The new seven candidates fielded in place of the earlier ones are: B. Satyanarayanan (T. Nagar), S. Semmalai (Mettur), N. Murugumaran (Kattumanarkoil), S. Pounraj (Poompuhar), O.S. Manian (Vedaranyam), S. Kamaraj (Mannarkudi) and A. Nanjil Murugesan (Nagercoil).
In Puducherry, M. Shankar (Thirubuvanai), G. Murugaian (Thirunallar) and K.A.U. Asana (Karaikal South) will be the official candidates instead of those announced earlier. [Top contest of Tamil Nadu poll 2016: J Jayalalithaa vs C Devi in RK Nagar]
On Monday, the AIADMK leader announced candidates for 227 of the 234 seats in Tamil Nadu and all 30 seats in Puducherry for the May elections.