AIADMK to depute entire Cabinet for Vellore poll
CM Palaniswamy said that in a week's time, the EPS Cabinet will change to Vellore Lok Sabha constituency. As rival DMK has put out a list of workers who are canvass in Vellore and has called for a meeting of district secretaries the campaign, the ruling AIADMK informed.
The party sources said Chief Minister Palaniswami is expected to campaign for four days in the constituency. The major campaign sees the rival holding public rallies and held van campaigns in the minority-dominated constituency. By nominating A Mohammedjan and N Chandrasekaran, a Muslim and former Ranipet MLA and a Dalit respectively for the Rajya Sabha seats. While AIADMK party candidate AC Shanmugam contesting on two leaves symbol. The ruling party is keen on general elections. The New Justice Party leader was of the founding members of AIADMK, and succeed Vellore's seat in 1984 with 53% of votes.
In the year 2014 Shanmugam an NDA ally, contested in BJP and gained 3.24 lakh votes. He defeated the margin of 59,393 votes. “Each Minister will be given a designated area and the list is almost getting finalized. It will be handed over immediately will see the coming together of all allies,” said AIADMK leader.
Shanmugam said, “nomination of a Muslim to the RS will work in my favor. PM Narendra Modi has assured that he would try to come to Vellore. I am extremely confident that the electorate will give me a favorable mandate because as an NDA MP, I can bring welfare schemes to the constituency. DMK’s victory will do no good for people. Except for staging walkout from the Parliament, DMK MPs will do nothing else,” he said. Kathie Anand asserted that the anti-incumbency factor would favor him. “Winning the polls is not a big challenge for me,” he said.