DMK president M K Stalin will seek a third term from his Kolathur constituency here for the April 6 assembly elections while son Udhayanidhi will make his electoral debut this time, as the opposition party is pitted in a direct fight with arch-rival AIADMK in over a 100 seats.
Nearly half of the 173 nominees were sitting MLAs representing various constituencies, according to the list released by Stalin at a press conference at DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam here, on the day the nomination process started. Udhayanidhi will fight from the Chepauk-Triplicane constituency, represented by the late J Anbazhagan who succumbed to Covid-19 last year. Udhayanidhi, an actor-producer, is a third generation politician from the DMK’s first family, following the footsteps of his late grandfather and former DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi and father Stalin.
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