Newly formed poll front to contest 18 seats in Tamil Nadu

Social Welfare Front, comprising three political parties, Monday announced its candidates for the 18 constituencies for the May 16 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 25, 2016, 15:49 PM IST

Coimbatore: Social Welfare Front, comprising three political parties, Monday announced its candidates for the 18 constituencies for the May 16 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

The front, with Welfare Party of India (WPI), Social Justice Movement (SJM) and Ambedkar Youth Movement (AYM), as constituents, has fielded Sahul Hameedh to contest from Thiruvrumbhur-Tiruchirapalli, a transgender from Mettuupalayam in Coimbatore District and woman candidate Jarina Jamal in Alanthur in Kanchipuram district, WPI Tamil Nadu President, S N Sikander told reporters here.

WPI will contest nine seats, Social Justice Movement in eight seats and Ambedkar Youth Movement in one seat in Valparai in Coimbatore District, he said.

In remaining seats, the front will extend support to those candidates, who are not corrupt and fighting for total prohibition, other than DMK, AIADMK and BJP, SJM Founder president Paneerselvam said.