The election commission has rejected 1153 candidate nominations filed for the upcoming Tamil Nadu elections 2011.
Congress had the biggest set back when the candidature of Tamilnadu’s Congress chief K V Thankgabalu’s wife Jayanthi Thankgabalu was rejected. She was said to have missed certain documents and she did not provide full details of her assets. Now, Thankgabalu himself will contest from the Mylapore constituency.
In all, 4228 candidates applied for candidature, off which 1153 were rejected. The remaining 3,082 candidate nominations will now go for a final scrutiny on Tuesday. Chennai district alone has 294 candidates in fray while Tiruppur North has the highest number of contestants for a constituency with 70 candidates.
For Pondicherry polls, of the 378 nominations filed, 105 were rejected, so 273 candidates will fight over 4 regions of Puducherry.
Assembly Election fever is reaching its crescendo in West Bengal as well, as West Bengal election dates are coming near. In Assam, Congress is probably going to have a tough time because of the anti-incumbency factor, while in Kerala it may get an easy win.