Chennai: DMK cadres on Friday continued to protest over the choice of candidates in over 12 Assembly segments across the state even as party treasurer M. K. Stalin launched his election campaign in Madurai. Opposing candidature of former minister and sitting MLA T. P. Mohindeen Khan from Palayamkottai constituency, party cadres of Tirunelveli district staged a protest in front of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi’s Gopalapuram residence on Friday morning. Raising slogans against Mohindeenkhan, the cadres alleged he was representing the constituency for the past 15 years, but did nothing for the constituency. “Out of the 35 area secretaries in Palayamkottai, 31 are against his candidature. We want the party to change the candidate,” a party functionary from Palayamkottai told reporters. At Palayamkottai, cadres burnt an effigy of the former DMK minister in protest. In Sirkazhi, four DMK supporters attempted to self-immolate near the new bus stand there protesting against party candidate Killai Ravindran. The local party cadres are upset over the nomination of Ravindran who hails from Chidambaram. However, police pacified the agitating cadres. Supporters of former DMK minister Selvaraj protested against allocation of Manachanallur Assembly seat that was previously held by him to Kattukulam Ganesan.

Chennai: DMK cadres on Friday continued to protest over the choice of candidates in over 12 Assembly segments across the state even as party treasurer M. K. Stalin launched his election campaign in Madurai.
Opposing candidature of former minister and sitting MLA T. P. Mohindeen Khan from…