AIADMK decides to back D Raja, withdraws one of its nominees
Chennai: The ruling AIADMK today acceded the plea of CPI for support to its candidate D Raja in the June 27 biennial elections to six Rajya Sabha seats and announced withdrawal of one of its nominee from the contest.
The change of heart by Jayalalithaa to accommodate CPI came after Raja called on her this morning and sought support. Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in a statement released to the press here announced that her party would extend support to the candidature of Raja.
AIADMK'S Thangamuthu, who was fielded as fifth candidate would withdraw his nomination, she said. Earlier, Jayalalithaa had expressed her party's inability to help CPI and nominated five of her party candidates for the election.
Reacting on the rumours that Congress may name Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman, Nandan Nilekani as its candidate for Prime Minister, JD(U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari said the move could be suicidal for the party.
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