All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has planned to selection of candidates via interview. AIADMK will conduct face-to-face interviews with candidates aspiring to contest 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu on March 11 and 12.
Party leaders will hold interviews for candidates from 20 constituencies on Monday and the remaining 19 constituencies on Tuesday.
The AIADMK finalised its seat-sharing pact with the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) on Sunday. Led by actor-turned-politician Vijaykant, the DMDK will contest on four Lok Sabha seats in the state.
“It has been decided to allot four seats to DMDK. In the bypolls to 21 Assembly constituencies, the DMDK will support the AIADMK,” Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam told reporters, as quoted by news agency PTI. The constituencies to be contested by the allies will be announced after consultations, he added.
The ruling AIADMK already has an alliance in place with the Bharatiya Janata Party, Pattali Makkal Katchi, Puthiya Tamizhagam and All India N.R. Congress. PMK is set to contest on seven seats, BJP on five, Puthiya Tamizhagam from one. The single seat from Puducherry, a Union Territory, will be contested by AINRC.