TN polls: Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi to file nominations today

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Chennai, April 25: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and DMK president and former chief minister K Karunanidhi will file their nominations for the May 16 Assembly election in Tamil Nadu.

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Last Friday (April 22) was the first day of filing of nomination and as many as 83 candidates, including seven women, submitted their papers.


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Jayaylalithaa, who is eyeing a record sixth stint as the chief minister this year, is contesting from R K Nagar at Tondiarpet. She is expected to file her nomination at the Greater Chennai Corporation's zonal office by noon. The day is considered to be auspicious---a factor which plays a big role in politics in these parts.

The ruling party's other candidates are likely to file their nominations on Thursday (April 28), sources said. The party has fielded a total of 227 candidates in this election. The total number of constituencies in Tamil Nadu is 234.

Jayalalithaa had won from R K Nagar by a record 1.52 lakh votes in June last year to return as the CM of the southern state.

Karunanidhi to file nomination from Tiruvarur

Nonagenarian Karunanidhi who is campaigning at public meetings and along roadsides, will file his nomination from Tiruvarur from where he contested in 2011.

The final day of filing nominations is April 29 and they will be scruitinised the following day.

The last day of withdrawing nominations is May 2.

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