Days after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam (OPS) filed his nomination papers from the Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha constituency on Monday, a total of five others, with the name ‘Panneerselvam’, filed their nominations as independent candidates.

According to the Election Commission’s data, the other five nominations were filed from Usilampatti in Madurai, South Kattur, Vagaikulam village, and Madurai Cholai Azhakupuram.

The former Chief Minister filed his nomination backed by BJP and its allies.

Speaking to the media, he said, “I am contesting in Ramanathapuram constituency on behalf of AIADMK Volunteer Rights Rescue Committee, I will strive to bring back all the projects that were lost in this constituency and not only that, I will take forward the problem of rescue of fishermen who are suffering daily in the coastal area. I told this to PM Modi, who will take office as Prime Minister for the third time.”

He further said that he would bring welfare schemes for the people of this constituency.

OPS is in alliance with the BJP and is contesting the seat as an independent after losing a case in Madras High Court for retaining the flag and letterhead of the AIADMK.

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Vani Mehrotra

Published On:

Mar 27, 2024

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