DMK, Cong 'bewildered' by aspirants list

DMK, Cong 'bewildered' by aspirants list

The DMK and its poll partner Congress face a delicate situation as factions in both parties have sent “wish lists” of candidates even before seat-sharing talks.

While DMK has to grapple with issues surrounding party president M Karunanidhi's elder son Alagiri, the Congress has to deal with its factions.

Though DMK did not attach significance to the meeting between Alagiri and Karunanidhi recently, party sources on Thursday told DH that the former had hinted to his father about the candidates to be fielded in southern districts.

A  few days after his meeting, Alagiri had sent his “wish list” of candidates to the DMK chief, which has put Karunanidhi in a difficult situation as Alagiri’s list will be rejected by his younger son M K Stalin.

“When our Anjanenjan (‘fearless heart’, Alagiri) was the south zone organising secretary, he had steered our party in polls especially in southern belt, several times. So, our leaders should consider his choice too,”  said K Ganesan, former DMK leader and Alagiri supporter.

The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) is also in a tight spot as its faction group recommended various party functionaries of their choice to include in the candidate list.
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