In Tamiladu where polls are scheduled on April 6th , Final list of candidates in fray been disclosed by ECI
As per announcement Karur Assembly seat will have the maximum number of 84 contestants and Valparai constituency, sandwiched between the Anamalai Tiger reserve and Pollachi, will have just 6 candidates vying for the post of MLA.
In Kolathur, where the DMK chief Stalin, 36 candidates would be in the fray.
Sitting Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami will be contesting in Edapadai and will have 28 contestants.
In Capital city Chennai, a total of 393 candidates will contest polls from the 16 assembly constituencies.
RK Nagar and Saidapet constituency have 31 and 30 candidates respectively.
As many as 87 women are contesting in Chennai with Egmore having the highest number of 10 candidates.
Also one transgender candidate will be contesting in Mylapore.
According to ECI release a total of 634 nominations were filed for the 16 constituencies.
Close to 250 nominations were filed on the last day alone.
“Several nominees filed more than one nomination as the rules allow four nominations from each candidate.
Also, there were substitute candidates. After the scrutiny, repeat nominations would be rejected.
The actual number of candidates is lesser than the total nominations filed,” an EC official said.
The official added that the symbols for independent candidates will be allocated in a few days.
Meanwhile The ECI had allotted the pot symbol for the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK).
During the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the party contested in the same symbol and their request to retain it was accepted by the ECI, the official said.