The ruling AIADMK on Wednesday announced its candidates for the two by-elections to the Tamil Nadu Assembly from Vikhravandi and Nanguneri fixed for Oct 21.
It has fielded M R Muthazh Selvan from Vikhravandi and Reddiapatt V Narayanan from Nanguneri. Both are low-profile functionaries.
The DMK has fielded local Villupuram district secretary N Pugezhendi in Vikhravandi. It has left the Nanguneri to Congress as it is a seat held by it.
Pugezhendi is a loyalist of Villupuram district strongman and former Minister K Ponmudi.
Talking to reporters at Chennai airport on Wedneday before leaving for Thiruvananthapuram for talks with Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan on sharing of waters of inter-State rivers, TN CM Palanisami asserted that the AIADMK would win both the by-elections and prove that the people were still with his Government.