AIADMK allots 31 seats to women in Vellore Corporation
VELLORE: AIADMK on Monday announced 31 women and 29 men candidates for the elections to the Vellore Corporation.
The election for 60 ward councillors of the Corporation would be held in the first phase on October 17.
Sources in AIADMK said that J Amala Nirubha, who is named as the party candidate for the 60th ward, is the likely candidate for mayor post for the corporation. Though the present mayor P Karthiyanini had applied, she was denied ticket for the local body election. Of the sitting 33 councillors, the AIADMK has issued ticket to nine councillors to contest again in the election.
Sitting DMK MLA and former mayor of Vellore P Karthikeyan said a total of 156 party cadre, including five women candidate of SC community, have submitted applications to contest in the local body election.
They would announce the list of candidates within a couple of days.
Dr Rajeswari, a gynaecologist, who was fielded as party mayor candidate during the 2011 local body election, is the likely candidate for mayoral post of the DMK party, said party sources.