union minister's remark and said, "he is a learned man and is a big genius. I do not want to comment on his remark."

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