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Actor turned Politician Kamal Haasan on Sunday announced that he will not contest the Lok Sabha Polls 2019 nor the State by-elections in Tamil Nadu. He said he will focus on the victory of all the candidates on 39 Lok Sabha Seats of Tamil Nadu and a lone parliamentary seat of Puducherry.

Kamal Haasan party Makkal Needhi Melisma (MNM) has been allotted a torch battery symbol for the Lok Sabha Mega Battle. Kamal Haasan who has floated in his own political outfit Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) on February last year has decided to contest the polls on all seats on Tamil Nadu alone.

His remarks about not contesting the Polls came on Sunday when he launched the party’s manifesto and list of Candidates for Lok Sabha Polls. Haasan, as quoted by ANI, said, ‘I will neither contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls nor assembly by-polls to 18 constituencies in Tamil Nadu. I have lot of work to do. I will work towards the success of my candidates’.

Earlier, he took a jibe at Rajinikanth for opting out of the Polls Race.

List of Candidates Declared by Kamal Haasan’s MNM

For Lok Sabha Polls 2019

  1. Kanchipuram (solo) – Ananthamalai M.Tankaraj
  2. Thiruvannamalai – R. Arul
  3. Arani – V. Shaji
  4. Kallakurichi – Ganesh H
  5. Namakkal – Thangavelu R.
  6. Erode – Saravana Kumar A
  7. Ramanathapuram – Vijayapaskar J
  8. Karur – Harihara
  9. Perambalur – Arulpirakam
  10. Thanjavur – Sampath Ramadoss
  11. Sivagangai – Snehan
  12. Madurai – Alagar
  13. South Chennai – Rangarajan
  14. Cuddalore – Annamalai
  15. Virudhunagar – Muniyasamy
  16. Tenkasi (solo) – Munasewaran K.
  17. Tirupur – Chandrakumar
  18. Pollachi – Mookambika Rathnam
  19. Coimbatore – Mahendran
  20. Tiruvallur solo – Lokurankan
  21. Chennai North – Maurya RETD. IG
  22. Madam Madi – Kamila Nasser
  23. Tiruppurpur – Sivakumar
  24. Arakkonam – Rajendran
  25. Vellore – Suresh
  26. Krishnagiri – Srikrishna
  27. Dharmapuri – Rajasekar
  28. Villupuram (solo) – False love of love
  29. Salam – Prabhu Manikandan
  30. Nilgiri – Rajendran
  31. Dindigul – Sudhakar
  32. Trichy – Anandaraja
  33. Chidambaram – Ravi
  34. Mayiladuthurai – Rifaiyudeen
  35. Nagapattinam – Guruvayya
  36. Theni – Radhakrishnan
  37. Thoothukudi – Golden Kumaran
  38. Tirunelveli – Wernickalai
  39. Kanyakumari – Ephesizer
  40. Puducherry – Subramanian

READ: Check Out Full List of BJP Candidates for Lok Sabha Polls 2019

List of Candidate for By-elections to 18 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu
  1. Poonamalle – Pooja Jagadish
  2. Perambur – Priyadarshini
  3. Tirupoorur – Karunakaran
  4. Sholingar – Kalarajan
  5. Gudiyatham – P. Venkatesan
  6. Ambur – Nandagopal
  7. Hosur – Jaipal
  8. Pappirippatti – good
  9. Aroor – Kuppuswami
  10. Nilkottai – Mint
  11. Thiruvarur – Arun Chidambaram
  12. Thanjavur – Thurai king
  13. Manamadurai – Ramakrishnan
  14. Andipatti – Thangavel
  15. Periyakulam – Prabhu
  16. Sattur – Sundar Raj
  17. Paramakudi – Ukraine Pandian
  18. Vladikulam – Natraj

Kamal Haasan’s party will take on the two most powerful parties in the state – AIADMK and DMK who had already entered into a poll pact with BJP and Congress respectively. The AIADMK led alliance have – AIADMK, BJP, PMK, KMDK, Puthiya Neethi Katchi and NR Congress.

While DMK apart from Congress has finalized terms with 6 parties. DMK will lead a Mega Opposition coalition in the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry comprising – Congress, CPI(M)CPI, MDMK, VCK, IUML, KMDK and IJK.

Tamil Nadu has total 39 Lok Sabha Seats while Puducherry has a single Lok Sabha seat.

General Elections are slated for April-May this year that would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Election Commission had on Sunday declared schedule for General Elections 2019. Results for the crucial Lok Sabha Polls will be announced on May 23 four days after the 7th phase of voting.

Tamil Nadu will vote to April 18 for Lok Sabha as well as on 18 by-elections seats.

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