TMVP submits candidates list in Jaffna Secretariat
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 12:58 GMT]
Thamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) political party led by Eastern Province Prime Minister Pillayan submitted its list of candidates contesting Jaffna district in the forthcoming parliamentary election Tuesday in Jaffna Secretariat, sources in Jaffna said. Four of the twelve candidates are women and the chief candidate in the list is Kanthiah Arumailingam. Meanwhile, Pillayan who had come to Jaffna did not enter Jaffna Secretariat but chose to wait in his vehicle outside Jaffna Secretariat on the occasion due to security reasons, the sources added.
The names of the four women candidates are Ramani Thangarajah, Subramaniam Bawani, Cithravadivel Sivananthi and Nallasekaram Sarojadevi.
Kanthaiah Arumailingam (chief candidate), Muthu Kaneshalingam, Manohar Hariharan, Thinakaranpillai Pirasith, Muhamathupillai Karathas, Subramaniam Yoganathan, Vadivel Rameshkumar and Sunthararajah Saundrarajah are the eight male candidates of the total twelve.
General Secretary of TMVP, R. Kaileswaran submitted the list of candidates.
Four independent groups had already paid deposit money to contest Jaffna electoral district and TMVP is the first political party to submit its list of candidates in Jaffna Secretariat.