Lok Sabha polls: Tamil Nadu to see direct contest between AIADMK, DMK on 8 seats

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New Delhi | Published: March 18, 2019 2:02 PM

Both AIADMK and DMK are contesting on 20 seats each in the state, allotting the remaining 19 to their respective allies

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Arch-rivals – the ruling AIADMK and the opposition DMK will face off in eight seats in Tamil Nadu in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Both the parties will be in the straight contest in South Chennai, Kancheepuram (SC), Tiruvannamalai, Tirunelveli, Mayiladuthurai, Salem, Nilgiris (SC) and Pollachi.

Both AIADMK and DMK are contesting on 20 seats each in the state, allotting the remaining 19 to their respective allies. The lists announced on Sunday by the two parties comprises several prominent personalities, including Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai (AIADMK) and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi (DMK).

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