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Vijayakanth gets drum symbol

Written by: Staff

Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, Apr 24 (UNI) Actor-turned politician Vijayakanth, who is testing the political waters from Vridhachalam, has been allotted the drum symbol to contest the May 8 Assembly elections.

A total of 14 candidates are left in the fray in the constituency after deadline for withdrawal of candidature ended at 1500 hrs today.

The process of allotment of free symbols to independents and registered parties was also completed.

While the actor was allotted the drum symbol, three independent candidates with the name 'Vijaykanth' had been allotted 'banana,' 'television' and 'ring' symbols.

Though the actor wanted a uniform symbol for all candidates of his party 'Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam' (DMDK) state Chief Electoral Officer Naresh Gupta had earlier indicated that it was not possible.

The DMDK is contesting in all 234 constituencies on its own.


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