Tamil Nadu Election 2021: Full list of BJP candidates

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Updated: March 30, 2021 4:08 PM

Full list of BJP Tamil Nadu candidates: BJP national general secretary Arun Singh said state president L Murugan will contest from Dharapuram and senior leader H Raja will contest from Karaikudi.

Tamil Nadu will vote in single-phase on April 6 and the results will be declared on May 2.

Full list of BJP candidates for Tamil Nadu Election 2021: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today, i.e. March 17, released the remaining three names for the Tamil Nadu polls. The list approved by the Central Election Committee of the party has names of candidates for Thalli, Udhagamandalam and Vilavancode constituencies. The saffron party had earlier released a list of 17 candidates on March 14 for the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. At a press conference, BJP national general secretary Arun Singh said state president L Murugan will contest from Dharapuram and senior leader H Raja will contest from Karaikudi. “In Tamil Nadu, BJP is contesting as NDA partner and we’ll be contesting in 20 Assembly constituencies spread across all regions of the state,” he said

The party has fielded Khushboo Sundar from Thousand Lights constituency while Vanathi Srinivasan has been given a ticket from high-profile Coimbator South constituency.

With this, the BJP has released its full list of 20 candidates for the Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021.

Tamil Nadu will vote in single-phase on April 6 and the results will be declared on May 2. While the BJP is trying to make its space in the politics of Tamil Nadu, the battle has turned interesting this time with the debut of Kamal Haasan’s party Makkal Needhi Maiam. Besides the arch rival AIADMK and DMK, TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK is also contesting the polls in alliance with Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM.

Candidates                                      Constituency

L Murugan                                       Dharapuram
H Raja                                              Karaikudi
Vinoj P Selbvam                              Harbour
Khushboo Sundar                           Thousand Lights
S Thanigaivel                                  Tiruvannamalai
Kalivarathan                                   Tirukkoyilur
Dr CK Saraswathi                            Modakkurichi
Vanathi Srinivasan                          Coimbator South
A Annamalai                                   Arvakurichi
D Periyasamy                                  Tittakudi
Poondi S Venkatesan                      Thiruvaiyaru
P Saravanan                                    Madurai North
G Pandurangan                               Virudhunagar
D Kuppuram                                   Ramanathapuram
Nainar Nagendran                         Tirureiveli
MR Gandhi                                     Nagercoli
P Ramesh                                       Colachel
Dr C Nagesh Kumar                       Thalli
Bhojarajan                                      Udhagamandalam
R Jayaseelan                                   Vilavancode

The BJP is contesting the polls with AIADMK, which is contesting on 178 seats. Opinion poll surveys have predicted the return of MK Stalin-led DMK. In 2016, AIADMK had won 136 of 234 it contested while its opposition party DMK had contested 178 but could win 89.

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