Puducherry Assembly poll 2016: CPI releases list of candidates

CPI, a constituent of People's Welfare Alliance (PWA) here, on Thursday announced its candidates for the 16 May Assembly polls in Puducherry

PTI April 21, 2016 17:15:52 IST
Puducherry Assembly poll 2016: CPI releases list of candidates

Puducherry: CPI, a constituent of People's Welfare Alliance (PWA) here, on Thursday announced its candidates for the 16 May Assembly polls.

Puducherry Assembly poll 2016 CPI releases list of candidates

File image of Puducherry elections. AFP

CPI is contesting from seven constituencies.

Releasing the list at a press conference here, party Puducherry unit Secretary R Viswanathan said he would seek election from Kamaraj Nagar constituency.

The other CPI nominees are AITUC Puducherry unit General Secretary V S Abishegam (Mudaliarpet), K Murugan (Muthialpet), K Sedhuselvam (Thattanchavady), A Devasagayam (Uzhavarkarai), N Mohan alias Veerayyan (Nellithope) and K Tamizhalagan (Neduncadu reserved).

PWA's other partners VCK will contest from seven seats DMDK five, CPI(M) four, MDMK four and RSP one.

PWA would also support two independents.

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