Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016: `Karti Chidambaram not contesting`

Karti Chidambaram, the son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, is not contesting Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016.

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2016, 10:46 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016: `Karti Chidambaram not contesting`

Pudukottai: Karti Chidambaram, the son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, is not contesting the Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016.

DNA has quoted sources as saying that Karti Chidambaram has, in fact, not even sought a ticket from the Congress party.

"Karti did not seek a ticket from the Congress and he is not going to be contesting the polls this time around."

 

On Sunday, P Chidambaram had expressed dissatisfaction over seat-sharing arrangement with ally DMK, saying his party has been allotted "seats which we do not need".

"In this election, we have been allotted only 41 seats to contest. Even in those 41 seats, we have been allotted seats which are not desired by us. We have been offered seats which we do not need," he had said.

 

"We do not know whether they (Congress leadership) will field candidates as per our wish. But, we cannot neglect (contesting polls) it just by saying we are not happy," he had said, addressing a party meeting here.

After much deliberations, Congress and DMK had arrived at their seat-sharing formula on April 04, for the May 16 polls with the national party being allotted 41 constituencies.

(With PTI inputs)